Illinois 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: 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: Willl my license get suspended? Will it go on a criminal record ? What is a individual bond.

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Feb 16, 2019
Theodore J. Harvatin's answer
That’s just the bond. You are in danger of losing your license. This charge is a crime not a ticket. Find a lawyer

Q: hired for position and then the current employee decides not to leave. What recourse does new employee have?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Illinois on
Answered on Feb 16, 2019
Cynthia Pietrucha's answer
Depending on additional details not provided, the incoming new employee general manager may have a breach of contract claim and/or a right to collect unemployment benefits, but otherwise, just because this is unfair does not mean it is illegal. Employers may change their plans for any reason as long as they are not committing an illegal act or breaching a contract.

Q: I am married and travelled here on H1B alone with my daughter (2years old).Can I claim daycare fees in 2018 tax return?

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Illinois on
Answered on Feb 15, 2019
D. Mathew Blackburn's answer
Yes, the child and dependant care credit is available regardless of immigration status as long as you qualify under the rules of the credit.

Q: Reaffirmed my car and car is now trash . I'm stuck paying a car that's useless.What can i do?

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy for Illinois on
Answered on Feb 15, 2019
Timothy Denison's answer
Unfortunately, if you reaffirmed the debt, you’re stuck paying it unless you can. Egotists some kind of settlement with the lender. Consult your bankruptcy attorney for options but I think you’re going to have to pay for it.

Q: After completing the roadside sobriety test is the officer required to give you the option to take a chemical test or no

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Illinois on
Answered on Feb 14, 2019
David J. Winer's answer
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.

Q: I forgot to affix my license plate sticker and got a ticket. If I provide proof can I contest the ticket?

3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Feb 13, 2019
Cheryl Powell's answer
Show proof of when it was paid and that u have it now, pic of it on your car. Might be dismissed.

Q: What happens if a 17 year old is caught with an ounce of marijuana

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Illinois on
Answered on Feb 13, 2019
Cheryl Powell's answer
Typically, they get a small fine.

Q: I was under-age when I got pregnant, I am 18 now, if I took the father to court for child support, what would happen?

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Illinois on
Answered on Feb 12, 2019
Ray Choudhry's answer
While you were underage, your parents had to act on your behalf.

Now you can file court proceedings yourself.

It's called a Parentage Petition.

The judge will decide on a parenting plan and amount of child support.

There may a child support recovery office close to where you live.

They are supposed to help people recover child support free of charge.

Q: Does Illinois require marital counseling before divorce if one spouse asks for it?

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Illinois on
Answered on Feb 12, 2019
Cheryl Powell's answer
It depends. The parties have to testify and the judge determines if he thinks there is a reasonable opportunity to get back together or not. If he thinks so, he orders it.

Q: My ex and I are both on the title to a home - he alone is on the mortgage. Home is in foreclosure. Am I responsible?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Illinois on
Answered on Feb 11, 2019
Ray Choudhry's answer
Take a look at the foreclosure complaint that was attached to the summons.

Does it ask for a personal deficiency against you.

Q: If a contractor demands payment for a job not complete and threatens to put a lien on my property can he do that ?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Illinois on
Answered on Feb 11, 2019
James G. Ahlberg's answer
There are a lot of details necessary before your question can be answered. Your best bet is to gather every scrap of paper you have dealing with the situation and make an appointment with a lawyer. Don't forget to bring all the papers and forms the contractor gave you before he started working on the job, particularly if this involves the remodeling or repair of a residence.

Q: I was given the wrong court appearance date In Joliet, IL what should I do now?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Answered on Feb 10, 2019
William Wolf's answer
A lawyer would be a help to look into what happened as well as filing a motion to vacate any judgment or warrant against you.

Q: After divorce, my ex still owns a portion of the house. Now, I'm selling. Do I get all the principal I paid back?

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Real Estate Law for Illinois on
Answered on Feb 8, 2019
Ray Choudhry's answer
Read the divorce papers. He gets what they say he gets.

Don't forget a person living in the house and making payments is also living in the other persons home rent free.

Q: My husband and I want to move to Texas to better our situation but, sons father owes 3,000 childsupport, can I take him?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Illinois on
Answered on Feb 8, 2019
James G. Ahlberg's answer
You need permission from the court to move your child out-of-state. There are a number of legal hoops to jump through and numerous things the judge needs to consider. Contact an attorney to get this done -- it is not something most people will succeed in doing on their own.

Q: My husbands ex will not allow his visitation per the court order. We live out of state and child not allowed in our car.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Illinois on
Answered on Feb 8, 2019
Ray Choudhry's answer
What does the parenting plan say.

If she is in violation, then a contempt case can be filed.

He can also, file a petition to amend the parenting plan to give the extended week or 2 weeks visits because of the distance.

On this page, click the parenting plan to see what it looks like: https://midamericalawoffice.com/divorce-forms/

Q: What usually happens when your found guilty of driving on a suspended license due to a judgment? What's the sentencing?

3 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Feb 7, 2019
Juan Ooink's answer
Your question is really not that clear. If a judgment has been entered against you for a Driving on Suspended Ticket, you typically just have to pay the fine or deal with failure to appear. Driving on Suspended is a Class A Misdemeanor which is punishable by up to 364 days in jail and up to $2,500.00 in fines not including mandatory fees and costs. You should hire an attorney to assist you with this matter because it could also cause you further issues with your Driver's License.

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