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4 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: I have a hearing to get my license back and I'm on supervision do I admit to supervision or can I say no I have not been
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David J. Winer answered on Sep 10, 2019

If you are having a hearing or getting your license with the Secretary of State you should advise them that you are on Supervison and when completing the forms state it also.

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Q: I am driving in Chicago as a student on my Country’s license . I have been issued a ticket for invalid license .

Is it a valid ticket and will I be charged in the court for invalid license. Rule book says otherwise .

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David J. Winer answered on Sep 9, 2019

There is a type of license in Illinois called the TVDL which would allow you to drive here. I suggest that go to

www.Cyberdriveillinois.com the official Illinois DMV website to look into the requirements. In the meantime, you should hire a traffic defense lawyer to deal with the pending...
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Q: I have a CDL and got a speeding ticket over 18

I have a CDL and I was pulled over for for a speeding ticket at 18 over.... instead of paying the ticket worried that it would go to my driving record I requested to plead not guilty and go to court in front of a judge not a jury. I drive for a school district and if convicted I could loose my job.... Read more »

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David J. Winer answered on Sep 9, 2019

I would certainly hire a traffic lawyer from the county where the ticket is from. With a CDL you have to be very careful as they are logged on your drivign record much differently than an non-CDL driver. Hopefully the lawyer can have the ticket amended to reduce the penalty.

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Q: I got 2 moving violations in Arkansas and 1 in illonois in the past 30 days I live in illonois.

will il find out about the 2 Arkansas tickets and suspend my license?

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David J. Winer answered on Mar 3, 2019

I would hire an attorney for the Illinois ticket. If you have three convictions on your record you will get suspended if you are over 21 years old. Make sure whether the Arkansas tickets are logged in on your Illinois record becasue they will count

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Q: I got a speeding ticket back in 2017. I went to the courthouse and paid the ticket and asked for court supervision.

I paid the additional costs for court supervision and they said I would have to attend a class and they would send out a schedual which I never got and now the ticket is on my record. Is there anything I can do to get it removed

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David J. Winer answered on Mar 3, 2019

A Motion to Vacate must be filed with the court to bring the case back to court. You can explain the situation to the Judge and ask that the Court Supervision be reinstated and the permanent conviction be removed. You wil have to get the trafic school done. it would be wise to do it before the... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: Can I obtain a copy of my Drivers License in Illinois at the DMV if I have a bench warrant in Indiana
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David J. Winer answered on Feb 21, 2019

You can go to a DMV with ID and $120.00 to obtain a driving abstract or go to Cyberdriveillinois.com and search the Illinois DMV website on how to order one by mail A warrant in Indiana will have no effect

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Q: My wife was pull over in Venice Illinois, with a suspended license and improper registration. She was bonded out for

$150.00. The car was towed to Andy tow in Venice. The police department will no release the car because their stating you do not own the car so we are not going to release the car to you. We showed them the insurance, Bill of sale, and the Jimmy Kavadas car company even confirm the ownership of the... Read more »

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David J. Winer answered on Feb 17, 2019

I highly suggest that you contact a traffic lawyer specifically in your area. I work only in Lake and Cook County only and am not familiar with your area. A local lawyer will be much more help

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4 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: How long will my license be suspended? How can I avoid jail time and public record ?

I’m only 18 and I got a ticket for disobeying a stop sign dec 28 2018. I got another way a couple days ago For the same reason. I paid the first one off. Than I got a ticket for speeding 26 Mph -34 mph. The officer did not arrest me but made me sign some papers . I think it’s a individual bond.... Read more »

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David J. Winer answered on Feb 17, 2019

Given your age and the amount of tickets the only tip I can offer is to contact a lawyer. FYI, for drivers under 21 years old two convictions in 24 months will lead to a suspension. The length of the suspension is determined on the type and severity of the tickets on your record. Also, the... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Illinois on
Q: After completing the roadside sobriety test is the officer required to give you the option to take a chemical test or no

If he places you in cuffs and being transported for testing are you considered under arrest and in compliance

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David J. Winer answered on Feb 14, 2019

The officer is only required to offer a breath or blood test once at the police station. But, first he must read you the "Warning to Motorist" form explaining the consequences of taking the test or refusing. On the road he is not required to offer any chemical testing.

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Q: I had two DUI's the last was 8 years ago. What do I need to do to get my license back in Illinois
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David J. Winer answered on Feb 3, 2019

You need to have an SOS hearing which is more complicated and involved. then people think. If you live out of state or in Northern Illinois you can call me for a free consultation. Getting your "Court Purpose" driving record from the Illinois DMV is critical to determine your options

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Q: I got a 2 tickets for driving on expired plates and speeding 15-20 over posted speed limit.

The method of release on my tickets is mentioned as paying 2000 and 120 dollars respectively. My court appearance is scheduled for this coming Monday . I'm a student and couldn't pay those fines. How can i proceed further in the court without taking any attorney.

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David J. Winer answered on Feb 3, 2019

First try to get the correct documents to make your plates valid. If they are expired this should be rather easy as paying for the registration. If you cannt get it done by Monday ask the Judge for a continuance and bring the documents to the next court date.

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3 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for Illinois on
Q: I have two pending cases but the clerk of courts sent a guilty verdict to the State of Ill

The State has revoked my driving privileges because of this I'm being punished for something that is still pending.can I get my charges dismissed because of this.

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David J. Winer answered on Jan 30, 2019

The conviction on your driving record may be due to you missing a court date and a Bond Forfeiture conviction being entered . You should contact a lawyer in your area to remedy the problem. He will need to check the court file and SOS to determine why this happened.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: If I were to pick up a client for rehabilitation from one state and transport them to another state

(several states away) while they are on the run from the law, what would be my penalty, if any?

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David J. Winer answered on Jan 30, 2019

I would not do it. If you are stopped by the police for a traffic stop and they find our he is wanted you can be charged with Aiding a Fugitive. I would contact a lawyer in your area to get permission from a Judge

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3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Can I get court supervision for a speeding traffic ticket without attending the driving course?

Speeding 15-20 over

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David J. Winer answered on Jan 16, 2019

If you are older than 19 years old, dont have a bad record and go to court the Judge can grant Supervision without traffic school. You may also be able to mail in the ticket to request Court Supervision, pay the fine and then will have to complete the online four hour Traffic Safety School.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Illinois on
Q: 17 year old Year high school girl Got jumped inside the school by three girl the 17-year-old hit one of the girls with

Combination lock can parents press charges against 17 girl or go to jail

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David J. Winer answered on Jan 13, 2019

This is a matter with the police and school officials who should make a decision decide whether any charges or school discipline is warranted in this situation

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Q: I received a ticket for electronic device. I was not using it. The office asked me if it was in my hand. Not witnessed

I have to appear in court. The police were called as none were present. If the officer doesn’t show will it be dismissed or can I fight it?

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David J. Winer answered on Jan 13, 2019

It depends on what county the ticket was written. In Cook County the officer is obligated to be present on the first court date. In other county's you must first request a trial date to fight the case. Check what the rules are in the county where the ticket was written

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3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: I received a ticket for improper right turn. No officer was present another party called the police.

The other party claimed they had to drive over the median to avoid me. The only witnesses was the one who claimed I did this. They also said because they had to drive over the median they are hurt. What should I do? I have a court date on my ticket

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David J. Winer answered on Jan 13, 2019

You should certainly appear on the court date on the ticket otherwise the Judge will order a judgment of conviction and place it on your permanent driving record. To contest the charges I would seriously consider hiring a Traffic Law attorney to assist you at trial, as the other person has a... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Health Care Law for Illinois on
Q: can I get in legal trouble for picking up Rx's that were called in by real doctors but they are questioning the number

They were called in for family but The scrips were actually call in from docs. They were not controlled substances and I was helping a friend who did not have a car. So if they are legit called in by a doctor why should I be in trouble. Plus the pharmacy gave them too me and never asked a... Read more »

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David J. Winer answered on Dec 27, 2018

With the info provided it is impossible to determine why the police would investigate this situation. I am sure there

is more to it. I suggest that you contact a criminal defense attorney in the county where you live.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Illinois on
Q: how much time is a battery charge for a 14 year old ?
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David J. Winer answered on Dec 18, 2018

It all depends on what courthouse and county the case is in, any possible injury suffered by the victim, any defense he must have. There are several variables that must first be known. I suggest contact an attorney in the county the case is at. if it is in Lake County you can contact our office.

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4 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: What would be the best way & proper way for a minor to ask for court supervision on a misdemeanor speeding ticket?
David J. Winer
David J. Winer answered on Dec 17, 2018

A minor must be accompanied by a parent or guardian in court on a misdemeanor speeding ticket. I highly recommend obtaining an attorney in your area to accompany him in an effort to have the charge amended to a lower speed from a misdemeanor to a petty speeding ticket. It will help with insurance... Read more »

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