answered on Feb 21, 2023
The case should appear on a background search since everything that happens in Court is a matter of public record until, and unless you expunge the case. You have to wait at least 5 years after your TASC Probation is successfully completed before you are eligible to file a Petition to Expunge.
What are our options?
answered on Jul 23, 2021
Unless there's an outstanding warrant out there, he should be released from jail upon posting of the Bond. If he violates any of the terms of his release, his Bond may be revoked and he goes back to jail.
answered on Jan 27, 2021
You do have the right to hire a private investigator. This is something you should talk to your lawyer about. Most experienced criminal defense attorneys have private investigators that they regularly use.
answered on Jan 27, 2021
The Grand Jury transcripts should be provided to your attorney after you are Arraigned and during the Discovery phase.
answered on Sep 27, 2020
Your lawyer will get a copy of the search warrant, along with the complaint, and any supporting material presented to the Judge who signed the search warrant.
answered on Jul 24, 2020
You prepare the document, file it with the Clerk of the Clerk, and serve it on the prosecutor. If this is a Murder case, this is something that a lawyer should do.
answered on Jul 22, 2020
Yes and no. Depends on a variety of factors. I wrote about this on my blog a couple of years ago:
answered on Jul 7, 2020
No. Brass knuckles are illegal in Illinois. A conceal carry permit does not change that.
answered on Jul 4, 2020
I see no reason why you can't. I've had many clients do that. The prosecutor may still call the insurance company to verify.
DISCHARGE/SUP; FLD. What does that mean? I followed everything. Haven’t gotten pulled over since. Should I be worried?
answered on May 13, 2020
It doesn't sound like you will have a problem, but you should talk to a criminal defense attorney to make sure.
answered on Apr 28, 2020
If you believe that you are a victim of a crime you should call the police and file a police report.
answered on Apr 27, 2020
I don't quite understand your question. If you are charged with Attempted Murder you will need a lawyer to represent you. If you believe that you are a victim you should call the police and file a police report.
My ex alleged I committed sexual assault against her over a year after she said it happened. She deleted five years worth of Facebook messenger conversations between her and I on my phone, maybe hers as well. In three screenshots (not whole conversations) I seemingly falsely confess to it, along... Read more »
answered on Apr 5, 2020
The bottom line is that if the prosecutor reviews all of the evidence and besides that they can prove you guilty of a crime in court, they may charge you with whatever they think they can prove in court. This is a decision that will be made by the prosecutor. I would recommend that if you are... Read more »
Looking for a lawyer who will be able to contact them back
answered on Mar 26, 2020
If you speak to the police, whether it's on the phone or in person, make sure you let them know that you will not answer any questions unless they get you a lawyer and do not change your mind for any reason. In the meantime you should consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney so... Read more »
answered on Jan 13, 2020
Depends on whether the Defendant is in custody or out of custody. If the Defendant is in custody its 120 days. If the Defendant is out of custody, its 160 days.
Is driving on a suspended license enough to get 2 years in prison? I am not an American citizen, could I get deported?
answered on Jan 13, 2020
A Felony conviction can certainly lead to you being deported. Make sure you consult with an experienced Immigration lawyer as you go through your criminal case.
answered on Dec 7, 2019
I have had many cases in which the case is passed for the prosecutor to call the insurance company to verify coverage. I have even had clients caught with presenting fraudulent or fake insurance documents in court..
The defendant was given 30 hrs of independent community service and 2 months of no contact with myself the plaintiff. I was told the case was dismissed, however I don’t know if it was with or without prejudice. I am now suing the defendant in civil court and want to make sure I can go forward... Read more »
answered on Dec 4, 2019
Just because a criminal case was dismissed in criminal Court does not mean that you cannot pursue legal action in a civil Court. So you should have no problem going forward with a civil lawsuit.
I had a friend whom had charges filed on him by a mad ex girlfriend he had come and stayed in my home a few times. Police came and arrestwd me on a misdemeanor traffic warrant and hour later returned to arrest him,he volunteered to give up and walked out to themlocking soor behind him,the ploice... Read more »
answered on Oct 31, 2019
It's entirely possible that the search of the house was illegal. As a general rule, the police must have a warrant to conduct a search of a residence but there are many exceptions. You should consult with an experienced criminal defense lawyer who can review the evidence to determine whether a... Read more »
answered on Oct 4, 2019
That would be a Battery, harmful or offensive physical contact. Most Batteries are Class A Misdemeanors that carry a maximum punishment of up to 1 year in County Jail. If the Battery causes great bodily harm to the victim , it could be a Class 3 Aggravated Battery which carries a possible prison... Read more »
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