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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?
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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?
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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
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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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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.

William Wolf
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

William Wolf
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...
William Wolf
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 »

William Wolf
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.

Hope this helps.

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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

William Wolf
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
William Wolf
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.

William Wolf
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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