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1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Illinois on
Q: can you get sued for defamation of character if you post something and you don't use the persons name at all?
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S. Janaan Hashim answered on Aug 30, 2019

The elements of successfully proving a defamation of character tort in Illinois are the following: (1) the defendant made a false statement about the plaintiff; (2) there was an unprivileged publication to a third party; (3) fault by the defendant amounting to at least negligence; and (4) the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Alabama on
Q: I went to police with 2 bruises on the weekend. They said I have to file charges Monday. I am not going back there

I assaulted him as well, threw a plate. If I go Monday and tell the police everything can the issue be dropped

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S. Janaan Hashim answered on Aug 4, 2019

If you haven’t filed any charges, then there’s nothing to be dropped and no need to tell the police anything. But, the guy at whom you threw the plate could press charges against you on his own initiative. Good luck.

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for California on
Q: Can I sue county for time spent in jail?

I did six months in jail for a charge. Went to trail the case was dropped and re filed. I was O.R. And fighting case on the outside. If they drop case again or are unable to convict, can I sue for time spent in jail?

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S. Janaan Hashim answered on Aug 4, 2019

Based on what you provided, if they arrested you properly and you were proper arraigned and unable to post bail, then any success in filing unlawful arrest would be difficult.

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4 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Federal Crimes for Florida on
Q: Can a person that's found guilty of a crime get the actual perpetrator to testify and free him completely

My son was convicted of a crime his girlfriend did, he was at the scene of the crime. he didn't know it took place and she never told him.a servelience camera shows them at the scene and he got charged with possession of his personal ring which his lawyer was informed was his not from the crime, he... Read more »

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S. Janaan Hashim answered on Aug 4, 2019

Yes, it’s possible, but it would be an uphill battle with the Starw. It would be best to hire an appellate lawyer to draft and file the proper documents and to make your case. Good luck.

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Criminal Law and Animal / Dog Law for Illinois on
Q: My employer (a DVM) has done some illegal things. If I quit because I’m uncomfortable, could I get unemployment?

Illegal things include allowing unlicensed people to do surgery and taking clinic medications for his personal use (schedule II drugs, i.e. Codeine)

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S. Janaan Hashim answered on Aug 3, 2019

Unemployment comes when you are fired, not when you leave. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: If someone goes to jail and is proven innocent, does the accusation get erased from their record?
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S. Janaan Hashim answered on Aug 3, 2019

No, the accusation does not get erased from their record. Their arrest record remains in public view and a matter of public record until the person arrested takes steps to have their record expunged. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: How am I able to find recollection of complaints or district on several officers?

I have a brother incarcerated and trying to fight his case...he got shot by an officer on that night in the leg thru the back. he needs information that can help him out. This case happened in 2005. Someone mentioned www.chicagocopa.org, would like to know where to find something that will help in... Read more »

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S. Janaan Hashim answered on Aug 3, 2019

Chicagocopa.org may have information on the officer if the officer was subject to a complaint. Good luck.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: my 16-year-old got detained For matching Description of a call-in saying she was trying to break into cars

What Can I do about her citations for disorderly conduct and unlawful consumption of Alcohol. By the time I got to the Police Station she had admitted to drinking Her and the officer Had cussed each other out And I was so mad about her drinking and her being disrespectfuI didn’t realize What was... Read more »

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S. Janaan Hashim answered on Aug 3, 2019

The best thing to do is to either hire an attorney or to use the PD if you cannot hire an attorney. The attorney will do his/her best to get the charges dropped. Good luck.

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2 Answers | Asked in Contracts for Illinois on
Q: Given false information before sign a contract what are my options?

I went to a company that told me a price of $1326 for the goods and services they are giving me before I signed a contract now that I have signed the contract and paid the amount $1326 I was told they are now saying that what I was told is not correct and are trying to charge me separately for... Read more »

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S. Janaan Hashim answered on Aug 3, 2019

You are bound by the terms of the contract and nothing outside of it. If the amount on the contract is what you paid, then you are not in breach of contract. If they are saying you are in breach, then ask them to produce the contract on which they are basing their claim. Good luck.

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: Is it possible for a member of society to read a criminal indictment against the accused defense? If so how ?
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S. Janaan Hashim answered on Aug 4, 2019

They would have to ask the clerk where the charges were filed for the case file. The case file will have the indictment available for review.

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