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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: Can any lawyer help me with getting a bond lifted and take a payment plan from me? My bond is 1000$
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Brian Morgan answered on Nov 26, 2019

The easy answer is yes but that can mean you go back into jail which I am sure what you do not want. In some places, a Judge will allow a bond to be turned over to an attorney prior to the case being completed. It is a case by case basis and not all judges will allow it. If you owe any money to... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence for Illinois on
Q: Could the police arrest me for this?

My girlfriend and I had an argument, and I got really angry that she thought I would hit her, so she called the police and made a report, but she didn’t press charges.

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Brian Morgan answered on Nov 25, 2019

They could depending on what she said. If she was in fear of being hit, the charge could be assault. They could also possibly charge you with disorderly conduct. It is important for you not to speak to the police if they come to speak to you.

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Q: Someone I know got charged w/ forgery for writing a fake prescription. They plan to plead guilty what is the punishment

They were also charged with possession of a controlled substance. The doctors signature was forged and it was wrote for a friend not herself. Her charges were forgery/make/alter document, obtaining substance by fraud/1st and possession of a controlled substance.

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Brian Morgan answered on Nov 18, 2019

There are different ways to charge a crime. No idea what the possible punishments were without the charging document

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: If I get one charge, can I get another charge over the same situation a month later?

My friend was under the influence of marijuana when he got in a car wreck a month ago. The cops charged him with a “lane violation” and took him to the hospital for blood tests. It’s been a month later, can they turn around and charge him with a DUI of marijuana?

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Brian Morgan answered on Nov 18, 2019

More than likely they can. They are well within the Statute of Limitations to charge that offense. There is one possible exception to that rule. The real question is can they use that blood draw against him in Court? Certain procedures and protocols must be followed to make that information... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Illinois on
Q: what are the consequences for a 15 yr old who is being charged with unlawful videotaping another person? In Illinois
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Brian Morgan answered on Nov 13, 2019

In any juvenile case, you can be placed on Continuance under supervision, which is like Court Supervision in adult court, to being placed in the Juvenile Department of Corrections. Factors that typically go in to the decision of punishment are severity of the crime and the Minor's prior criminal... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Illinois on
Q: In Illinois can a 16 year old minor be used by law enforcement as a confidential informant to carry out controlled buys

N/A

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Brian Morgan answered on Nov 13, 2019

Can and should are two different things. All confidential informants are suspect based on the sole proposition that their identity is being concealed from not only the general public, but the people in which they are engaging in illegal activities with. Often times these informants have biases or... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: Hello, how do I file a motion to request a chief judge to review my case when the presiding judge is prejudice?
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Brian Morgan answered on Nov 13, 2019

It sounds like you are trying to substitute the judge in your case. This is an issue that should be discussed with your attorney. What you view as prejudice may simply be the judge's normal demeanor and there may be other judges in the county that are worse for you.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Illinois on
Q: I am being charged with 2 class A felonies I am a minor ? I am being charged with theft of utility services

What could happen to me ? Is it possible to get these lowered or dropped ?

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Brian Morgan answered on Nov 13, 2019

In Illinois, the misdemeanors are classified with letters, i.e. A, B, C and the Felonies have numbers, 1, 2, 3, 4. I do not know if you are charged with a Misdemeanor or Felony offense, but in Illinois, Juvenile charges can be expunged if certain criteria are met.

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: During my first appearance on felony drug possession charges i was denied a court appointed attorney. Can i ask again?
Brian Morgan
Brian Morgan answered on Nov 13, 2019

Absolutely. Some Judges may ask if there has been a change in circumstance since the last request. In ANY felony case, you absolutely need an attorney no matter what. The judge knows this as well but wants to have you look for private counsel usually based on your income.

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Q: I am currently on probation for retail theft and now I am being accused of residential theft and have probation meeting

I had nothing to do with the theft I feel they are singling me out because of my record and now have filed a complaint

Brian Morgan
Brian Morgan answered on Nov 13, 2019

Sounds like they are rounding up "the usual suspects" as opposed to actually doing the police work. If you are being accused of an offense, you should not speak to ANYONE about it other than your attorney, including probation.

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Illinois on
Q: Unlawful arrest illegal search and seziure

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 »

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Brian Morgan answered on Nov 13, 2019

Often times our friends, the police, say things that can only be called lies. Depending on whether or not anyone gave consent to search the home is a question for the judge to answer.

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Illinois on
Q: I was charged with a aggravated domestic battery and a domestic battery as well as other charges at the same time

My wife I told the officers that she did not want to press charges and that I need to get my head checked out because I have fail I hit my head against a plaster concrete wall come to find out I had a concussion with a mask off fracture to the right side of my head

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Brian Morgan answered on Nov 13, 2019

Often times the police will proceed with charges even when the alleged victim declines. Unfortunately, this seems to be what happened in your matter.

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