Ive been mentally traumatized by the experience have not been able to have healthy relationships of any kind have even turned to drugs. I want to know if theres anything that can be done about this monster who takes advantage of people.
We have a 22 yr old disabled daughter who was sick, we took her to the hospital and the state filed neglect charges against us, because of bed sores and they said she was too thin. We have a protection order against us, and we do not know if she is ok, they also took our 18r old son and put him in... Read more »
Yes you will need a lawyer familiar with both DCFS and the criminal courts - two different entities by the way. Do NOT give any statements to the case worker UNTIL you have hired a lawyer. This is serious.
Defendant was proven innocent in pretrial court hearing, and victim didn't show to trial court hearing. Defendant was on parole prior to arrest with 2 months remaining regarding a case from 3 years ago. He has already served 4 months for this domestic battery case. While serving these past 4... Read more »
Ordinarily (but not automatically) the failure of the complaining witness to appear at trial will prevent a trial from proceeding. A prosecutor can still go to trial but obtaining a guilty verdict is far more difficult.
And restitution.. I missed a court date because of transportation issues but called to inform the court my ride fell through.. the judge issued a warrant and I was arrested resulting in the loss of 1 job and loss of an interview for a better job. Now my girlfriend and I are being pulled over for... Read more »
Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.
The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.
Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.