Criminal Law Questions & Answers

Q: How long will my license be suspended? How can I avoid jail time and public record ?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Criminal Law for Illinois on
Answered on Feb 17, 2019
James G. Dimeas' answer
Driving 26 to 34 over the speed limit is a Class B Misdemeanor in Illinois which carries a possible jail sentence of up to 6 months. Since it's an actual crime that carries a possible jail sentence, you will have a lawyer. If you can't afford one a Public Defender will be appointed for you.

Q: Speeding 26-34 mph above is a criminal offenses need to know what is gonna happen in court. Will I have to pay court fee

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Feb 17, 2019
Brandon K. Davis' answer
Speeding 26-34 over the limit is a Class B misdemeanor. The $1,500 is an I-bond, no need to worry about that amount specifically unless you fail to show up in court - your case may last a couple of court dates - typically two (first for your attorney to work out an agreement with the State and the second to show proof that you complied with the terms of that agreement).

You are technically facing a maximum $1,500 fine and up to 6 months in jail on the offense. Additionally, if...

Q: Speeding 26-34 mph above is a criminal offenses need to know what is gonna happen in court. Will I have to pay court fee

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Feb 17, 2019
Brandon K. Davis' answer
Speeding 26-34 over the limit is a Class B misdemeanor. The $1,500 is an I-bond, no need to worry about that amount specifically unless you fail to show up in court - your case may last a couple of court dates - typically two (first for your attorney to work out an agreement with the State and the second to show proof that you complied with the terms of that agreement).

You are technically facing a maximum $1,500 fine and up to 6 months in jail on the offense. Additionally, if...

Q: Felon charged with firearm after being convicted.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Feb 17, 2019
Gary Kollin's answer
Retain counsel. Knowledge is an element

Q: I was accused of harassment by computer by an individual.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Virginia on
Answered on Feb 17, 2019
Susan Fremit's answer
Tpu need to hire a local experienced criminal defence attorney to represent you on the harassment charge. That attorney will get discovery and find out what the allegations are. (You can also go to the General District court vletk’s office and adk for a copy of the criminal complaint.)

Defamation cases are hard to win in VA. Speak to a civil litigator about this course of action because it is not a criminal law matter.

Q: The indiv bond says 1500$ on it. Do I have to pay it. What happens when I go t court.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Feb 16, 2019
Jeremy Wang's answer
The $1500 is the I-bond amount on the ticket. You do not have to pay it so long as you show up to every Court date. Speeding 26-34 mph above the speed limit is a criminal offense in Illinois. You will need an attorney.

Q: My son died..his girlfriend wants everything including last pay check..who is responsible for him

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Answered on Feb 16, 2019
Dale S. Gribow's answer
absent paperwork to the contrary she is probably not entitled to anything...legally

but more info needed

Q: What's the consequences of being a minor and getting charged with possession of a controlled substance (schedule IV)?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Tennessee on
Answered on Feb 16, 2019
Cayley Turrin's answer
It is an A misdemeanor punishable up to 11 months and 29 days and a fine of $2500. You should consult with a local criminal attorney immediately.

Q: After a sentence is handed to an inmate and trial is over. Can a sentence be modified again

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Feb 16, 2019
Cary B. Hall's answer
A motion for modification on various grounds can be filed within 10 days of the sentencing. Of course, a successful appeal can also result in a new sentence as well.

Q: My daughter has a warrant for her arrest. Will I be in trouble if she is living with me?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Indiana on
Answered on Feb 16, 2019
Paul Stanko's answer
You would be harboring a fugitive if you assist her in evading arrest. If the police come knocking, let them in.

Q: In Indiana, if a cut down straw was found with traces of a white substance (according to police officer report)

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Indiana on
Answered on Feb 16, 2019
Paul Stanko's answer
Straw isn't paraphernalia. Inconsistencies in police reports may or may not be significant. If charges are pending, consult a criminal lawyer.

Q: I was physically abused by my ex and left. It’s been 2.5yrs. I’ve sustained emotional trauma. Can I sue for damages?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Indiana on
Answered on Feb 16, 2019
Paul Stanko's answer
This is not a criminal law question. You should consult a personal injury lawyer.

Q: Why would a prosecutor ask for records to be sealed in a criminal drug case?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Arbitration / Mediation Law for Indiana on
Answered on Feb 16, 2019
Paul Stanko's answer
Most likely to protect a confidential informant.

Q: need advice on search warrant clause

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Indiana on
Answered on Feb 16, 2019
Paul Stanko's answer
You have not asked a question.

Q: Are there any lawyers with experience in the mental health laws is Virginia?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Health Care Law for Virginia on
Answered on Feb 16, 2019
Timur Akpinar's answer
One option is to check with the Virginia State Bar's Lawyer Referral Service.

Tim Akpinar

Q: I lost my va benefits due to their saying that I'm a fugitive felon I violated my probation 20 years ago I was on two

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Answered on Feb 16, 2019
Grant St Julian III's answer
Your situation is too fact specific to give a proper answer in this forum. You need an attorney to discover what exactly happened in your cases. Start calling around.

Q: Can this defense be use if you feel a animal is in harm ?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Feb 15, 2019
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
Maybe if you can convince a jury that was your intentions it's called jury nullification.

Q: Will anyone help a single mom in Forsyth county stop a wealthy ex husband and his family from violating a court order?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence and Family Law for Georgia on
Answered on Feb 15, 2019
Kim Ebert's answer
Many attorneys, and I’m assuming local to you too, provide free consultations. Also, check with the local legal aid. Child custody situations can be stressful, but a competent local attorney can ease the stress. Good luck.

Q: I was charged with hindering but never arrested for it. If I hindered wouldn't I be arrested on sight.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Feb 15, 2019
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
Honestly your guess is as good as ours, but some cops are just not that anxious to arrest someone especially if you are near their time to go home as it can take 1 to 2 hours to process you.

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