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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Last July I missed a DUI-cannabis court date. Now my case status says bench warrant. How do I tackle this?
Dan Nold
Dan Nold answered on Jul 20, 2021

You need to hire an attorney and get a motion to quash on file. Depending on how long ago the warrant was issued, you may currently have a revoked drivers license. Your attorney can help clear that up through this process as well. Then you need to defend or resolve the DUI.

2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI, Traffic Tickets and Cannabis & Marijuana Law for Illinois on
Q: I got pulled over for DUI cannabis along with 5 traffic tickets. 4 Months later, I missed courts. I have now 6 warrants.

11 months later, I got into a car accident. Officer gave m a revoked license ticket and a traffic ticket. I know I shouldn’t been driving. How do I go about with the old and new traffic violations. I wasn’t arrested by the officer just An I bond.

John S. Fotopoulos
John S. Fotopoulos answered on Jul 19, 2021

These are serious charges. You should retain the assistance of an attorney as soon as possible.

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3 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Pulled over for speeding and blew .07 now I have to go to court could I get a dui?
Jason Michael Kunowski
Jason Michael Kunowski answered on May 30, 2021

Even though this situation was under the legal limit, you still could get charged with a DUI under a different subsection of the DUI statute. I would suggest looking for an attorney right away to discuss your options.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and DUI / DWI for Illinois on
Q: is it in an inalienable right in the state of Missouri to consume alcohol
Dan Nold
Dan Nold answered on Apr 29, 2021

Inalienable rights I would generally say are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. I suppose you could consider the consumption of alcohol a pursuit of happiness. Generally, lawyers, at least lawyers that I know, do not speak about the consumption of alcohol being an inalienable right. It... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Illinois on
Q: About 10 years ago my license was revoked for my 1 and only D.U.I, what can I do to get my license back?
Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Mar 29, 2021

You will have to have an administrative hearing with the Illinois Secretary of State. It should be an informal hearing.

You will be required to you obtain a drug and alcohol evaluation and take any recommended classes. Those classes may lead to additional requirements. This is not a good...
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2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for Illinois on
Q: if you are not convicted of a dui does it still go on your insurance

was arrested for dui but not convicted, completed state requirments and one year probation

Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Mar 23, 2021

If you were placed on probation, you were convicted. If you were placed on supervision, you were not convicted. The supervision will be visible only to law-enforcement and the Secretary of State and the states attorney. And once the statutory summary suspension has terminated, it will not be... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: To the lawyer thanks I'm the 2010 duii and yes I paid everything and I have been driving for the pass 11 years legally

Since my dui hearing illinois is full of it they sent me a letter for a 1 year suspension 2019 to 2020 and now they added 2 more years I'm not an attorney but I don't believe this is legal

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Mar 5, 2021

Not really sure what your question is here because you do not ask one. If you believe the suspension is a mistake, you need to consult with an attorney right away. The sooner you do so, the better.

3 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: In 2010 I my license was suspended in illinois for a dui me and my family went to Florida on 10/10/10 I was driving and

And received a speeding and driving on suspended the driving was paid and thrown out now illinois wants to give me a 3 year suspension what can I do

Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Mar 4, 2021

From your question, it appears that you received a DUI in Illinois, your second one within five years, and refused the breath test. That resulted in a three year suspension to start out with.

Now Florida has reported to Illinois that you were driving. That violates the driving while...
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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets, DUI / DWI and Federal Crimes for Illinois on
Q: I went 90 mph in a 60 mph highway. I got pulled over and got no ticket but got court and I dont know what to do.
Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Nov 30, 2020

Because it is a criminal offense (with a mandatory court appearance), having an attorney is recommended. Aggravated speeding 26-34 mph over the limit is a class b misdemeanor. Technically, it is punishable by up to 6 months in jail and a $1500 fine. Depending on certain factors, it may be possible... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: I drove 90 mph in a 60 mph zone in a Express. What lawyer should I get?
Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Nov 30, 2020

Because it is a criminal offense (with a mandatory court appearance), having an attorney is recommended. Aggravated speeding 26-34 mph over the limit is a class b misdemeanor. Technically, it is punishable by up to 6 months in jail and a $1500 fine. Depending on certain factors, it may be possible... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for Illinois on
Q: I got pulled over with a bac of .19 103 on a 50 and a swerving citation. Can I get court supervision?

I was heading to a park to park for safety and sleep it off, it’s my first offense and have no other record besides paying a open vodka bottle citation two weeks back. I’m 21

Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Oct 24, 2020

You are legally eligible for supervision. If you can, you should have a lawyer to increase the chances you will receive supervision and also negotiate the best outcome possible.

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1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Illinois on
Q: Could my charges be upgraded?

I got a first offense DUI. Blew close to 3x over the limit and got into an accident. No one was hurt and I was charged with a misdemeanor. A month later, the person I hit filed a personal injury claim. Does this mean my misdemeanor be upgraded to a felony?

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Oct 23, 2020

The Personal Injury law suit is not going to cause your DUI to be upgraded. If you did not have valid insurance or a valid driver's license at the time, it could be upgraded to a Felony offense. This is something you should be discussing with your attorney. If you have not hired an attorney... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for Illinois on
Q: What happens if you violate a term of unsupervised probation for a dwi
Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Sep 30, 2020

Anything from extending it to revoking it and jail.

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets and DUI / DWI for Illinois on
Q: I have 5,500 and $5 and unpaid tickets in Kansas I do not have the money to pay them tickets and I would like to know ho

This is in Kansas Wichita Kansas to be exact

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Sep 30, 2020

You need to discuss this with a Wichita, Kansas, attorney. The sooner you do this, the better.

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2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI and Car Accidents for Illinois on
Q: If I hire a lawyer to defend me in a case, what do I do if the attorney has done little to nothing for me. Pdf 2000$
Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Sep 21, 2020

If you are not happy with your attorney, you should hire a new attorney. The sooner you hire another attorney, the better. Make sure to tell your potential new attorney, what issues you had with your last attorney so the same issues do not come up.

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1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Illinois on
Q: I receive a called about unpaid fees for supervision,this is almost 6 months after my court appearance,is this posible?

I successfully completed my court ordered alcohol program,and before that my case worker never mention a due balance to me not even on the last day we saw each other.

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Sep 15, 2020

This is very simple to verify. Contact the Circuit Court Clerk in the County where you case was and ask them if you owe any fees. The Clerk will be able to check their system and tell you what is owed.

4 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for Illinois on
Q: 37 yrs ago my husband had a dui in pensacola florida went to court $1000 fine he paid and 100 days community service

the community service started in 3 weeks and navy relocated him to california two weeks later. He told judge this and he said well dont ever come back to florida or you'll be arrested. California gave him a license and so did illinois where we live now. Now illinois wont reissue his driver... Read more »

David J. Winer
David J. Winer answered on May 15, 2020

It is unclear from your questions whether the hold is in Illinois of Florida. I suggest that you call the Illinois DMV at 217-782-7065, give his Illinois drivers license number and ask what the hold is about and where it is from. Beware, they are closed now due to COVID and it may take awhile... Read more »

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4 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for Illinois on
Q: If i get pulled over lets say for expired tags and i have had a drink or two can I invok 5th amendment rights immediatel
Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Apr 12, 2020

You are not required to answer any questions but you cannot resist arrest.

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3 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: If proven that I was only going 3 mph over the limit rather than 8 due to where the sign is, can I get a dismissal?

And if dismissed, could I get the related dui charge dropped?

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Mar 10, 2020

No, speeding is speeding. You really should hire an attorney to assist you. DUI is not something you can handle on your own. Hire an attorney now.

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