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Q: Had court supervision for 18 months a year ago would I be able to qualify after 7 months after it ended to get supervis

I got a speeding ticket after 7 months being off court supervision would I still qualify for it again?

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Dan Nold answered on Jun 14, 2021

Yes. You can be placed on supervision two times in any 12-month period. So I’m the last 12 months, you have not been placed on court supervision.

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Q: I received a ticket in a construction zone 73 in 55 no workers present. I have no other tickets. Am I better off

Pleading guilty and requesting court supervision or asking for trial, getting an attorney and hope the cop doesn’t show? What are is the percentage state police don’t show?

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Dan Nold answered on Jun 10, 2021

You should probably consult with an attorney who knows the courthouse you will be in. It’s always good to learn the pros and cons

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Q: First ticket did not understand supervision, just said guilty. 2nd ticket can I get supervision?

June 2020 I got a ticket for operating an electronic device while moving, I didn't understand what supervision was, so I just sent the guilty and waiver portion back. April 2021 I got a speeding ticket, now I'm understanding I want supervision, but the legal speak says "I have not... Read more »

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Dan Nold answered on Jun 4, 2021

You are not eligible to mail in and request supervision with the traffic school. You can appear in court, plead guilty and request supervision. The judge can grant supervision at that time. You will have to pay the additional court costs to appear in court.

It’s possible the judge...
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3 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Pulled over for speeding and blew .07 now I have to go to court could I get a dui?
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Dan Nold answered on May 31, 2021

The officer had the opinion that you were under the influence of alcohol. If the state can prove that you were you impaired by any amount of alcohol, then you could get a DUI. Even though you blew under.

You definitely need a lawyer to fight this case.

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Q: So I’m on court supervision and I just got a cell phone ticket will I lose my license for this and I do have a lawyer
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Dan Nold answered on May 30, 2021

You shouldn’t lose your license. Talk to your attorney. 3 convictions if you’re over 21 within 12 months or 2 convictions within 24 months if you’re under 18 are required before you lose your license.

If this is your second ticket and you’re under 21, you should be able to avoid...
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Q: Will the judge dismiss my speeding ticket, for a first time offense?

I am a WI resident, and got a ticket for going 15 over in IL. The cop even said my record is pristine. I don’t want to just pay the fine, or go to traffic school. If I show up to my court date - could the judge just dismiss it since it’s a first time offense? I don’t want points added to my... Read more »

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Dan Nold answered on May 26, 2021

If it was in McHenry county, you should obtain an attorney to keep this from being a ticket that affects your Wisconsin license. The judge will not just dismiss the case because you have a clean record. Some prosecutors might, others may offer an amendment to a non moving offense so it’s not... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Got speeding ticket for 34 over. Officer marked no court appearance needed but got court day on mail. What can I do

Can the ticket get dismissed since that was a mistake from the cop?

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Dan Nold answered on May 5, 2021

This type of mistake will not cause your ticket to be dismissed. You need to hire an attorney.

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1 Answer | Asked in Cannabis & Marijuana Law for Illinois on
Q: In illinois can a potential employer not hire you for failing a urine test for thc on premeployment drug test

The job is non-federal non-state and non-union.

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Dan Nold answered on May 3, 2021

Private employers have a lot more leeway with things like this. Unfortunately, weed smokers are not a protected class when it comes to discrimination. And employers have the right to decide, as long as they are not using discriminatory practices, on how to hire their employees. Maybe the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: Can 2 people be charged with the felony possession then one have all charges dropped against them but the other person n

It wasn't even my drugs it was hers but since she got cancer they dropped all charges on her but I'm still be charged? Can they do that or should it be dropped all together?

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Dan Nold answered on May 2, 2021

Well, they can do it because they already did it, and they can drop charges for any reason or no reason at all. They certainly can do it. Should they? I mean, should drug possession even be a crime? There are a lot of should questions we can ask about this situation. But can they? If they... Read more »

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Q: is it in an inalienable right in the state of Missouri to consume alcohol
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Dan Nold answered on Apr 29, 2021

Inalienable rights I would generally say are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. I suppose you could consider the consumption of alcohol a pursuit of happiness. Generally, lawyers, at least lawyers that I know, do not speak about the consumption of alcohol being an inalienable right. It... Read more »

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Q: I was arrested with a meth pipe only. Is that possession of methamphetamines or possession of Paraphernalia?
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Dan Nold answered on Apr 29, 2021

If the government sends the pipe out for testing, and they are able to scrape any meth out of it, they could charge you with possession of methamphetamine. It's possible for this type of a charge to be filed several months after the police took the pipe as they wait for the lab results. It... Read more »

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Q: What's the worst charge for trespassing at Walmart with theft under $300

Actually a couple years ago my sister was charged wasn't charged that Collinsville Walmart for stealing the plastic bead box they let her go and told her don't return so last week she went to Glen carbon Walmart and she was bagging her stuff herself and three items wasn't running up... Read more »

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Dan Nold answered on Apr 29, 2021

It depends on if she's ever been convicted of Retail Theft before. And it depends on if they charged the trespassing as an ordinance violation or a misdemeanor. She should try and hire an attorney to help her minimize and maybe even get the charges dismissed with a deferred prosecution.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Illinois on
Q: My boyfriend is bipolar and wasn't taking his meds. He ended up assaulting me. Can I work with his lawyer to hel

So my boyfriend is bipolar and can become manic. He ended up assaulting me pretty bad. My family took me to the hospital were I found out I had a broken nose, two black eyes, a chiped tooth and bruises from head to toe. They pressured me to make report which I did but I thought I could drop the... Read more »

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Dan Nold answered on Feb 28, 2021

Victims of domestic violence have rights pursuant to Marsy's Law. Those include the right to hire an attorney and be informed of everything going on in the case and the ability to make a statement to the judge. You should consult with an attorney who represents victims of domestic violence... Read more »

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Q: If I overdosed and my girlfriend calls 911 aren't we both protected under Good Samaritan act or the immunity act??

I was in a hotel with my girlfriend and a buddy stopped by and has heroin, I take methadone from a clinic, I take to much and overdose, my friend runs and leaves while my gf calls 911... well my "friend" leaves his heroin behind as he flee's cause he says he has warrants... The... Read more »

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Dan Nold answered on Feb 28, 2021

There are certainly defenses like what you are referring to. The facts of the case must fit a very specific fact pattern. You should consult with an attorney to further evaluate this defense and help you defend this charge.

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