James G. Dimeas' answer The warrant has to be executed, meaning you have to turn yourself in and be processed, and then be taken before a Judge. This means that you will be in custody for a short time while you are processed, assuming that you will be released after you appear in Court. You can always turn yourself in and post the bond for the warrant and be given a court date.
James G. Dimeas' answer It sounds like you are charged with a Battery. If you are charged with a Battery you are looking at a maximum punishment of up to one year in jail. Without knowing more about the case and about you and your background, all I can tell you is that since you are facing a possible jail sentence, you will need the services of a lawyer to represent you in Court.
James G. Dimeas' answer Driving 26 to 34 over the speed limit is a Class B Misdemeanor in Illinois which carries a possible jail sentence of up to 6 months. Since it's an actual crime that carries a possible jail sentence, you will have a lawyer. If you can't afford one a Public Defender will be appointed for you.
James G. Dimeas' answer You can call the police, or go to the police station and file a police report. Ultimately, the police will investigate and file charges if they think they are appropriate. I would caution you to be careful about making any statements to the police because those statements may be used against you in court if you are ever charged. You should talk to an experienced criminal defense attorney to discuss whether you should make any statements to the police.
James G. Dimeas' answer It's entirely possible that the Court would suppress the evidence seized in a search or even suppress the arrest if no probable cause existed. An experienced lawyer would need to review all the evidence and file a Motion to Suppress. Only after the Court conducts a hearing will the evidence or the arrest be suppressed.
James G. Dimeas' answer Generally, a UUW is a Class 4 Felony in Illinois that carries a potential jail sentence of between 1 to 3 years, however, probation is a possibility. Depending on the specific facts of his case, he may be looking at additional penalties. Therefore, it is very important that your cousin talk to an experienced criminal defense attorney to talk about his case.
James G. Dimeas' answer Yes. As long as the lawyer is licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois, they can handle a criminal case. However, you should make sure that the lawyer is experienced in handling criminal cases, especially the type of case you are facing.
James G. Dimeas' answer The law was changed in 2016 to require that an attorney be present during the questioning of a minor that is being questioned for sex case or murder case up to the age of 15. For minors under the age of 15 the police must read them a simplified version of their Miranda rights which stresses their right to ask for a lawyer. The new law requires that the interrogation of any minor under the age of 18 who is facing a felony must be videotaped. If the confession is not videotaped it cannot be...
James G. Dimeas' answer What makes it an Aggravated Robbery is that it was not a real weapon and that you took possession of the property. There is no requirement that you actually get away. Once you take possession of the property it's considered a Robbery.
James G. Dimeas' answer The bottom line is that if the police and prosecutors believe that they have enough evidence to convince a judge or a jury that you are guilty of a crime then they might charge you with a crime and arrest you. Since you don't know what the police are doing and what evidence they may have, if the police want to talk to you, you should immediately demand that they get you a lawyer. Do not talk to the police or sign any statements without having a lawyer present. Once you demand a lawyer, all...
James G. Dimeas' answer The right to a speedy trial is guaranteed by the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution and codified under Illinois law in 725 ILCS 5/103-5. The clock on a speedy trial demand starts when you make a written demand. If you are not in custody, once you make a speedy trial demand in writing, you must be brought to trial within 160 days. If you are in custody, you must be brought to trial within 120 days. You cannot agree to any delays during the period of time following your demand for...
James G. Dimeas' answer If you received a subpoena, then you must appear or else you could be held in contempt of court and arrested. When you go to court you should talk to the prosecutor and make your wishes known. The ultimate decision on whether to proceed with the Domestic Battery will be made by the prosecutor since they filed the charges. If he is also being charged with another crime, your opinion may not matter to the state. Talk to the prosecutor when you go to court.
James G. Dimeas' answer You should contact a lawyer in South Dakota for any questions you may have regarding South Dakota laws. Maybe the lawyer can find what criminal charges you may be facing in that state.
James G. Dimeas' answer It's possible that you could be charged but if it wasn't you, then it shouldn't be too hard for an experienced lawyer to have the matter cleared up in Court. If you find out that you have been charged with a crime you should immediately talk to an experienced criminal defense lawyer who should know how to clear this up.
James G. Dimeas' answer If you receive Court Supervision for a criminal case, the fact that you received Court Supervision will be a part of the public record. If anybody ever performs a background search, the fact that you received Court Supervision will appear in a background search. The only way to remove something from the public record is to expunge or seal the case. Whether you are able to expunge or seal depends on a variety of factors. You may have to wait 2 to 5 years before filing a Petition to Expunge or a...
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