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Lake County Speeding Ticket Attorney

 Posted on January 15, 2021 in Traffic Law

 

 

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Aggravated Speeding Charges in Lake County Illinois—What should you do?

 

So, you have been pulled over in Lake County, Illinois. It’s a big one. Maybe you were going twice the limit. Maybe you hit triple digits on the radar gun. Maybe your recent driving record isn’t spotless. Is there any hope to avoid a suspension?

There most definitely is. At the Law Offices of Matthew R Gebhardt, P.C., we handle high speeding matters every day for people with all kinds of driving history. There are many options available to you to avoid license suspension and jail time on your aggravated speeding charge.

The best course of action is to call our office immediately for a no hassle, free consultation to discuss all of your options.

We handle matters in the Mundelein, Park City, Round Lake Beach, and Waukegan courthouses on a daily basis.

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Waukegan DUI Attorney

 Posted on January 15, 2021 in DUI

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Waukegan DUI Defense Lawyer Matthew R. Gebhardt examines the offense of DUI and its penalties under the laws of the State of Illinois.

DUI’s in Waukegan, Illinois can be charged as Misdemeanors or Felonies. We will being with an examination of Misdemeanor DUI’s in Waukegan, Illinois.

Misdemeanor DUI’s in Waukegan, Illinois

Waukegan DUI Defense attorney Matthew R. Gebhardt handles many misdemeanor DUI cases in Waukegan, Illinois. The minimum penalty on a misdemeanor DUI in Waukegan, Illinois is a period of twelve months supervision with alcohol education classes. The maximum penalty on a misdemeanor DUI in Waukegan, Illinois is 364 days in the Cook County Department of Corrections. If you plea or are found guilty after a trial on misdemeanor DUI charges in Waukegan, Illinois, many factors will be considered in determining your sentence. Some of these factors include: number of prior DUI and alcohol related offenses on your record, your criminal history, age, work status, citizenship status and any mitigating circumstances arising out of your case or background.

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Lake County Speeding Offenses

 Posted on January 14, 2021 in Lake County Defense Attorney

Lake County Speeding ticket attorney Matthew R Gebhardt examines the offense of speeding in Lake County, Illinois.

Most drivers have received at least one speeding ticket over the course of their driving history. While your experience with past speeding tickets may lead you to believe that this is a minor issue, the laws in Lake County, Illinois have changed dramatically in recent years. As such, the phrase “it’s only a traffic ticket” no longer applies in Lake County, Illinois. Recent changes to the traffic laws have greatly increased the penalties for speeding in Lake County, Illinois while at the same time lowering the threshold for determining what amounts to the more serious “Aggravated Speeding” charges. Lake County speeding ticket attorney Matthew R Gebhardt is well-versed in these changes and can assist you in preserving your driving privileges.

Lake County speeding ticket lawyer Matthew R Gebhardt has included some of the most recent changes below:

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Illinois to pass sweeping Crime Reform

 Posted on January 14, 2021 in Lake County Defense Attorney

Illinois is introducing a massive crime reform bill that will have a major impact on anyone involved in the criminal justice system.  Contact our office to discuss how these changes will impact your rights.

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Are Real Estate Closings still proceeding in Cook County, Illinois?

 Posted on March 31, 2020 in Uncategorized

Real Estate Lawyer Matthew R. Gebhardt examines the real estate transactions in amid the Corona Virus social distancing order.

Residential Real Estate Transactions Illinois. Illinois Hills Real Estate attorney Matthew R. Gebhardt.

Illinois Real Estate closing attorney Matthew R Gebhardt.

YES! Real estate transactions are still proceeding in Illinois during social distancing orders. At the Law Office of Matthew R. Gebhardt, we are fully prepared to assist you with your purchase or sale while maintaining your health and safety. Contact our office to have a virtually hands off, no contact real estate closing.

Real estate transactions, including residential closings, are among the top financial transactions in most people’s lives. When hundreds of thousands of dollars are involved, you can’t afford to proceed unprotected. At the The Law Offices of Matthew R. Gebhardt, P.C., we are experienced in guiding clients through the residential closing process and other real estate transactions with professionalism and efficiency. We make sure your transaction in Vernon Hills, Illinois goes smoothly and ensure your rights and interests are protected at every step of the process.

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Are Real Estate Closings still proceeding in Lake County, Illinois?

 Posted on March 31, 2020 in Uncategorized

Real Estate Lawyer Matthew R. Gebhardt examines the real estate transactions in amid the Corona Virus social distancing order.

Residential Real Estate Transactions Illinois. Illinois Hills Real Estate attorney Matthew R. Gebhardt.

Illinois Real Estate closing attorney Matthew R Gebhardt.

YES! Real estate transactions are still proceeding in Illinois during social distancing orders. At the Law Office of Matthew R. Gebhardt, we are fully prepared to assist you with your purchase or sale while maintaining your health and safety. Contact our office to have a virtually hands off, no contact real estate closing.

Real estate transactions, including residential closings, are among the top financial transactions in most people’s lives. When hundreds of thousands of dollars are involved, you can’t afford to proceed unprotected. At the The Law Offices of Matthew R. Gebhardt, P.C., we are experienced in guiding clients through the residential closing process and other real estate transactions with professionalism and efficiency. We make sure your transaction in Vernon Hills, Illinois goes smoothly and ensure your rights and interests are protected at every step of the process.

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Are Real Estate Closings still proceeding in Illinois?

 Posted on March 31, 2020 in Uncategorized

Real Estate Lawyer Matthew R. Gebhardt examines the real estate transactions in amid the Corona Virus social distancing order.

Residential Real Estate Transactions Illinois. Illinois Hills Real Estate attorney Matthew R. Gebhardt.

Illinois Real Estate closing attorney Matthew R Gebhardt.

YES! Real estate transactions are still proceeding in Illinois during social distancing orders. At the Law Office of Matthew R. Gebhardt, we are fully prepared to assist you with your purchase or sale while maintaining your health and safety. Contact our office to have a virtually hands off, no contact real estate closing.

Real estate transactions, including residential closings, are among the top financial transactions in most people’s lives. When hundreds of thousands of dollars are involved, you can’t afford to proceed unprotected. At the The Law Offices of Matthew R. Gebhardt, P.C., we are experienced in guiding clients through the residential closing process and other real estate transactions with professionalism and efficiency. We make sure your transaction in Vernon Hills, Illinois goes smoothly and ensure your rights and interests are protected at every step of the process.

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Free Legal Consultations for Waukegan via phone and video

 Posted on March 28, 2020 in Uncategorized

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Free Legal Consultations for Criminal and Traffic matters via video and phone conferencing during the Stay at Home order.

The Law Office of Matthew R Gebhardt, P.C. is offering free legal consultations regarding criminal and traffic matters during the Stay at Home order. Please contact my office to set up a consultation. The time to prepare for your case is now.

We handle matters in the Mundelein, Park City, Round Lake Beach, and Waukegan courthouses on a daily basis.

Call now for a free consultation.

Whether you are charged with a misdemeanor, felony or DUI in Lake County, Illinois, it is imperative that you retain legal counsel to provide you with the best defense possible. At the Law Office of Matthew R. Gebhardt, P.C., Mr. Gebhardt’s experience as a former prosecutor means that you’ll have access to the best knowledge and education on your side -- an informed and experienced DUI and/or Criminal Defense lawyer working for you at every step of the way. Mr. Gebhardt draws upon his prior experience as a prosecutor to anticipate how the State will present their case against you. He can then determine what defenses will be most likely to prevail and concentrate his efforts in those areas.

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Free Legal Consultations for Lake County via video and phone

 Posted on March 28, 2020 in Uncategorized

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Free Legal Consultations for Criminal and Traffic matters via video and phone conferencing during the Stay at Home order.

The Law Office of Matthew R Gebhardt, P.C. is offering free legal consultations regarding criminal and traffic matters during the Stay at Home order. Please contact my office to set up a consultation. The time to prepare for your case is now.

We handle matters in the Mundelein, Park City, Round Lake Beach, and Waukegan courthouses on a daily basis.

Call now for a free consultation.

Whether you are charged with a misdemeanor, felony or DUI in Lake County, Illinois, it is imperative that you retain legal counsel to provide you with the best defense possible. At the Law Office of Matthew R. Gebhardt, P.C., Mr. Gebhardt’s experience as a former prosecutor means that you’ll have access to the best knowledge and education on your side -- an informed and experienced DUI and/or Criminal Defense lawyer working for you at every step of the way. Mr. Gebhardt draws upon his prior experience as a prosecutor to anticipate how the State will present their case against you. He can then determine what defenses will be most likely to prevail and concentrate his efforts in those areas.

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Wheeling Real Estate Attorney

 Posted on March 24, 2020 in Uncategorized

Illinois and Wheeling Real Estate Attorney Matthew R Gebhardt discusses the contract negotiating process in Illinois.

So you have found your new home. Next step is to sign the contract and go to the closing right? Unfortunately, buying a home is usually not that simple. In this series of blog posts, Illinois Real Estate Lawyer Matthew R Gebhardt will examine the process of home buying in Illinois from start to Finish.

Part 1:

Contract Negotiation

Once you find the property you wish to purchase, you will have to make an offer. Many things must be considered when determining what amount to offer for a property. Some of the most important are:

  1. Property Condition
  2. Property Tax Amount
  3. Schools and amenities near the property.
  4. Commute time to work and schools
  5. Neighborhood crime statistics
  6. Utility bills
  7. Association dues if applicable

Once you have taken all of the above into consideration, you should base your offer on a figure that assumes you will receive no further concessions from the seller. Often times buyers assume a seller will fix a leaning fence or repair bad plumbing. Do not make this mistake. Your offer should assume that you are buying the house in “as-is” condition. Do not make the mistake of over-inflating your offer by 10 thousand dollars because you assume the seller will be undertaking repairs or offering you repair credits. Make and offer that you are comfortable with assuming you are buying the house “as-is”.

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