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i got stopped from a mundelein policeman on december 17, 2010.they

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i got stopped from a mundelein policeman on december 17, 2010.they took my car on december 17 and said they are confiscating it because of 4th dui last being in 1992.they gave me a dui that i went to trial for, that because policeman had baby and then to attend a class for the department, got continued several times .i was found not guilty. i fought my case for eight months. they will not give me my car back. they want me to pay for half its value of 3,500.00. in the prosses of all this , passed my time, grief , loss of my home because of having to pay a lawyer to get through it instead of saving my house from foreclosure . please tell me what are my options can i make a suit. why don't they give me my car back seen i was found not guilty
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 5 years ago.
Illinois has a 20 year look back period for previous DUI convictions, meaning they count all convictions within 20 years of your new arrest. If they have mistakenly considered a charge on your record as a conviction and it was not, then this is something the attorney has to prove in the court by entering the court record from that case to show it was not guilty and then they would be able to reduce the current charge. If you prove that they have improperly taken your car as a result of their administrative negligence then you could sue the clerk of court for the negligent reporting of that DUI charge.

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