Q & A With an Experienced Criminal Law Attorney.

Q: The policeman never read me my rights. Will they drop my case?

A: No.

Q: If the victim or police man don’t show up on the first court date will they drop my case?

A: No.

Q: Can we tell the judge that the victim wants to drop the charges so he can dismiss the case?

A: No.

Q: I made some “mistakes” in the report I wrote for the police. Can we call them and change it?

A: No.

Q: Can’t we just argue that I was going the same speed as everybody else on the road?

A: No.

Q: Can the police man give me a ticket if the headlight on his squad car is out?

A: Yes.

Q: Can’t we just have my witness show the judge the video on his phone and not have a trial?

A: No.

Q: Is it fair that I have to keep taking off work to come to court?

A: No.

Q: The policeman told me they would drop the ticket once I got to court…

A: No.

Q: The victim got a DUI, will they drop the case now?

A: No, no, no.

Author: matthaiduk

Matt Haiduk is a criminal defense lawyer in Illinois. He loves his dog. And pizza.

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