Illinois Questions & Answers

Q: I got a court supervision fine and a second court date, 08/21. I will be away in college that day. What are my options?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Aug 14, 2018
Theodore J. Harvatin's answer
You can ask the clerk to reschedule it. Depending on the county they may take care of it on the spot.

Q: Workmans comp case approved for a year now but there is withheld disease out of the medical history. What do you

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Illinois on
Answered on Aug 14, 2018
James G. Ahlberg's answer
The impact of a disease on a workers' compensation injury can be complicated. Make sure the attorney handling your comp case is fully aware of the situation so he can handle it properly. If you don't have an attorney, you need to get one as quickly as possible.

Q: I overstayed my tourist visa, now a DACA recipient. Can I return to my home country and apply for a work visa in the US?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Illinois on
Answered on Aug 14, 2018
Hector E. Quiroga's answer
You don’t say how old you were when you got DACA, but if you were under the age of eighteen when you did it might be possible.

Q: If I get a wet and reckless as a minor, will I lose my license?

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Illinois on
Answered on Aug 14, 2018
Theodore J. Harvatin's answer
Not just from that single conviction

Q: even though I don't want to do this, how would I go about giving up my rights and not have to pay child support.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody and Child Support for Illinois on
Answered on Aug 13, 2018
Ray Choudhry's answer
You can't force her husband to adopt.

So, you are stuck.

But, you can assert your rights to be more involved with your child.

If you stay with it, you will get a court hearing.

Q: What If I receive my inheritance before filing for bankruptcy, can I send a part of it to someone I'm owing some money.

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy for Illinois on
Answered on Aug 13, 2018
Ray Choudhry's answer
If you transfer assets prior to filing bankruptcy, the trustee can get them back.

This includes repaying debts over and above normal.

Q: I was stopped driving on a suspended license because of 10 unpaid parking tickets. I cannot pay, what are my options?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Aug 13, 2018
Juan Ooink's answer
You are charged with 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. Also, depending on why and how many priors you have, you could be looking at a minimum required sentence of time in jail or community service. I suggest showing up to court and asking the Judge to appoint the Public Defender to your case and get time to clear your license.

Q: How do you get court supervision?

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Aug 13, 2018
Juan Ooink's answer
There should be a court date, time and location listed on the ticket. If there is no court date, you will be mailed a court date after time has passed for you to pay the ticket. You have to appear in court in order to get court supervision.

Q: My husband is in the hospital with injuries - it's okay if I report it to

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Illinois on
Answered on Aug 13, 2018
James G. Ahlberg's answer
Yes, it does. It is even better if you notify them via email or some other way that lets you prove later that you told them about the injury. They need to know (a)he's injured, (b)the general nature of his injury, (c)when it happened and (d)how his injury is connected to his work.

Q: Woman I knew for a week 15 years ago is coming out of no where and saying I'm the father of her child. Do I need to pay

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Illinois on
Answered on Aug 13, 2018
James G. Ahlberg's answer
If she is contacting you directly, I suggest ignoring her. If she is contacting you through a court, DON'T refuse to take the paternity test. In the first place, the court will order you to participate. In the second place, the paternity test is your surest way of proving you are not the father.

Q: I had a harassment claim filed against me by a coworker after she received a bad performance review.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Employment Discrimination and Sexual Harassment for Illinois on
Answered on Aug 13, 2018
James G. Ahlberg's answer
You need to contact an attorney in your area who practices in the field of employment law as soon as possible. Explain your situation to him or her. Bring every document you have to the first appointment, including particularly any paycheck stubs or payroll information you have for the past year or two, performance reviews, and a copy of the employer's employee handbook. If you don't have a copy of the employee handbook, borrow one from someone who still works there. Don't write on any of the...

Q: I got married and what is the protocol to relocate with my kids from my exhusband?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Child Custody for Illinois on
Answered on Aug 13, 2018
J. Richard Kulerski Esq.'s answer
Until a lawyer gets to know ALL of the facts of your situation, it is next to impossible to answer your question responsibly. Offhand, however, and based on the scant info you provided, I would say your chances are slim. You don't get an automatic right to move with your new husband. The answer is even more difficult to answer because we don't know what county your are in, or what judge you will have. Some counties are stricter than others when it coms to removal. Try to negotiate a deal with...

Q: Spouse is not paying court assigned maintenance. In Illinois, what is law regarding missed payments?

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Illinois on
Answered on Aug 13, 2018
Ray Choudhry's answer
You can take him to court for contempt (rule to show cause).

Q: Can I still use my inheritance for personal need after filing for bankruptcy in the USA

2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for Illinois on
Answered on Aug 13, 2018
Ray Choudhry's answer
This is a complicated question which turns on how, what and when you received or will receive your inheritance.

Need more information to answer your question.

Q: I'm 16 and i got 2 citations in 2 months in Illinois. They both say i must appear in court what should i do.

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Aug 12, 2018
Brandon K. Davis' answer
You will need a parent in court with you and, ideally, an attorney to assist. The Judge may agree grant supervision on one or both. Two convictions within 2 years will cause a license suspension when under 21 years old.

Q: I'm 16 and i got 2 citations in 2 months in Illinois. They both say i must appear in court what should i do.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Aug 12, 2018
Brandon K. Davis' answer
You will need a parent in court with you and, ideally, an attorney to assist. The Judge may agree grant supervision on one or both. Two convictions within 2 years will cause a license suspension when under 21 years old.

Q: I got a ticket for 71 in a 45 in Illinois. How often are these dropped to a lesser charge?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Aug 11, 2018
Theodore J. Harvatin's answer
Woodford is unfriendly. Contact Jeff Hall in Peoria. He goes there.

Q: Will a 5mph over speed limit conviction in Minnesota be sent to Illinois if on an IL drivers license?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Aug 11, 2018
Brandon K. Davis' answer
Typically, states will communicate with one another. Try to have the offense reduced to a non-moving violation to prevent a conviction on your record. Illinois can put a speeding ticket on your record, even if it's only 5 over.

Q: If you are injured in a motorcycle accident but weren't wearing a helmet can that hurt your case?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Illinois on
Answered on Aug 10, 2018
Steve McCann's answer
It certainly possible that not wearing a helmet in a motorcycle accident, but the affect of that fact is dependent on specific facts that are not provided here, such as the nature and extend of your injuries.

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