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?
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 »
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.
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.
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 »
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 »
It would be best for you to speak with your attorney in North Carolina who should be able to explain the delay and options at this point. As the case in pending in North Carolina, you may want to submit this question under NC rather than IL to receive responses from attorneys licensed in that state.
I already had a warrant and went to jail. Now I have to go to court for contempt. I paid my bond to get out until my court date. I also paid an extra $50 towards my fine directly after I got out of jail. What else can I do to stay out of jail?
Call the attorney that assisted you with the DUI. If you had a Public Defender, you can try contacting them. You really should hire an attorney to appear in court with you to increase your chances of staying out of jail. The sooner you hire an attorney, the better.
It depends on the agency where it was completed. If it is the designated agency for the specific county where your DUI is pending, it should be sent directly to court. For example, if it was Central States Institute in Cook County, they will send a copy directly to the courtroom on your next court...Read more »
Some of the paperwork can be created or another agency can do it instead. You will need to have an administrative hearing with the secretary of state. I recommend that you contact Attorney Larry Davis for drivers license reinstatement in your geographic area
If you are asking about an evaluation for a SOS hearing, it's six months. You want to do your classes first not only to make sure your update is current but also to incorporate any new information after completing classes.
I was pulled over for speeding about a half a mile from my house. I was trying to get home to use the bathroom. When I pulled into my driveway the officer said he smelled alcohol and that I appeared under the influence. I was placed under arrest. I refused a breathalyzer and a FST. I was taken into... Read more »
His name is Charles kerr from tampa and I would like to sue him-not his parents etc I just want him to see how it is not to have a life. My sister was an 18 year old homecoming queen and then she was killed.
Unless you have 4 or more convictions for DUI yes you can. First you have to resolve the driving while revoked ticket. Then you will have to have a hearing with the Illinois Secretary of State. There’s a long process to getting ready for that and you should consider retaining an attorney.
I have a guilty plea with supervision until 05/30/2020, recorded on 05/29/2019. I was given a ticket for a headlight being out, and driving on a suspended. I had a lawyer but then took a position for the state and was unable to represent me anymore. He said something about paying a reinstatement... Read more »
It sounds as though you are suspended simply because you did not pay the $250 reinstatement fee; in other words, the time on your suspension has run. Paying the fee would, if that is correct, give you valid privileges which will may help with the ticket....Read more »
I hired an attorney, paid the fine, paid for and attended the classes, and Missouri is saying they have no proof. Well neither do I after nearly a quarter of a century. My license in Illinois expires in April. I've spoken to Jefferson City who referred me to Satop. They told me I have to... Read more »
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