One of my friends got a citation for selling tobacco and also mention that she needs to appear in court for not

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Customer: Hello, one of my friends got a citation for selling tobacco and also mention that she needs to appear in court for not providing the id as she mentioned as refused on the document given, but she was not having the id at that time, she was trying to explain, does she needs to appear in the court on given date?
JA: What are the exact charges? Is this a first-time offense?
Customer: Yes, first time offence
JA: Where did this occur? Criminal law varies by state.
Customer: Illinois
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Customer: That it, as was trying to explain he kept saying u refusing so he gave her the ticket and asked her to appear in the court
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Daniel Luneau, Expert

Hello! Thanks for using JustAnswer. My name is ***** ***** I will be the expert ready to answer your questions to the best of my ability and with top-quality service. I’m sorry to hear you are having these problems with your legal issue, and I know that can be frustrating. Hopefully, this can be resolved quickly. So there is a court summons that says she must appear on a specific date and time?

Customer
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The ticket says she needs to appear in court for
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Daniel Luneau, Expert

Thank you for this information. Please allow me a moment to write your answer.

Customer
As she does not work there but the owner of the store called her to be there for an hour as they were running somewhere on an emergency purpose. And she doesn't know anything in there so the customer came and asked for tobacco she made the bill but doesn't know asking id and all and it happened just she was in a fraction of time, and she was not aware of this all Would it be serious in her case?
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She arrived, then next minute the customer has come
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Daniel Luneau, Expert

So a court summons is binding and a court order. If the person fails to appear, a warrant could be issued for their arrest. Then they would generally be required to post a bond in order to get out of jail. The bond would also come with conditions. So she should company with the court order. She should get a lawyer to help her. If she cannot afford one, she can request a public defender in court and they will determine if she is eligible.

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Daniel Luneau, Expert

Does that make sense? Did you have any additional concerns or need me to clarify anything related to this? I am happy to help.

Customer
What if the owner appear in the course in place her and explain them the same scenario that have explained and pay the ticket amount ?
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Daniel Luneau, Expert

If she is listed on the summons to appear, then she must appear. Another person would not be able to appear for her.

Customer
As she didn't tell any of her details so, can the store manager go there appear in the court and say she doesn't have anything to do with it so I am taking the responsibility and pay the ticket
Does this work?
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Daniel Luneau, Expert

I cannot say on that as I have not reviewed the evidence in the manner. She also cannot tamper with a  witness. But if the store management appeared and spoke with the prosecutor, that could affect the case. If she had nothing to do with it, they might dismiss.

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Did you have any other questions about this issue?

Customer
if she go with her id and appear in the court and explain everything that have explained to u
That on that day she wasn't carrying her id so the cop gave her the citation of id refusal
Is this gonna work out that she shows her id when she appears and say the same thing
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Daniel Luneau, Expert

I cannot give her specific legal advise, and it would be impossible to do so anyway since I ahve not reviewed the evidence. But she generally has the right to speak with the prosecutor and try to resolve the case.

Does that make sense?

Customer
Thanks a lot for responding to the question
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You're welcome! Thank you again for trusting JustAnswer with your question. If you have any further questions, please let me know so I can further assist you.

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