Peru, IL asked in Criminal Law for Illinois

Q: Is there precedent in Illinois for an undercover detective charging someone for obstruction of identification w/o ID?

Officer was in plainclothes and started questioning suspect without self-identifying and then had arrested and charged with obstructing.

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2 Lawyer Answers

William Wolf

  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Chicago, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: I am positive that your account of events is not how it's going to read in the police reports.

You're assuming that the police officer is going to agree with you about how this happened.

You need to hire an experienced criminal defense lawyer ASAP.

Juan Ooink agrees with this answer

Juan Ooink

  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Bolingbrook, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: You need to hire an attorney to assist you with this matter right away. The sooner you hire an attorney the better.

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