answered on Mar 4, 2023
No, the mere fact that three people or informants claim the same story against you does not guarantee a criminal conviction. In order to be convicted of a crime, the prosecution must prove all the elements of the offense beyond a reasonable doubt. This means that the prosecution must present... Read more »
SBDC office rep was to transfer me to their office manager to go over business plans for services. The Receptionist spoke to me for 40 seconds. After, transferred me. She then continued to file a State police complaint claiming I was a threat to society. Googled my name, saw images of me over... Read more »
answered on Nov 23, 2022
You cannot sue a State Agency in Civil Court. You must sue them in the Court of Claims and then only after filing a Tort Claims Notice (usually within 6 months). That is probably a very bad idea for many reasons, including limited recovery and a long wait time to be paid.
The suggestion... Read more »
I didnt know he was a minor or that it was illegal at the time. His dad didnt know about it either I don't think.
answered on Nov 26, 2022
A contract with a minor is unenforceable. Just because you did not know he was a minor, doesn't let you off the hook. It sounds like you need to him the refund.
For the past couple years my mother has completely slandered my name and came up with a horrible rumors some being illegal she has destroyed my relationship with my father and other family members I am in the process of a custody battle and she is making it worse for me to the point I might not get... Read more »
answered on Oct 23, 2021
No one can give you an intelligent answer based on the scant facts you set forth. You need to make an appointment with a lawyer and tell him or her everything about the situation for advice as to your options.
She’s sending texts saying if I don’t pay her thousands of dollars she’s going to the police. She also has a video recording of me talking to her that she illegally recorded while the phone was in her pocket.
answered on Oct 18, 2021
Do not engage in any communication with that blackmailing person in any form. Immediately discuss your possible exposure to criminal charges confidentially with a licensed criminal law attorney tomorrow.
Continue to be watched and followed by two detectives. Was over a teen several months ago that emailed me.
answered on Sep 17, 2021
The law enforcement never comments or advises anyone about pending criminal investigations, however, the most vital thing for you to do is to immediately discuss your possible criminal exposure with licensed criminal defense attorney as anything you do, state or admit to without counsel will be... Read more »
A petitioner took a picture of my car to use for their evidence because they say that my car resembles a car they have video of but not plate number. The person took the picture without asking me. I explained that just because my car is the same model in their video doesn’t mean it proves it’s... Read more »
answered on Sep 15, 2021
No one needs your permission to take a picture of your car if it is visible anywhere. In fact, the photograph may be offered into evidence as corroborating evidentiary exhibit that may show that the make, model, shape, color and the type of the vehicle matches the one on the video.
A... Read more »
answered on Jan 6, 2021
If you are facing legal issues, you need to hire an attorney that handles the type of matter you are dealing with. The sooner you contact an attorney, the better.
I have been brought up negatively in multiple court docs and lawyer to lawyer emails. I have never had interaction with the ex. For example he won't let me babysit their children, but they can live in my house once divorce is settled. Calls people who can watch his kids as responsible adults?... Read more »
answered on Dec 1, 2020
First, this is not a question for Justia's divorce lawyers. You should redirect it to the libel/slander or injury lawyers.
Second, you have not given enough facts to warrant a responsible answer. You should meet in person with an attorney who does this work, so you can explain... Read more »
answered on Oct 19, 2020
I can only speak for myself as a criminal defense lawyer. I guess the best answer is to ask the lawyer you're thinking about hiring why they became a lawyer. I would also ask the lawyer what professional associations they belong to and why.
I find that many of the best criminal... Read more »
answered on Aug 18, 2020
Filing a lawsuit for libel or slander in IL is a serious matter. You should consult an experienced attorney. Libel is difficult to prove and is not normally suitable for a self-represented, small claims case.
answered on Aug 30, 2019
The elements of successfully proving a defamation of character tort in Illinois are the following: (1) the defendant made a false statement about the plaintiff; (2) there was an unprivileged publication to a third party; (3) fault by the defendant amounting to at least negligence; and (4) the... Read more »
I know doxing is illegal, say they post address and phone, but what if they just post the city / state, is that illegal?
answered on Nov 3, 2018
As a general rule, if people intentionally publish false things about others, verbally or in writing, they could be sued for defamation.
This has been ongoing from multiple sources for years but I have just recently decided to stop putting up with it and started gathering evidence. Some of it I think is criminal cyberbullying and I'm also interested in pursuing a civil suit for defamation. I'm emotionally distraught and... Read more »
answered on Sep 9, 2018
Your next step depends how much you are willing spend to take legal action. As a suggestion, hire an attorney who sends a letter to the people who bothering you that you plan to take legal action if they do not stop. If they don't stop after they receive the legal letter, you will have to... Read more »
I was part of what I would describe as a hostile work environment and after numerous documented complaints of being mistreated I eventually resigned. As such I sent a respectful letter of my resignation via email to my direct mgr. and hr. In response to this my direct boss sent an email to 5 higher... Read more »
answered on Sep 8, 2018
It does sound that you do have a case for libel; however, on the other hand, what are your damages? If these communications prevents you from finding another job, your case becomes stronger. On surface, the cost and time of any litigation may not justify pursing this matter.
I live in Illinois. The plaintiff's retainer is not being paid by the defendant. The defendant was claiming to have talked to my lawyer and he supposedly disclosed that my retainer has not been paid in full. Is that legal?
answered on Feb 26, 2018
It may not be illegal, but it strikes me as ethically improper.
Paper saying I was shutting the doors to my business (which I'm not) and having those customers go through his business that he was starting is there any legal action I can take
answered on Nov 11, 2017
Yes, you can file an action to have the earnings from those customers go to you. You need to consult a business attorney who handles partnership and other business litigation dealing with who shares in the proceeds of a business.
If you have the business's computers you need to get... Read more »
My witness said nothing happened. Police officer got me with hit and run ,yet report from my statement and other drivers statement agree I was there till other driver left.
answered on Jul 1, 2017
It can be supplemented. However, this is the responsibility of ur lawyer.
She changed ALL locks after dad died. I have personal property on the premises as well and have also stayed there. The land lord is turning a blind eye and attempting to be uninvolved because the building is now up for sale anyway. I need to gain access and retrieve HIS AND MY things.... Read more »
answered on Mar 30, 2017
Because of the resistance being made the only way to legally move this girlfriend out of the way is to open a probate estate and have yourself or a family member appointed administrator of the estate. That way you will have the court's authority to take possession of your dad's property,... Read more »
answered on Mar 21, 2017
It is possible, but your chances of success depend on very specific facts that are not provided here. Further, even if you can prove defamation and actual damages, recovering is a different story. I would recommend organizing all information relevant to this situation, and consult with an... Read more »
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