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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: My husband has a restraining order against me and I was letting him live with me without being on the lease.

He asked for the apartment on the restraining order and now I can't get it. Please help me

Nrupa Patel
Nrupa Patel answered on Aug 4, 2017

You need to hire an attorney for an issue like this. If he already has an order of protection against you and you were living with him then he could easily call the police and have you arrested

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: If an 18 yr old smokes marijuana in the same house that a 16 yr old lives. Is it child endangerment?
Nrupa Patel
Nrupa Patel answered on Aug 4, 2017

The child endangerment statute is pretty vague.....it would be a bit of a stretch but I guess it could be considered endangerment.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: I was convicted of 4th degree sexual assault and not required to register. If I move to Illinois do I have to register?
Nrupa Patel
Nrupa Patel answered on Aug 4, 2017

you'll need to hire an attorney to look at the statute wherever you are and compare it to the illinois law

2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for Illinois on
Q: My ex was harassing me via text at the time that I got into a car accident. I had been drinking beforehand, but can he

be held partially responsible since he knew I was driving and wouldn't stop texting me?

Nrupa Patel
Nrupa Patel answered on Aug 8, 2017

Probably not---you are an adult and should have ignored the texts while driving and don't drink and drive!!! I hope no one got hurt.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Illinois on
Q: need legal advice.

Hello. The father of my child has been absent from his life for over 10 years now. My son is 13 years old. He made contact to connect with him last month. I allowed him to have his number so they can talk, and text. Then I get a letter about court. Parentage civil case. He wants visitation rights.... Read more »

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Nrupa Patel answered on Jul 23, 2017

You should hire an attorney or look at a legal aide organization if you cannot afford one. The courts now are hesitant to deny father's visitation rights completely--the court might order supervised visitations with the father. Each case is different and the court will decide what is in the best... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: If a suspect waives Miranda and counsel and someone, unbeknownst to him, secures him an attorney, must all questioning

and lineups cease?

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Nrupa Patel answered on Jul 23, 2017

I agree with Ms. Powell. He must express that he has counsel and cease to speak any further until counsel arrives

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Illinois on
Q: My daughter wants to take her 2yr. old and leave child's father in Illinois and stay with me in Indiana.

They are not married and she is 7 mo. pregnant. She can no longer stand to be near him. He is controlling, gaslights her constantly, tells her what she can and can't wear, etc. He doesn't help take care of their child and has some disturbing issues. Can she legally just take her daughter and move... Read more »

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Nrupa Patel answered on Jul 21, 2017

that would depend on if there is a court order in place

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Illinois on
Q: Do I need representation for a DL reinstatement?

I got a Dui 3 years ago, I am no longer on probation and have completed all required counseling courses

Nrupa Patel
Nrupa Patel answered on Jul 21, 2017

it's completely up to you, but a good attorney can help you with paperwork and would know what exactly you would need for an administrative hearing and put on a good case for you

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: How do I plead in court for a failure to yield ticket if I want supervision in IL? My driving record is clean.

Left turn arrow just went out as I turned. I also got no insurance ticket because I didn't have current card in my car. I AM covered and got a copy from my insurance agent for court. Do you know how much the fine is for my moving violation?

Nrupa Patel
Nrupa Patel answered on Jul 20, 2017

The moving violation is a petty offense and the maximum fine is $1000. From my experience, prosecutors will ask for $120 fine with conviction. If you want court supervision, let the prosecutor in court know. He or she may agree to it on the spot. I think you can also call the prosecutor's... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence for Illinois on
Q: If my ex boyfriend abused me a few years back and I was too afraid to speak up am I able to now?

I have pictures of the markings with dates they were taken.

Nrupa Patel
Nrupa Patel answered on Jul 20, 2017

You can certainly call the police and make a report but I am not sure what prosecutors would do with a case like this. If he was abusive I think it's important for you to notify the police so they can keep a record of it. The prosecutors will then decide if they will file charges or not.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Support and Legal Malpractice for Illinois on
Q: I hired an attorney out of bellivlle I'll gave them money they done nothing how much u charge I don't owe child suppot

How does one raise and owe. Support iv hired attorneys and then nothing ivhad all my rights violated says the ACLU but can't get n e one to help I don't no y iv lost every thing don't no were to turn

Nrupa Patel
Nrupa Patel answered on Jul 19, 2017

I am having a hard time following your question but if you already have talked to ACLU maybe one of their attorneys can help

3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Can i recieve court supervision on a 2nd ticket in a 2 year time span to avoid getting my liscence suspended?

Im under 21, wondering if if court supervision is a possibility to avoid getting my liscense suspended

Nrupa Patel
Nrupa Patel answered on Jul 19, 2017

yes it's a possible outcome but the prosecutor has to agree to it or the judge has to sentence you to it.

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4 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: How can I get this to disappear off my record

1st speeding ticket I was 16. I got court supervision, fines and traffic class.

I am now 21, work on an ambulance and need this to go away. I just bought a 2017 Ford Fusion this week and damn, totally not used to it. It felt like I was going 60 but I guess I was going 99 in a 65 on the... Read more »

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Nrupa Patel answered on Jul 19, 2017

It's not a $150 ticket but you do have to go to court. If you plead guilty then you'd have a conviction on your record. Get an attorney and see if you can amend the charge down to a petty offense and ask for supervision.

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3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: I got 2 speeding tickets in last 6 months. 1st i didnt do supervision i just paid it. Just got 2nd, im under 21,

When will my liscense be suspended? If my court apearance to get supervision date is before i recience the letter of suspended liscense can the court supervision let me keep my liscense to go to work???

Nrupa Patel
Nrupa Patel answered on Jul 19, 2017

if you get a conviction then your license would be suspended. I would hire an attorney to see if you can get supervision or the ticket dropped. If you do get 2 convictions and notice of suspension, then you'd have to hire an attorney to request a hearing with a Secretary of State hearing officer.

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2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence, Family Law, Federal Crimes and Identity Theft for Illinois on
Q: If I have a protective order against my husband with no visitation unless abated by the court.

The protective order continues to be broken and we are still being harassed aa year-and-a-laternd he has given up parental rights in writing to his lawyer. We also have a family member who has decided to join in and harass me and my kids to a point that is very unhealthy and I would like to get... Read more »

Nrupa Patel
Nrupa Patel answered on Jul 19, 2017

No one here will be able to give you an advice on this situation. Use Justia to locate a family lawyer and schedule a consultation. Looks like an order of protection or a petition to enforce child support may be possible here but I am sure there is more to this story

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Illinois on
Q: Emancipation questions?

I want to become an emancipated minor, but I'm not sure that the courts would agree with my specific situation. I've never been abused or neglected and my parents love me. The only thing is I'm extremely mature for my age, 14, and I want to enter the workforce and move out on my own. (Please don't... Read more »

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Nrupa Patel answered on Jul 19, 2017

If you were extremely mature for your age then you would know that without a high school diploma or any college/vocational/technical school, you will most likely be doomed to work minimum wage jobs. You say there is no abuse/neglect, so stay with your parents unless you want to work pay check to... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Illinois on
Q: If I leave the house before the divorce is final. Can she take over the house with out buying me out?

Do I lose out on any claim to the house. If I walk out due to unhealthy situation at the house.

Nrupa Patel
Nrupa Patel answered on Jul 18, 2017

That's something to be determined by the court. It's marital properly so she probably won't just be able to "take over" the entire house

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Illinois on
Q: Can I get CDL suspended for back support

My daughters father owes $9000 back pay. He drives but work for someone. I have to wait until he decides to send money and it's never the correct amt. I tried modification because this order is 3-4 yrs old and based on the state amt. They say he's not cooperating so they can't do anything. He... Read more »

Nrupa Patel
Nrupa Patel answered on Jul 18, 2017

you should hire an attorney to enforce the child support order

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Divorce for Illinois on
Q: my wife took children out of IL to WI with no notice. we in bitter divorce, and no final parent plan. Is she breakin law
Nrupa Patel
Nrupa Patel answered on Jul 17, 2017

Breaking the court order at the very least, you need to file an emergency motion in court ASAP. I would hire an attorney on this if I were you. These types of cases can get complex and messy.

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody for Illinois on
Q: Me and my wife are still married but the kids are with me 6 days a week...does that me I got custody she wants support

She went to court with out me knowing and got childsupport but like o said the kids are with me 6 day out of the week

Nrupa Patel
Nrupa Patel answered on Jul 17, 2017

I agree with Ms. Powell, you need to go back to court ASAP

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