Based on your question, it is unclear where you are in the process. Did your lawyer timely file a petition to rescind the summary suspension of your driver's license? If not, or it was withdrawn or you lost the hearing, did you apply to drive with a BAIID device or have you applied for a restricted...Read more »
Please contact an experienced Illinois criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. You are not only facing a misdemeanor charge but may have issues with your driving privileges. It is important to deal with the situation directly and quickly.
A person who is charged with a felony in Illinois is entitled to a determination of probable cause, by a judge through the process of a preliminary hearing or by a grand jury. It is up to the prosecutor to determine whether the state proceeds via preliminary hearing or grand jury.
If a criminal charge of domestic battery is filed against someone, there can be a trial to determine whether or not the charged is proved beyond a reasonable doubt. On the civil side, if certain relationship connections are alleged, a person may apply for an ex parte emergency order of protection,...Read more »
The gun was found on the balcony, and bullets found in the roommates room. He does note live in that house and his name is not on the lease. They said that they are charging him with it because there was a shell casing found in the room that he was in and he has the wound, but there were two other... Read more »
A question such as this is difficult to answer without having access to the police reports, interviewing the person charged as well as reviewing other evidence. The person charged should contact an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. That person will be able to evaluate the...Read more »
Your boyfriend should contact an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Once retained, that lawyer, after speaking with your boyfriend, reviewing the charges, and reviewing the evidence can best advise him.
This answer is merely for informational purposes only and does...Read more »
Depending on the facts and circumstances, a criminal defense attorney may file a motion to suppress the search. If you have been charged pursuant to such a search, please contact an experienced defense attorney as soon as possible.
Please contact your lawyer, or if you do not have one an experienced defense attorney, immediately. It is possible that warrants may have been issued for your arrest, both for the probation violation as well as for the new underlying case.
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It is difficult to answer whether your son should seek the assistance of a public defender or seek private counsel. Depending on his assets, he may or may not qualify for representation by the local public defender office.
Your son should seek counsel and advice as soon as possible. His...Read more »
Yes. In Illinois, full circuit and associate judges are judges of general jurisdiction. This means that they may be assigned to various divisions and are empowered to have all the authority of any other circuit or associate judge.
In some of the misdemeanor courts in Cook County, the prosecution gives charged defendants the alternative of attending theft prevention classes rather than be subject to prosecution. In those cases, you are given the contact information for the theft prevention classes. At least one of the...Read more »
There are a number of factors to consider before rendering a competent answer. Was your nephew charged with a felony or a misdemeanor? In Illinois, 17 year olds charged with misdemeanors are considered juveniles but if charged with a felony, they are considered adults.
If your husband is charged with a Class 4 felony, that is a serious charge. A felony, by definition in Illinois, is a crime that may be punishable by more than a year in custody. Depending on your husband's history with the criminal justice system, he may be eligible for probation if he is...Read more »
It is difficult to answer that question without having more information. Is the offense eligible to be sealed? If so, has the requisite time passed? Will local law enforcement or the local state's attorney's office have a basis to object? Will the state police?
Although no attorney can guarantee that you will be acquitted, you should immediately contact a reputable criminal defense attorney. Retained counsel can review the charges and evidence against you and work with you to determine your best course of action.
I do not understand your question. A 17-year-old charged with felonies is charged as an adult. Is your son being investigated rather than charged? Your question is confusing. Please consult with an experienced defense attorney who can best advise you regarding the situation.
I believe what you are asking is what is SOL with leave to reinstate? That means that the ASA (Assistant State's Attorney) moved to dismiss the case with leave to reinstate the case. Generally, the cases remain dismissed unless the victim seeks to reinstate within the allowable period of time.
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