James G. Dimeas' answer It sounds like you are charged with a Battery. If you are charged with a Battery you are looking at a maximum punishment of up to one year in jail. Without knowing more about the case and about you and your background, all I can tell you is that since you are facing a possible jail sentence, you will need the services of a lawyer to represent you in Court.
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.
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...
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.
Juan Ooink's answer It all depends on the type of probation you received and what you actually plead guilty to. You should consult with an attorney and have that attorney review the case in order to determine what can and cannot be done regarding this matter.
Juan Ooink's answer Not really sure what you question is. You need a criminal defense attorney and you need to hire one right away. You have been charged with very serious offenses. The sooner you hire an attorney the better, so that attorney can start working on the case.
William Wolf's answer Contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer immediately. There are plenty of criminal defense lawyers that offer free consultations so you can decide which lawyer is best for you to hire.
Charles Candiano's answer I have no idea what you are asking. "Press charges" is a silly term that usually refers to someone to asking the State's Attorney to file minor criminal charges against someone. If that is what you mean, I assume you did not have insurance on the car and the stepmother wants to charge her daughter with Driving Without Insurance. You cannot be charged because you were not driving.
That said, you and your friend are BOTH liable for the damage. However, seeking criminal charges against...
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