I got charged with reckless driving, fleeing/attempt to elude an a officer, Unlicensed (it was after curfew), unlawful use cannabis/driver, 35+ in a 55, and disregard of 7 separate stop signs. I know nothing is certain until I appear in court but I’d like to know what they might charge me with... Read more »
answered on Mar 8, 2023
If a driver runs more than two stop signs or stop lights or exceeds the speed limit by more than 20 miles an hour while an officer is in pursuit, that could be charged as a felony. The first court date is not the end of your case; it is the beginning. That is where you or your attorney plead not... Read more »
Even though my girlfriend (the mother) wanted me to, the cop said parents only. Is this true?
answered on Oct 11, 2022
As you have learned , that is exactly right. As a boyfriend you are legally not a family member and have no legitimate authority to request any accommodation with respect of another person’s child.
answered on Jan 4, 2022
In short, yes.
Police have the job of investigating cases.
Prosecutors have the job of deciding whether to file charges, on which charges they should be, and whether and how to proceed on them.
There is no legal requirement, despite how unusual that may be, for... Read more »
He has been a serious addict for over 1 year now. I'm not getting much help and the cops seem to keep giving him a pass on his behavior. He has even caused me to have a nervous breakdown over the summer and ended up in the hospital. He does not want rehab either. He gets sent to the hospital... Read more »
answered on Dec 13, 2021
You need to immediately get medical and legal assistance for your son. Consult directly with the professionals of your choice.
Which that person launched a DOS attack on the school disabling wifi. Now my child is being charged with a level 5 felony. Can this be true if he did not launch the attack?
answered on Sep 30, 2021
There is no such thing as "level five felony in Illinois", as Illinois has the following felony Classes: 1, 2, 3, 4, and X.
You must immediately discuss your minor's child criminal exposure off any public venue or fora with a competent licensed attorney as that situation has... Read more »
I will be 17 in 4 months, and I am more than ready to leave. I have to live with the person that abused me for a few years and it’s killing me. I have somewhere to stay, that is a safe, stable,loving home. I just need to know, what legal actions can be taken against me?
answered on Sep 29, 2021
Technically, the parent with legal parental rights may initiate a process of returning you home by contacting the police, state police or even the FBI, if you leave the State of Illinois, thus making your return a federal jurisdictional matter.
However, you may contact the local court and... Read more »
He lives in Missouri. My probation is 18 months long. Is it possible I can move when I turn 18 ?
answered on Sep 21, 2021
No, you may not move out of the State of Illinois, even if you become 18, unless the terms and conditions of your Illinois probation permit that out of state move. Ask your assigned PO or the attorney who worked on your criminal case.
Suppose that two teenagers in Illinois (one fifteen and one seventeen) are caught being intimate by the police. The fifteen-year-old, though not yet the age of consent, was not threatened, pressured, or forced into this act by her seventeen-year-old boyfriend; they both went willingly out of mutual... Read more »
answered on Jan 24, 2021
On your facts, the only criminal offense with which the boy could be charged is "sexual abuse" which is a class A Misdemeanor. The boy can only be charged by the State's Attorney. The girl's parents may make a request that charges be filed but whether to charge someone with any... Read more »
Would I get charged as a minor or and adult or not at all for a crime that I did around 12-13 years of age, now that ima 17 years, and they reported me at 18 with no evidence, only oral statements?
answered on Dec 28, 2020
It all depends on the case. You need to have your parents hire a Criminal Defense Attorney to assist you with this matter right away. Statements are evidence, so to day there is no evidence is not a correct statement.
I have proof! I've been shut down no one will help there is plenty of paperwork and documentation. My child has been stolen. And these people falsified information and documented that these allegations were true, without investigating! Please help us!!!!
answered on Nov 12, 2020
It seems that you need to hire a Family Law Attorney right away.
my mom kicked me out and let me live with my boyfriend and signed a paper saying his dad had custody but then she changed her mind and signed me over to my grandparents who i barley know we didnt go through anything legal it is just a paper out of a notebook saying i can live there do i have to... Read more »
answered on Nov 2, 2020
Legally, you are required to live wherever your parents say. No court order means nothing enforceable typically. Your parents can choose to give guardianship or to take it away. Anyone who harbors you can be charged with harboring a runaway.
I traveled to the last court date from Oklahoma and was told that I could take my son home with me. They closed the case, and at the bottom of the court order, it is written, “All custodial rights of the minor are vested to (my name).” Does this mean that I now have full or sole custody of my... Read more »
answered on Oct 22, 2020
It sounds like you have sole custody of your son. You should see an attorney licensed to practice law in Oklahoma to figure out what your next step is in that state.
I got pulled over around the 24th and my insurance expired like around a week before. Since it was my dads car I didn't know at the moment. My dad then updated the insurance soon after so there was a brief window that I didn't have proof of insurance. When I went to the court date I... Read more »
answered on Sep 9, 2020
You need to go back to court and show them the current insurance card and inform them that you did not have insurance on the date and time you were ticketed. If this is your first No Insurance ticket, you should get Court Supervision and a fine. If you are still confused, you should hire an... Read more »
The public defender says my son has to make his own appointment and I cannot be present during his appointment. Is that legal?
answered on Sep 1, 2020
The Public Defender can absolutely speak to your son alone. There is nothing illegal about an attorney speaking with their client in private. If you are not pleased with the Public Defender, you are always welcome to hire a private criminal defense attorney to assist your son with this matter.
I am not in immediate physical danger but my home is mentally unhealthy and unstable.
answered on Aug 15, 2020
No dice. Unless you have enough on your parents to make a police report and take the risk of going into foster care, you are stuck with your parents. Sometimes parents will agree to let a child stay with an aunt or grandparents, etc. If you run away, anyone who hides you is committing a felony.
My mom apparently coincidentally has a court date the same as mine. She has hers first. Hers is more serious than mine where mine is just a ticket so she needs to be there. If I came to the room by myself, but show proof she was there before or after so my mom can attend hers would that still apply... Read more »
answered on Aug 11, 2020
Just explain the problem. You won't be the only one in court that day. They can set yours to the end of the list or figure out something.
I am currently 17 right now and turn 18 around 20 days after the court date. This is for a ticket where I drove past curfew and I got a similar ticket in the past for driving on a permit. That one was dismissed, but a parent was also there with me. I live in Illinois.
answered on Aug 9, 2020
Because you were under the age of 18 at the time of the ticket, you are required to have a parent or legal guardian present. If you are unable, provide an explanation to the Judge, who will likely give you a continuance.
The man (40) is the child’s (13) mother’s boyfriend (my father)
answered on Jul 30, 2020
No one else knows??? The baby will be born in a hospital. Everyone will know. It will be questioned. The mother is probably on a medicaid card.
It wasn’t a act of reckless driving at all the road was flat and straight and I went and one I caught up with traffic I stopped and immediately went with the flow of traffic
answered on Jul 28, 2020
Aggravated speeding 35+ over the limit is a class a misdemeanor. Technically, it is punishable by up to a year in jail and fines of up to $2500. There are a variety of possibilities depending on the specific circumstances as well as the courthouse where your case is pending. Penalties such as... Read more »
The officer received a phone report of a white truck driving fast on a rural road. The officer pulled the minor over as he was leaving a bank drive thru (driving 10 mph). The minor was scared because he had a small amount of state dispensary marijuana in his truck. He immediately handed it to the... Read more »
answered on Jun 25, 2020
Ansolutely not. Discuss the case with some criminal defense lawyers and hire one.
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