Schaumburg, IL asked in DUI / DWI for Illinois

Q: If I missed my pay or appear date for a DUI, then I went to jail for it, can I avoid going to jail for contempt?

I already had a warrant and went to jail. Now I have to go to court for contempt. I paid my bond to get out until my court date. I also paid an extra $50 towards my fine directly after I got out of jail. What else can I do to stay out of jail?

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Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink
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  • DUI & DWI Lawyer
  • Bolingbrook, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Call the attorney that assisted you with the DUI. If you had a Public Defender, you can try contacting them. You really should hire an attorney to appear in court with you to increase your chances of staying out of jail. The sooner you hire an attorney, the better.

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis
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  • DUI & DWI Lawyer
  • Northfield, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: The best advice would be to complete any remaining conditions as soon as possible (payment of fines, etc.). Have an explanation, not an excuse, for anything that is left unresolved. Contact your DUI attorney.

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