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1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Illinois on
Q: Do I need an attorney ? My ex is trying to get a restraining order on me a month after our breakup.

I have screen shots from Facebook of our conversations and when I told her I am done with the relationship and I am applying for college she got angry and is now trying to put a restraining order on me. My court date is the 28 of this month.

William Wolf
William Wolf answered on Oct 25, 2021

Yes. You need an attorney to represent you in court.

This is no joke. An order of protection can have serious consequences when it comes to your future.

Get one with experience defending against these orders right away.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: Is the good Samaritan law involving not being charged in a situation that a person calls 911 to seek medical help

My friend lives in indiana called 911for her husband because he was over dosing and when the police came they arrested her and charged her with possession of drugs and paraphernalia ECT... But also never drug tested her

William Wolf
William Wolf answered on Oct 25, 2021

Your friend needs a good criminal defense attorney immediately.

You state that your friend lives in Indiana but you don't state where the incident takes place.

Please make sure that, whereever the case is, that that lawyer is an experienced criminal defense lawyer licensed in...
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1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes for Illinois on
Q: Can home invasion charges be dropped by the victim in Illinois
William Wolf
William Wolf answered on Oct 24, 2021

Cases are not brought by victims of crime.

Cases are also not dropped by victims of crime.

They are brought by prosecutor offices. In Cook County, for example, almost all State prosecutions are brought by the Cook County State's Attorney's Office.

What to do...
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1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Illinois on
Q: My son's exgirlfreind is trying to put a restraining order on him. Should he contest it? Should I hire a lawyer for him?
William Wolf
William Wolf answered on Oct 24, 2021

Yes. He should have a lawyer who can explain all the consequences to him of either fighting the request for what I assume is a domestic violence order of protection or not contesting it.

There isn't enough information to answer your question about whether he should contest it. He...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Illinois on
Q: How can I fight not going to jail. After the fbi/police charge me with robbing an atm in illinois and they have pictures
William Wolf
William Wolf answered on Oct 24, 2021

The first step towards fighting your case is to remain silent and stop talking.

The next step is to privately secure a really good criminal defense attorney to map out your best options for you.

You're asking here for the defense (if there is one) where the lawyer can't,...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Libel & Slander and Sexual Harassment for Illinois on
Q: A girl is claiming I sexually assaulted her. She’s now sending me texts saying if I don’t pay her money she’s…

She’s sending texts saying if I don’t pay her thousands of dollars she’s going to the police. She also has a video recording of me talking to her that she illegally recorded while the phone was in her pocket.

William Wolf
William Wolf answered on Oct 24, 2021

You need to hire a criminal defense lawyer right away to represent you in any upcoming law enforcement sex assault investigation.

If the police start asking you questions, other than truthfully telling them your name, tell the police for every other question that you 1. want to invoke your...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: How can I get discovery and statements made against me from my co defendant in 2010
William Wolf
William Wolf answered on Oct 24, 2021

If you're talking about a situation where the case is still pending, your lawyer has the discovery. He or she can and should go over it with you, but you don't get your own copy unless the judge is willing to order it.

Otherwise, if the case is over, the only other method I am...
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2 Answers | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law and Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: how do you appeal a murder case that was denied a state appeal
William Wolf
William Wolf answered on Oct 24, 2021

I am not trying to be difficult, but I am not sure I understand the question.

The State only gets to appeal in very specific circumstances, such as if a Motion to Suppress was granted by a trial court which makes it difficult if not impossible for the State to proceed forward with the...
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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: Can the feds pick up a gun possession charge two months after my arrest.

I was arrested 6/22/2021 for possession of hand gun by serious violent felon, dealing in meth. 10 g.

The gun was my wife's she has carry permit and it was locked in a safe. Can the feds make a Federal case from the gun charge?

William Wolf
William Wolf answered on Oct 24, 2021

They can try.

Most weapon offenses, including those involving firearms, can involve violations of federal law and state law.

The feds can pick it up months later easily. That is easily within the statute of limitations for a federal felony like a weapons offense.

Anyone...
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2 Answers | Asked in Child Support, Domestic Violence, Family Law and Sexual Harassment for Illinois on
Q: I called DCFS on my child for being physically and sexually abusive to his younger siblings. What are my rights?

Should I be concerned about them taking my children and how do I prepare for this transition?

William Wolf
William Wolf answered on Jan 23, 2021

Yes. You should be concerned.

DCFS and the local State's Attorney's Office in the County where you live could conclude that you placed your children at risk of harm and screen the case into juvenile court for a judge to make that determination.

There, you'll need a...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Appeals / Appellate Law and Libel & Slander for Illinois on
Q: Hi, I am currently deeply twisted up in some very deep legal issues and am desperate for help! I have no idea what to do
William Wolf
William Wolf answered on Jan 6, 2021

You need to call an experienced criminal defense lawyer and meet with him or her.

That's what you need to do.

Not an anonymous call for help. And you absolutely should not post any more online. What you say or write, including on the internet, can be used against you....
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: What happens when i am given a notice to appear on a charge of battery in Illinois?
William Wolf
William Wolf answered on Dec 13, 2020

It means you're being charged with a crime and you have to appear in front of a judge.

If it's a misdemeanor battery, that's a Class A misdemeanor that could carry up to 364 days in the County Jail. If it's a felony Aggravated Battery, then it's more serious....
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: I am being accused of attempting to run down a police officer that was aggressively and forcefully trying to take her

From the passenger side of the vehicle and all she was being accused of doing was cashing a check that did not belong to her a payroll check that did not belong to her.

The police officer did not identify himself as a police officer his vehicle had no indications that it was a police... Read more »

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William Wolf answered on Dec 13, 2020

Please call an experienced criminal defense lawyer immediately.

If you're arrested, do not try to be hostile or impolite, but at the same time, other than answering truthfully your name, you should invoke your right to remain silent and your right to have a lawyer present in response...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: If you sign a sworn statement saying you did something that you did not actually do, is that perjury?
William Wolf
William Wolf answered on Nov 11, 2020

It can be. The best answer is that it depends on how material the lie is.

One should never tell any lie in any affidavit under any circumstances. One flirts with danger when one does so.

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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Libel & Slander, Personal Injury and Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: Where can you find an attorney personally invested for a demand to ensure justice? practicing all areas of law
William Wolf
William Wolf answered on Oct 19, 2020

I can only speak for myself as a criminal defense lawyer. I guess the best answer is to ask the lawyer you're thinking about hiring why they became a lawyer. I would also ask the lawyer what professional associations they belong to and why.

I find that many of the best criminal...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: 1st offense was Residential Burglary

My friend was arrested for the first time for residential burglary it’s obviously her fist offense she had bond court and was released with ibond she had another court could she be arrested to serve time? Or could she do community service hours?

William Wolf
William Wolf answered on Sep 6, 2020

Hi. I hope you're safe and well during this pandemic.

Residential burglary is a mandatory non-probationable offense in the State of Illinois.

She is looking at a mandatory prison sentence if she is found guilty. She is facing anywhere between 4 to 15 years in the Illinois...
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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?
William Wolf
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.

William Wolf
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?

William Wolf
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?
William Wolf
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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