There isn't enough information here to answer the question for certain. One would have to review the police reports and the warrant application, as well as any camera footage because in every case where someone wants to challenge a search, each search is fact specific where the presence or...View More
I was wondering if a Psychopath and serial killer can successfully argue and win a plea of insanity based on the Illinois definition and practice of the insanity defense. How would they do it if they could? What would be the reasoning? Or is it impossible based on the definition set by Illinois?
I'm dealing with a situation where I have a baby on the way. We live in two different states. The mother lives in Chicago and I live Maine. I met her online and at some point I met up with her in Chicago. I discovered she was a heroin addict. We ended up separating and I went back to Maine... View More
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.
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
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.
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...View More
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...View More
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.
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...View More
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.
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