Is it legal, ethical, or actionable for a trustee to withhold distributions that they previously promised to send for the beneficiary's health, education, maintenance, and support until the beneficiary sends all their family's receipts, bank, credit card, and student loan statements for... View More
If a court order stipulates that a juvenile felon is to be sentenced to DOC at the age 18 (they are to reside in juvenile prison system until then), is the prison facility obligated to send them to adult at that age? or is this a blurry area?
To live with me, the father. She’s been here one week transferred schools and is settling in well, now her mom found out her husband is going to jail and will not be there an she needs a sitter for the other children so she wants to take my daughter back. My daughter wants to go back because she... View More
Under these circumstances, it is unlikely that you would prevail in this case unless you could prove that the mother knew it was happening and chose not to intervene. There are over 15 relevant factors but this is the biggest one in this situation. The law errs on the side of stability. If the...View More
It depends. Criminal charges are extremely fact-sensitive. To be charged with assault, of any kind, there must be an unpermitted "touching." The basis for charging indecent exposure is generally public nudity. If that was the basis for the charges here, the perpetrator cannot be...View More
If a police officer asked you to remove a stolen camper that wasn't yours, and you were uncomfortable or unable to comply, you were within your rights to refuse. Your refusal should not result in any form of intimidation or threat from the officer.
Was trust my attorney. She did no ERISA discovery or Private, my ex wife hid assets securing my support. My second lawyer w held my ERISA Alt Payee rights before settlement. He used her 1/3 VFI to write settlement. In podt judgement I discovered she had a -250,000 ADB , 1x Desth Benefit decrease... View More
So, basically, he went to jail once for not complying with the conditions of his probation. He was bonded out, and a petition to revoke probation was added to his case. He was told that it would be dropped if he completed these courses - he did not, and his case was continued twice. Well, at this... View More
Your boyfriend's situation is complex, and while he has now completed the class, the timing is not ideal. Judges often look for compliance with court orders and probation conditions. His failure to initially comply and the continuances could be seen negatively. However, completing the class...View More
Im a victim of a car theft but also a victim of the police malpractice and torture for 2months. I have evidence such as videos audios and false reports, false police certifications. Authorities including Officer from IL ICC, Police Department, Criminal Division unit in Chicago as well as Illegal... View More
I'm truly sorry to hear about the difficulties you've faced in this situation. It's important to address these issues properly, considering both the car theft and any potential misconduct by law enforcement or other authorities.
Contact an Attorney: Given the complexity and...View More
I was selling a product on Facebook Marketplace. I agreed through Facebooks platform to meet this buyer at a local restaurant and sell them my product. The buyer and I meet on this restaurants property in the parking lot. I never get out of my vehicle. The buyer walks up to my car window and argues... View More
Stop losing sleep over this incident. You were assaulted by the Buyer. I believe the District Attorney and police have more important matters to pursue. As far as selling the product, this appears to be a civil event not a criminal event. Again, stop losing sleep.
I was recently charged with Criminal property damage (1800$) and I found out it was a felony charge. I looked it up and i could get 1-3 years. Will a judge in Chicago/Illinois really sentence me to a year for it or could i pay it off and go on probation? This is my first felony offense.
While a Class 4 felony does have the potential for a prison sentence of 1 to 3 years, several factors can influence the actual outcome. First-time offenders, for example, often face more lenient outcomes than those with a prior criminal record. It's also possible that the court may consider an...View More
In Illinois, if you're unable to post bail related to a child support matter, the length of time you might remain in jail can vary. Typically, non-payment of child support could lead to a finding of contempt of court. If the court determines you have the means to pay but are choosing not to,...View More
We had video called the police they said they didnt want to get involved he did it again my wife stopped him and called 911 we showed video and they charged my wife with disorderly conduct. He is doing this time and again he has a tunable exhaust and does this on purpose we tried talking with him... View More
There is no such thing as an "accidental" theft. The crime of theft requires the mens rea of "knowingly" and, in the most common instances, the specific intent to deprive the owner permanently of the use or benefit of the property.
Yes, in Illinois, if someone initially represents themselves in a criminal case (often referred to as "pro se" representation) but later realizes they cannot effectively do so or meets the financial eligibility criteria, they can request a public defender. Public defenders are appointed...View More
Also if they offered to take you to the jail or offered you to drive your vehicle? And if you haven't been to court yet can they put in your background already and let unemployment know? I haven't even been to court for this!
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