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Waukegan Domestic Battery Lawyer

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Waukegan Domestic Battery Lawyer Matthew R. Gebhardt examines the offense of Domestic Battery and Domestic Violence and their penalties under the laws of the State of Illinois.

Domestic Battery or Domestic Violence can be charged as a Class A Misdemeanor or Felony in Waukegan, Illinois.   Supervision is not a possible disposition which means any conviction to theses types of charges will result in a permanent conviction on your record. Convictions can lead to jail time and can negatively impact citizenship status if you are not a citizen of the United States.

 

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Waukegan Bond Hearing

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Waukegan Bond Hearing and Bond Reduction Lawyer Matthew R Gebhardt

Do I need an attorney for a Bond Hearing in Lake County?

The answer to the above question is an unequivocal YES! Once arrested in Lake County, you will be taken in front a judge for a bond hearing, usually within 24 hours. The bond hearing will be your first contact with the Judge and can be critical in setting a tone for the entirety of your case.

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Lake County Bond Hearing and Bond Reduction Lawyer Matthew R Gebhardt

Do I need an attorney for a Bond Hearing in Lake County?

The answer to the above question is an unequivocal YES! Once arrested in Lake County, you will be taken in front a judge for a bond hearing, usually within 24 hours. The bond hearing will be your first contact with the Judge and can be critical in setting a tone for the entirety of your case.

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Pulled over for a suspended license in Lake County, Illinois?

 

If you have been pulled over while driving on a suspended license in Lake County, Illinois, you have been given a “must appear” in court citation. The reason this offense requires an in-person court appearance is because it is a Class A misdemeanor with a maximum penalty of 364 days in the Lake County Jail. As such, it is imperative that you address the issue(s) causing the suspension of your driving privileges as soon as possible.

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Waukegan Court and Covid-19 (Corona Virus), Court Closings, Cancellations, Reschedule, Etc.

So, you have a court date coming up. That is stressful enough. And now, with the recent developments concerning Covid 19 (Corona Virus), finding information about your case can be even more difficult to obtain than usual.

Depending on the type of case you have and the location it is to be adjudicated in, your case may have been postponed. While the respective court clerk’s offices will do what they can to assist you in finding your case, they can be difficult if not impossible to reach via phone.

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