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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Federal Crimes for Illinois on
Q: How do i get an AGG Battery off my record from 1986?
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William Wolf answered on May 25, 2020

You need to meet with a lawyer to discuss options.

Any good lawyer would want to see the court records, including the exact nature of the conviction, if it is a conviction.

If it's not a conviction, it may be eligible for expungement- that is, where law enforcement records...
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2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence and Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: Two soon to be parents get into a domestic violence dispute and the police is called the police tells us both the judge

the judge would say we would have to stay away from each other but with us being soon to be parents ether of us want that.

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William Wolf answered on May 23, 2020

This sounds more like a criminal law question than a family law question. It sounds like at least one of you was arrested and charged with an offense such as domestic battery where the judge ordered as a special condition of bond that whichever one of you that was charged has to stay away from the... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Illinois on
Q: Hey so my friend and I agreed to have a friendly boxing spar we have no hate towards each other and can we box at park?

We wanted to box at a local park and can we get in trouble from this and also we are using this for content also but mainly for a friendly boxing spar at the park can we get in trouble?

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William Wolf answered on May 25, 2020

I wouldn't do it.

Whoever gets the worst of it can claim something else happened to the police.

First of all, wait until this Coronavirus crisis is over.

Second, go to a Boxing gym where there's a referee who can not only be an arbiter about what's fair,...
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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: Police want me to sign a confession for a crime I didn’t commit. Does this mean that they have insufficient evidence?
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William Wolf answered on May 20, 2020

Not necessarily. It means that they want "better" evidence than what they have. Whether they have "sufficient" evidence without it depends on the facts of your individual case.

What is absolutely clear is that you need an experienced criminal defense lawyer to represent...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: My boyfriend is in Illinois prison for aggravated robbery with covid-19 and his asthma can we get him out sooner
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William Wolf answered on May 18, 2020

There isn't enough information to answer the question here. You really need to sit down with a skilled criminal defense lawyer with all of the specifics so the lawyer can advise on the best path possible, and then you can decide whether it's worth the expense to hire the lawyer.... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Illinois on
Q: As a parent in Illinois I’m wondering if I can get a restraining order on my daughters boyfriend who is +18?

My daughters boyfriend has verbally and physically abused my daughter but she won’t file a restraining order on him and doesn’t want to leave him. She is +18 and will protect him at all cost to the point to lying to the police and blaming herself.

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William Wolf answered on Apr 28, 2020

There isn't enough information here to be completely certain. I would want to know some things like the living arrangements and whether you still have any legal responsibliity for your daughter for anything.

The chances are that you do not have standing to seek an order against your...
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4 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: Do i need representation for my husband who is held for criminal tresspass and possession of stolen property.

He is held on $50000 bond. Was at a place we had visisted many times in recent weeks and had no idea the item was stolen

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William Wolf answered on Apr 27, 2020

He needs a good criminal defense lawyer at this point.

The answer is yes, he needs good representation from a good criminal defense lawyer.

Many lawyers specialize these days. So now is not the time to find a lawyer who usually does nothing but contract disputes or real estate and...
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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Small Claims for Illinois on
Q: I feel I have a attempted murder case who can I talk to the help...
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William Wolf answered on Apr 27, 2020

The purpose of this service as I understand it is not for a bunch of lawyers to play "jump ball" and say "me, me."

The purpose is to answer general questions to see if a lawyer is needed so the person asking the question can make some decisions.

You clearly need...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Collections and Identity Theft for Illinois on
Q: I'm a college student that had a Fake ID confiscated at a bar. Police want to charge me 350, can they?

They sent me mail June of 2019 saying I should pay where I said what are the next steps, then I did not hear from them again till 2 months ago where the officer said he put my papers in the wrong file. I honestly forgot about it and would have paid if they contacted me again but I didn't hear... Read more »

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William Wolf answered on Apr 27, 2020

I agree with Mr. Ooink. Just make sure that you're not making any admissions to any criminal offenses in the course of the paying of the fine.

Possession of a false identification card is a crime, even when it's an identification card that still establishes that you're you.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: I am wanting to get a handgun permit I have a felony 25years ago it is sealed would that deny me
William Wolf
William Wolf answered on Apr 7, 2020

Yes. You are still a convicted felon in the eyes of the State of Illinois.

Sealing means that the records have been hidden from public view, not that the records no longer exist.

The only way to legally be able to acquire a handgun in the State of Illinois will be if the Governor...
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4 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: I have a police department calling looking for me. Scared to call back

Looking for a lawyer who will be able to contact them back

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William Wolf answered on Mar 28, 2020

You should hire an experienced criminal defense lawyer.

Many are experienced when it comes to representing either witnesses or targets of criminal investigations.

You should be able to hire one, even in the middle of this Coronavirus crisis and decide what is the best way to...
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2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence for Illinois on
Q: Will I get in trouble if I go back on something I told the police
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William Wolf answered on Mar 28, 2020

The short answer is: "that depends."

One thing it depends on is whether you lied before and are telling the truth now....or the other way around.

Another issue is whether any of your previous statements were under oath.

You should consult with a lawyer who can...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: How do I get my firearm rights back

I have aggravated battery but nothing happened to the person. It was filed in 2008.

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William Wolf answered on Mar 28, 2020

There's not enough information here to answer your question, including what the outcome was in court.

I would consult with an experienced criminal defense lawyer.

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1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Illinois on
Q: can my son be petitioned to juvenile court for not signing something saying he’s guilty of something he’s not?

my 12 yr old was asked to sign a station adjustment for an alleged battery and I told them no, so they want to petition Him to juvenile court. Does this mean he will be arrested? Do I need to bring him in when he didn’t commit the crime or will they issue a warrant?

William Wolf
William Wolf answered on Mar 14, 2020

Yes. It means he will be charged with an offense and go to juvenile court to answer to it.

He can have an adjudication hearing, which is a bench trial where the State has to prove to the judge that he is delinquent (guilty) beyond a reasonable doubt.

If he is found not delinquent,...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: If you file for speedy trial and later except an offer does your time stop or continue until settlement.

The judge refused states attorneys agreement by this time it was past 120 days

William Wolf
William Wolf answered on Mar 17, 2020

You need to consult with your attorney on the case. Your question does not have enough facts to answer the question.

You are referring to the Illinois Speedy Trial Act. The Act does state that cases must be heard within 120 days for people who are in custody there the defendant is...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: Hi, My wife and I were subpoenaed to testify at a trial.

When the person came to our house to deliver the subpoenas, we were not home and they gave them to my 17 year old daughter. Is that legal?

William Wolf
William Wolf answered on Feb 5, 2020

Yes. Without more information, that is legal, and you and your wife are served.

That means you are legally obligated to go to court on the date and time that's on the subpoena.

If there is some legal reason you believe you shouldn't go to court, you can't ignore the...
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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation and Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: I got charged with aggressive battery fleeing and eluding, aggressive battery hitting a police officer, dui

On October 26 2019 I was at a red light in a left turning line when police officer was coming on the other side making left turn around in got behind me as I was turning on the green light he followed me down to it where it was dark at then put his light on in I stopped. Then Two males officer came... Read more »

William Wolf
William Wolf answered on Feb 3, 2020

It sounds like you have a lawyer already.

You shouldn't post anything further. If you're satisified that your lawyer is thorough and mapping your choices out for you, then go with the advice he or she is giving.

If you feel that that's not happening, you should hire...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: my 16 year old son went to the store with me yesterday, we had 2 officers approach us for a theft the store says

he comitted almost a year ago. they have zero proof on any camera. What are my rights as a parent and my sons rights? They put him in cuffs and gave him a citiation

William Wolf
William Wolf answered on Jan 27, 2020

He has the right to remain silent. Telling the police "I did it but you can't prove it" is not only not helpful, it will hurt.

He also has the right to a lawyer. He needs one now. He can get charged with an offense and locked up for it if the prosecutors want to do more than...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Illinois on
Q: Can you tell me the maximum and mandatory sentence for a juvenile charged with Murder/intent to kill? In Rock Island, il

I was made aware of possible change to number of years for this charge

William Wolf
William Wolf answered on Jan 18, 2020

Your question requires more information. If you're asking this question on the juvenile's behalf, you really need to be asking this question of his or her lawyer.

I assume that this juvenile is being charged as an adult. The minimum for first degree murder is 20 years in the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Illinois on
Q: How do I inquire about somebody being indicted?in montana
William Wolf
William Wolf answered on Dec 25, 2019

There's not enough information here to answer your question adequately. This is because the federal and State court systems here in Illinois operate very differently. The federal courts in Illinois are divided into three separate federal districts, Northern, Central, and Southern. Each has... Read more »

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