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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: Can a 17 year old get in trouble for having sex with a 14 year old even though the 14 year old concented
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Nrupa Patel answered on Sep 16, 2017

Yes because 14 year olds cannot consent according to the law. It's only a matter of time before she or an angry parent calls the police on you so it would be wise to quit having sex with minor girls. You risk being charged with a sex crime and then possibly having to register as a sex offender... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: My probation has been revolked. While i wait for my court date do i still have to attend probation appointments?

N/a

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Nrupa Patel answered on Sep 16, 2017

yes (unless you want more violations to be pending)

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: If I'm 18 and my 16 year old boyfriend gets me pregnant will I go to jail?

His parents approve of us being together and we've been dating since i was 17

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Nrupa Patel answered on Sep 1, 2017

It doesn't matter what his parents approved of and I am sure they didn't "approve" of their son being a teen father. You could be charged criminally--that is a possibility but someone would have to complain to the police first and then the state's attorney's office would determine if they are... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Juvenile Law and Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: If my girlfriend is 16 and I'm 19 consents to going with me without parent permission can I be charged with kiddnapping?
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Nrupa Patel answered on Sep 1, 2017

There can be a lot of things you could be charged with--she is a minor and I hope you aren't having sex with a minor. Ditch the girlfriend--if she or her parent's ever get mad at you and call the police, then you can be in a world of trouble

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: I have a "operation of uninsured vehicle" ticket that I'm trying to pay

I have a "operation of uninsured vehicle" ticket that I'm trying to pay but it doesn't show up on the cook county website. How can I pay for the ticket, can I get in trouble if I go to the DMV to get a replacement license

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Nrupa Patel answered on Sep 1, 2017

Have you even gone to court on this yet? Go to court and show them your insurance (even if you got it after the fact)--the prosecutor may be willing to dismiss or change the citation

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1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Illinois on
Q: What's the minimum cost of a DUI conviction?
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Nrupa Patel answered on Aug 8, 2017

I think each court calculates costs a little differently but the total amount including fines, fees, and court costs and only monthly probation or supervision fee is probably thousands of dollars

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Illinois on
Q: Can I move out of state of Illinois at the age of 17 without parental consent without me or my friend getting in trouble
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Nrupa Patel answered on Aug 8, 2017

no you cannot. Your parents can report you as a runaway and any police officer (yes, even one out of state), can detain you and have you brought back to Illinois.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Illinois on
Q: Want to change my name looking for pro bono or low cost assistance.
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Nrupa Patel answered on Aug 8, 2017

Try Illinois Legal Aid

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Illinois on
Q: Do I need an Illinois lawyer to enforce child college obligations in divorce decree if I now live in Nebraska?

My ex-husband currently lives in Texas

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Nrupa Patel answered on Aug 8, 2017

If the court order in the divorce decree is from Illinois then yes you need an Illinois attorney

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Civil Rights for Illinois on
Q: Is it illegal to for a teacher to tell anyone except the parent about your teen being pregnant?

She told pastors and the fellowship of Christian athletes. I feel my daughters privacy was violated and she should have came to me before telling anyone.

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Nrupa Patel answered on Aug 8, 2017

Check with the school handbook--they may have rules for teachers.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Illinois on
Q: Ex wont pay expenses AND need increase in child support

I got divorced in Will County over 10 years ago. I have sole custody of our 10 year old daughter. I live in Aurora, IL however my ex moved to St Louis, MO. He refused to pay his share of expenses for our daughter and he's ignoring my calls/emails. Since our divorce he's only been paying $56/wk... Read more »

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Nrupa Patel answered on Aug 8, 2017

Call Will County State's Attorney's Office-they may have a child support enforcement division that may be able to help you. If they don't, then you can call the Will County Circuit Clerk's office and they may have a list of organizations that offer free or reduced cost services

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Illinois on
Q: Can I sue pd for a racial profile stop and search?

While waiting at intersection for green light a Police cruiser pulled into left turning lane alongside of me apparently to make left turn. Upon glancing to his right and making eye contact he allowed traffic to continue and then proceeded to follow me at 2 car lengths. It was a rainy night. After... Read more »

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Nrupa Patel answered on Aug 8, 2017

You can file any lawsuit you want but there is no guarantees you will win and it may cost you more to hire an attorney, then you would ever get from court. You can use Justia to locate a civil attorney near you for a consultation

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: How do age of consent laws work if you live in different states?

I'm 18 and my girlfriend is 16. I live in Illinois, would it be illegal for us to have sex? Because while the age of consent is 17 in Illinois, the age of consent in the state where my girlfriend lives is 16. How does this work?

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Nrupa Patel answered on Aug 8, 2017

Don't do it....she is way too young and there is always a risk that she might get pregnant. It's illegal in Illinois so you are opening up a huge can of worms. What if her parents get mad and call the police and allege you two had sex in Illinois? I would highly recommend you refrain from sexual... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Illinois on
Q: My ex-fiancé didn't tell the officers he punched me but admitted to my sister he did. Can I use this in court?

My ex fiancé came home drunk and began verbally then physically assualted me. I asked him to leave and that we were over. He called 911 and told the police I assualted him but neglected to tell them the scratches on his face were from when he had me in a chokehold and then punched me. So I got... Read more »

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Nrupa Patel answered on Aug 8, 2017

yes if your case goes to trial then she can testify and she should be subpoenaed. Your sister should also report this to the police

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: 710 probation and when I came off judge gave me expungement. What do this mean?
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Nrupa Patel answered on Aug 8, 2017

If you got an expungement then it is off your record

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Do affidavits that address rights to drive with case laws sent to state or dmv work if not what is consequences?

Read articles online and cases people did pro se and chatted with a guy that said he gets no more tickets even with expired license etc.

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Nrupa Patel answered on Aug 8, 2017

Could you please re-phrase the question? I am having a hard time following along

3 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Child Support for Illinois on
Q: Ex husband demanding copies of my pay stubs and bonus structure. Do I have to provide?

He states due to new Illinois child support law... Needs to make sure he is not paying to much. My understanding we are grandfathered into old law because divorce final in 2015 and no significant change to our situation.

He now refuses to split court ordered costs of school fees etc because... Read more »

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Nrupa Patel answered on Aug 8, 2017

The new law isn't automatic grounds for a new child support calculation. He would have to make substantially more or less then he did when the original child support was ordered

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: Chief legal officer of county arresting authority?

Hello, I am trying to expunge a case in Lake County, IL. I was arrested by the lake county sheriff. Who would the chief legal officer be? Thanks.

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Nrupa Patel answered on Aug 8, 2017

Its probably the state's attorney of Lake County

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: Im 17 & Have a 20 year old boyfriend ? can anybody do anything about us having sex ? since in MO age of consent is 17 ?
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Nrupa Patel answered on Aug 4, 2017

If that's the age of consent and you are both willing parties, I don't know what anyone could do about it..... You are still very young so I caution you. PLease be careful--there are several places you can get birth control (some can even last for years!).

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: what if a 16 year old boy gets a 19 yr old girl pregnant but when the baby is born he will be of age for consent
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Nrupa Patel answered on Aug 4, 2017

Still ILLEGAL!!! If you were under 17 when you had sex then you cannot consent. Girl can still be arrested.

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