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1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Illinois on
Q: I sold a car to a minor and he wants a refund. I didnt know he was a minor at the time. His dad contacted me.

I didnt know he was a minor or that it was illegal at the time. His dad didnt know about it either I don't think.

T. J. Jesky
T. J. Jesky
answered on Nov 26, 2022

A contract with a minor is unenforceable. Just because you did not know he was a minor, doesn't let you off the hook. It sounds like you need to him the refund.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Business Law for Illinois on
Q: I've been asked to sign a release form, was not explicitly said what I needed to sign or that it had to be notarized.

Know All Men By These Presents, That I/we the undersigned, for the sole and only consideration of One Thousand Seven Hundred and Nine 50/100 (1,709.50) paid to me/us in hand by ABC Corp, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, hereby release and discharge, and by these presents do hereby... Read more »

T. J. Jesky
T. J. Jesky
answered on Nov 26, 2022

It seem like ABC corporation wants to pay you $1,709.50 for a release and discharge for some damaged they caused you. This release is a legally binding agreement used to protect ABC Corporation from having you bring further legal action against them for a number of reasons. They want to close... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: Who can sit on the board of an HOA

If the member of the board does not live in the house, can they hold a spot on the board

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Illinois on
Q: What does ‘no unlawful contact’ mean?
T. J. Jesky
T. J. Jesky
answered on Nov 26, 2022

Consider no unlawful contact as a limited protection order. It usually involves crime where someone was arrested for domestic violence. It can also mean any attempt to communicate with the alleged victim of the crime, especailly a child. Generally, unlawful contact remains in effect until... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Uncategorized for Illinois on
Q: My friend was physically assaulted at a bar by an boyfriend. How can we get the footage?

The bar wouldn’t release the video to her when asked saying it was illegal to allow her to see it. We aren’t sure how to obtain the footage.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for Illinois on
Q: State Agency Rep committed slander and put Red Flag report on person after 40 second phone call.

SBDC office rep was to transfer me to their office manager to go over business plans for services. The Receptionist spoke to me for 40 seconds. After, transferred me. She then continued to file a State police complaint claiming I was a threat to society. Googled my name, saw images of me over... Read more »

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
answered on Nov 23, 2022

You cannot sue a State Agency in Civil Court. You must sue them in the Court of Claims and then only after filing a Tort Claims Notice (usually within 6 months). That is probably a very bad idea for many reasons, including limited recovery and a long wait time to be paid.

The suggestion...
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0 Answers | Asked in Libel & Slander for Illinois on
Q: Defamation of character by DCFS investigator 2019 is still able to be considered "timely"?

I worked as a Chicago police officer who disciplined his son with a belt and the dcfs investigator never interviewed all parties involved and listed me as "founded" for child abuse. I was terminated from the Chicago police department and charged with aggravated domestic batt with a deadly... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: I am from illinois but got a 10 over speeding ticket in Michigan. How can I get it off my insurance record

I am willing to do court supervision or a class. I just don’t want my home state finding out

Theodore J. Harvatin
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Theodore J. Harvatin
answered on Nov 22, 2022

You would have to pose that question to a Michigan lawyer. They may have something similar to supervision, or perhaps reduced to a non moving violation.

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Illinois on
Q: Do I have to give keys to a guest I invited to move in temporarily but now refuse to leave? Must I evict them legally?

They kicked the door open to a empty apartment I was going to rent and stole my bed and TV can I press charges even if they have an order of protection?

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Illinois on
Q: I have a civil matter involving a family member. How do I get legal advice regarding this matter?

A family member posted flyers calling my husband a drug dealer. They called dcfs us on for false allegations. They through the flyers they made out at the church while my children were going in for sunday school. My husband Motorcycle has been set on fire as well. We are being harrassed and... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Elder Law for Illinois on
Q: Do I need to have an attorney to appear in court yearly as guardian of estate

My mom is disabled elderly woman and the attorneys are charging me too much for doing very little . At this rate, she'll run out of money before she dies. My husband is an accountant and has done all the work with budget spreadsheet . We don't even need the attorneys . As for medical , a... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Contracts for Illinois on
Q: Would the Hyundai 10-year bumper-to-bumper warranty be voided if I drove for Uber?

I called the salesman who sold me the car; he said it would NOT be voided. But I'm suspicious. Warranty says something about consulting the customer manual if the car was used for "commercial uses" such as taxi services, but it was vague. I want to make absolutely sure before I sign up.

0 Answers | Asked in Small Claims for Illinois on
Q: Tire shop damaged my abs sensor while they changed my tires. how do i get reimbursed for repair i have to make now?

I went to a tire shop to get new tires my car was 100% fine going in i leave and all dashboard lights come on check engine light came on and my speedometer stopped working i go back and tell them and im accused of trying to get free stuff because changing tires would have caused that. He puts his... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: A friend was speeding in a residential area and took a left turn and steering wheel jolted and he lost control at age 16

A friend was 35-40mph in a residential area and was not paying attention to the speed and he took a left turn and the steering wheel jolted and he lost control because his arm hurts and we’re not properly on the steering wheel and he went straight into a mailbox and turned a bit but hit the car... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Illinois on
Q: I have a tourist visa, if I come to work with my name and information but with false insurance, can the government find

I want to work to cover the expenses since my son is a citizen and is studying in the USA, I looked for a way to get a work visa but I couldn't.

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko
answered on Nov 20, 2022

What you are planning is called visa fraud. I will explain:

1. When you applied for a visitor's B-2 visa its content specifically mentioned to state purposes of the trip truthfully. When you submitted the information at the end of that federal visa application there was a proviso for...
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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Illinois on
Q: In Illinois does child support pay cover childrens cell phones and cell phone bills or is that an extra expense?

I’m trying to find out if my ex is supposed to be pay half for our childrens cell phones and cell phone bill. He tells me that the child support covers that.

Cheryl Powell
Cheryl Powell
answered on Nov 16, 2022

There is no law that a child has to have a cell phone or a car. If either parent chooses to provide a child with same, that is their choice and their expense. Child support is for basic necessities, i.e. food, clothing, shelter, utilities, transportation to and from school and activities. A cell... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Illinois on
Q: Should I show up to the first hearing of a battery case if I don’t want to press charges?

I was a victim, I am a male, but I don’t want to press charges. I know the state can still prosecute her, but should I attend the first hearing or not attend.

I’m afraid they will see me showing up as a sign I want to pursue, when in actuality I love my girlfriend very much and this was... Read more »

T. J. Jesky
T. J. Jesky
answered on Nov 26, 2022

People miss court appearances frequently. If you are the offender and miss a court appearance, the Judge will most like issue a warrant for your arrest.

If you are the victim, and miss a court appearance, there is a good chance the judge will just dismiss the case.

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for Illinois on
Q: My son sadly took his own life at the age of 17. He was seeing a therapist for some time. My exwife left multiple

Loaded guns unlocked in her bedroom. I believe she was completely negligent in doing this. States attorney is attempting to file reckless endangerment charges and one other charge. We had a verbal agreement since my son was 11 to have both guns and ammo locked up separately and our son not to... Read more »

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Nov 16, 2022

My deepest sympathies on your loss. There may be a potential civil suit you could bring against your ex wife depending on where the act occurred and who were the household residents where the event happened. Discuss with counsel in a free private phone call. Again my deepest condolences.

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