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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Energy, Oil and Gas for Illinois on
Q: I got two citation at the same time and need to show up at court on the date they specify.

On the citation papers, there is a sentence "Without admitting guilty, I promise to comply with the terms of this ticket and release." Why without admitting guilty? I am fully admitting that I was speeding and willing to comply (showing up in court) and willing to pay fine. So, ready to... View More

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answered on Mar 5, 2022

Signing the ticket avoids you’re having to post cash bond. Your signature is your promise to appear in court. They are explaining that by signing the ticket, you are not automatically admitting guilt. The time to admit guilt is when you are in front of the judge. You might consider asking for... View More

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Q: Hello i need to know what kind of lawyer i need i almost had my home burned down due to a mistake by the gas company .
George W. Svoboda
George W. Svoboda
answered on Jul 24, 2020

You can't sue the gas company for almost doing something. However, you can sue them for actual damages resulting from negligent or incompetent work. Look for an experienced litigation attorney. Suing the gas company won't be inexpensive. If you have a good case, an attorney may take the... View More

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Q: Is gas stove with standing pilot light legal? No electric start, pilot light keeps going out leaking gas.

I am afraid to leave my dogs home alone. Carbon Monoxide detector doesn't go off. Even if it did who would notice. I just want the stove removed and a safe one in its place. I rent.

T. J. Jesky
T. J. Jesky
answered on Sep 8, 2018

Some gas appliances have a standing pilot light, i.e. a small flame that burns continuously, used to light the main burner gas. Should the pilot light flame go out, most appliances have a safety that will stop the flow of gas to both the main burner and the pilot. These appliances are known as... View More

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Q: I am considering purchasing a former gas station site and repurposing it for my business but am worried about cleanup.

What legal issues should I be aware of?

Steve McCann
Steve McCann
answered on Oct 26, 2016

Yes, that is certainly a valid concern, as I have witnessed clean up costs ending up being much more than anticipated on similar transactions. There are several legal issues you should be aware of, ranging from local ordinances to federal regulations through the EPA. I would highly recommend... View More

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