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Q: DCFS APPEAL REGARDING FALSIFIED REPORTS MADE AND ALLEGATIONS AGAINST MOTHER AND ILLEGALLY KIDNAPPING OF MY 3 CHILDREN.

Illegally kidnapped my 3 children. False Reports and allegations against the mother. In violation of all my rights as a mother and a human civilian of the USA. I have no way to obtain a lawyer because I can't get a job because I'm on the registry for 3 years of abuse and neglect to my... View More

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answered on Jun 21, 2024

Each state has its own process for appealing DCFS (Department of Children and Family Services) decisions. In Illinois, you generally have 60 days from the date of the decision to file an appeal. The appeal should be filed with the Administrative Hearings Unit.

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law and Federal Crimes for Illinois on
Q: Do I have any options to amend a 2019 tax return or sue my accountant for his mistakes causing an overpayment on taxes?

I am aware of the three year amendment limitation for tax refunds. And I did read that it states "GENERALLY" three years. Are there any extensions to this rule or

other procedure to file an amendment? Or is this rule set in stone. Also, regarding the two year limitation on filing... View More

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answered on Mar 11, 2024

Regarding amending your 2019 tax return, the general rule is that you have three years from the original due date of the return or two years from the date you paid the tax, whichever is later, to file an amended return and claim a refund. However, there are some exceptions to this rule:

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Illinois on
Q: I’m 18 and live in Southern Illinois. I own a FOID card and want to know about the legality of me owning a pistol?
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answered on Jan 13, 2024

In Southern Illinois, as an 18-year-old with a FOID (Firearm Owner's Identification) card, you are legally allowed to own a pistol or handgun. Illinois law allows individuals aged 18 or older to possess and purchase handguns if they hold a valid FOID card.

However, you must still...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Illinois on
Q: is it possible to get a firearms owners identification card with adhd?

im just wondering

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answered on Jan 13, 2024

Having ADHD alone does not necessarily disqualify you from obtaining a firearms owner's identification card (FOID) in the United States. However, eligibility for a FOID card can vary from state to state, and there are federal regulations to consider as well.

The key factors that may...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Family Law and Civil Rights for Illinois on
Q: Is a Judgment written by lawyers and paid to advocate a disabled client does no Erisa SP Discovery .Waives rights fraud?

No ERISA SPD Discovery . All lawyers and Judge Aware but disabled paying client . Then waive clients ERISA right fraud?

Cheryl Powell
Cheryl Powell
answered on Nov 4, 2023

Please elaborate. Is this in a divorce case? Client receiving Ssd or ssi? What are you alleging as fraud?

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Immigration Law for Illinois on
Q: Can an undocumented person get deported for accidental theft of a small $300 item at Walmart self checkout?
John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Sep 15, 2023

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.

An accidental taking of property--for...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Estate Planning, Banking and Federal Crimes for Illinois on
Q: Someone forged my signature in order to collect a TOD account that I was beneficiary to. Bank did not obtain proper I.D.
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answered on May 25, 2023

You may have a claim against the bank for failing to properly ID the person withdrawing the assets. I recommend speaking with a lawyer to discuss your options.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Libel & Slander for Illinois on
Q: is it true that one can be convicted of a crime if 3 people or informants claim the same story against you.
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answered on Mar 4, 2023

No, the mere fact that three people or informants claim the same story against you does not guarantee a criminal conviction. In order to be convicted of a crime, the prosecution must prove all the elements of the offense beyond a reasonable doubt. This means that the prosecution must present... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Domestic Violence and Federal Crimes for Illinois on
Q: I got a car n put n kids name n umdrive under her cuz I'm revoked. I paid 4 this car n she got mad at me n reported it s

Stolen. Im disabled n won't survive prison. She also put a op on me. She's extorting me I was told n is becoming extremely ruthless she even admits the car is mine n had til Jan 5 to get it out of her nane

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko
answered on Dec 14, 2022

You clearly need an attorney to handle your criminal cases, especially given the circumstances, as you stated yourself you are facing with a possibility of imprisonment.

Also, it you cannot afford an attorney ask the judge to appoint a Public Defender to represent you at no charge if...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Criminal Law, Civil Litigation and Federal Crimes for Illinois on
Q: I would like to file a civil lawsuit against someone for money that was borrowed, fraud, and emotional distress.

I am from Illinois but the individual has moved to New York. The amount is over $10,000. I am currently in litigation with this person for a different matter. If I file a civil suit, would I be able to serve him during our upcoming family court hearing (it's via Zoom)? We both have attorneys.... View More

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko
answered on Aug 9, 2022

You are represented by a licensed counsel and it would be improper to suggest any course of action remotely without any case familiarity or case review by anyone.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Illinois on
Q: How long would a 14 year old go to jail for murder?
Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko
answered on Aug 8, 2022

Impossible to answer as any murder case is unique and varies greatly by details and circumstances. The best person to ask would be the counsel of record.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Family Law and Personal Injury for Illinois on
Q: I live in central llinois, are there any laws regarding desecration/disrespect to a deceased ones ashes by other person

I was involved in a domestic violence dispute. My child's father had broke open the container of my(at the time) recently deceased dad's ashes, who had been dead less than 2 weeks, only having his ashes not even 48 hours.

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
answered on Mar 22, 2022

Your rights are stated in 755 ILCS 65/1, et seq. Please read to gain a better understanding of your rights.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Federal Crimes for Illinois on
Q: Do people in stolen vehicles get 4th amendment rights? Does it matter if they know that the vehicle is stolen?
William Wolf
William Wolf
answered on Mar 20, 2022

People have 4th Amendment rights to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures. The question here, is whether the search or seizure was reasonable.

There isn't enough information to answer the question. You need to see an experienced criminal defense lawyer to answer whether...
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Q: If a person falsely claims they are an FBI agent in text & wants me to call them, can I record them without permission?

A person has texted me claiming to be an FBI agent from Wilmington, DE. He wants me to call him. Can I record the conversation without his permission to get audio evidence of the crime he already committed in text? Also, which law would be applied if I did and it was illegal...Illinois' or... View More

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko
answered on Dec 22, 2021

Illinois is a two party consent state, so you may not record a party without their consent, however, you could promptly contact the police and show the incriminating texts for an investigation.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Military Law for Illinois on
Q: my and my roomate was served a search warrent and charged together,roomamte took all charges ,shouldnt mine be dismissed

i was jailed when i did not answer the questions being asked while detained,and i did not see the warrant til i was bonded out 10 days later,also wasnt given a copy of the seisure list of items they took as evidence from my home,mine and mine alone is the only name on the lease and i wasnt home... View More

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko
answered on Dec 4, 2021

Thank you for your excellent description of the origins of the pending criminal case. Even if you feel your criminal charges against you should be dismissed, that could be done only during a court hearing or by the assigned local prosecutor. Also, as you may know by now, the criminal case of that... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Federal Crimes for Illinois on
Q: Can someone be charged and held in prison under an alias name?

My father was a teenager when he was charged of committing murder in the 90’s. He is under a different name. When you search him , they have his birthday and a alias name.

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko
answered on Nov 15, 2021

Yes, criminal charges are possible when the law-enforcement does not know the actual, legal, or true name of the suspect, so, the charges may be filed under any name available or given to the authorities. As in the case with your family member you could see that could happen.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Illinois on
Q: How can I fight not going to jail. After the fbi/police charge me with robbing an atm in illinois and they have pictures
Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko
answered on Oct 23, 2021

First things first, it is not legally possible to "rob" an ATM. Robbing could only involve depraving a human being of any things of value or property. Thus, a possible crime would be criminal trespass, criminal damage to bank's property, aggravated theft with use of tools and theft... View More

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Q: Can home invasion charges be dropped by the victim in Illinois
William Wolf
William Wolf
answered on Oct 24, 2021

Cases are not brought by victims of crime.

Cases are also not dropped by victims of crime.

They are brought by prosecutor offices. In Cook County, for example, almost all State prosecutions are brought by the Cook County State's Attorney's Office.

What to do...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Personal Injury for Illinois on
Q: Can I file a personal suit after being the victim of a felony assault?

I was the victim of a felony assault in 2019. The case just came to an end today with the state successfully getting a guilty please. I will receive restitution for damages received (I have lasting damage to my vision in my left eye, restitution only covers vision therapy receipts up to last year,... View More

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko
answered on Sep 28, 2021

You most definitely may initiate a civil action for additional lasting damages against the convicted person based on your description. I believe you have requisites merits to initiate such suit for damages, however, the difficulty will lie in the following: even if you file and obtain a judgment... View More

Q: Bout identity theft. Ant inheritance

My gmaw passed away an I was post to get one fifth of the inheritance. I was in prison. Now they say that it all got stolen an there is nothing I can do. I no my mom got my gmaw van n lost it n my sis got a few things I never received anything. They haven't ss# n all my info I think they might... View More

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Kevin E. Flynn
answered on Aug 4, 2021

I am so sorry that this happened to you. Your question went out to attorneys that file patents for inventions. There is not a category for paRents which is what you may have been trying to hit. You may want to add Family Law to the category set.

You may want to contact Legal Aid near...
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