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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Rights for Illinois on
Q: I'm trying to do my own court case, pro se, can I use actual quoted information from this website, if so, how do I ?
Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 9, 2019

A judge would nit care what an attorney wrote here.

Legal arguments require a lot more than an "I can do it" belief

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Illinois on
Q: did i ask for a work to be done or did i just ask a question

obviously if i wanted "dollar store" work i would've came to you personally ..either answer the question or don't..have a nice day gayry..oops Gary

William Wolf
William Wolf answered on Oct 1, 2019

I know you may not realize it, but you're asking for free work to be done.

Asking a lawyer what he or she thinks is asking the lawyer to provide work. Most of our work, before one of us may open our mouths in a courtroom, or in writing on an appeal..... is thinking through the problem at...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Illinois on
Q: "educated" excuse for lack of knowledge because punctuation makes you dyslexic to answering a question..you're a joke

dont believe i specifically asked anybody named gary to do anything for me free so gary can go be irrelevant somewhere else..thank you

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 1, 2019

What? Have to pay a lawyer for the work they do? On a criminal case at that? Say its no so!

THAT stated, JUSTIA is noT a dollar store version of lawyering where you get lawyers to provide actual reliable legal advice on the cheap so you don't have to pay an actual lawyer to handle...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Illinois on
Q: you didn't answer my question because you obviously dont understand the question..

if you read my last question thoroughly then read this question thoroughly then you would understand my question..other than that you dont have to answer if its too hard to understand instead of complaining because im trying to find answers and you dont have them or just one of those who help this... Read more »

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 1, 2019

If you would have the courtesy to write in complete sentences beginning with capital letters and ending in punctuation marks, it might assist in understanding your inquiry.

perhaps paragraphs could also help.

If you choose to use your self created punctuation that is your choice....
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Illinois on
Q: i wasn't charged with crime i was arrested for but charged with other offences..is that legal.?

arrested for failure to identify/ obstruction of identification for not giving my name but wasnt charged with it

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Oct 1, 2019

Please stop asking the same question over and over. I have already answered your same question a number of times. If the Police ask you your name and you either refuse to give them your name or give a false name, you can and will be charged with obstruction. You have been charged with an offense,... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Illinois on
Q: can i be arrested for failure to identify/ obstruction of identification for not giving my name but not charged with it?

i was charged with evidence found but not why i was arrested

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Oct 1, 2019

What? Your question is confusing. If the Police ask you to identify yourself and you refuse to do so or give a false name, you absolutely can and will be charged with Obstruction. If you have been charged with any offense, you need to hire a criminal defense attorney right away. The sooner you hire... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Child Custody and Civil Rights for Illinois on
Q: In Illinois if you are under investigation and have not been found guilty of any crimes , can you refuse a CPS drug tes
Cheryl Powell
Cheryl Powell answered on Oct 1, 2019

You can refuse anything you like. Then it is considered a failed test by the court system. As such, there is a possibility that you could lose your children.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Illinois on
Q: how is that i have can be charged with obstruction for not identifying myself if im not suspected of a crime?
Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Sep 24, 2019

What? If a Police Officer asks you what your name is, you have to give them your name or you could be charged with Obstruction at a minimum. If you have been charged with an offense, you need to hire an attorney right away.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: I told my grandmother to call the police for me because my gf wouldnt leave so i left instead, probable cause for arrest

i refused to identify myself being that i didnt do anything wrong but was thrown to the ground an searched without notice

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Sep 23, 2019

You have already asked the same question and I have already responded to that same question. You must identify yourself if asked by a Police Officer. If you fail to do so or give a false name, you will be charged with Obstruction at the very least.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: if my description is given to the police without having committed a crime do i have to talk/identify myself to police?
Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Sep 23, 2019

If a Police Officer asks you what your name is, you have to tell them your actual name. If you give them a false name or refuse to tell them your name, you could be charged with Obstruction, which is a Misdemeanor offense.

4 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Personal Injury for Illinois on
Q: Civil Case Against UBER Techs, Rasier LLC and the Drivers Negligence caused my accident in Illinois. To my Son and I.

December 24th, 2017 @ 7:03 the driver sped thru the intersection failing to stop at all and with speed. I drove through my intersection w/ no stop sign and I t-boned the driver with passenger through the UBER app. Driver was driving with 2 moving violations of speeding over 15 mph within that year... Read more »

Robert D. Kreisman
Robert D. Kreisman answered on Sep 11, 2019

Your case should be postured to file suit soon based on your fact description. I would urge you to hire an experienced attorney if you haven't done so already. The "Driver's" traffic violation records may not come in as evidence necessarily and will likely be challenged as to relevancy. There... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Communications Law, Internet Law, Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Illinois on
Q: Can my girlfriend use my last name on social media

My gf n i broke up she has my washer dryer and freezer i messaged her to ask when i could come by and get them no answer so i tried instagram and found out she is using my last name and now claiming im harassing her when she never told me to stop nor did she just block me but i told her i would be... Read more »

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Sep 11, 2019

Amicable?

adjective

(of relations between people) having a spirit of friendliness; without serious disagreement or rancor.

"there will be an amicable settlement of the dispute"

synonyms: friendly, good-natured, cordial, civil, courteous, polite, easy, easygoing,...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Illinois on
Q: IF I BELIEVE THAT SOME CPD OFFICERS ARE ACTING DISCRIMINATORY . WHAT SHOULD I DO

IVE FILED COMPLAINT AND HAVE FOUND A HISTORY. PLUS I HAVE A COMMUNITY OF WITNESSES

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Aug 14, 2019

Typing in all capital letters is considered shouting and offensive

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Illinois on
Q: I carry a buck knife blade length 6 inches. I conceal it. Is this legal? As long as not on state property?
William Wolf
William Wolf answered on Jul 27, 2019

I suppose the answer to this question depends on why you're possessing the knife. Possession of such a knife could lead to your arrest.

Illinois law forbids the possession of knives in its unlawful use of weapons statute in two subsections:

The first is that is illegal is "any...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Civil Rights for Illinois on
Q: I'm now adult felon I won a civil settlement as a child with a guardian am I able to receive Daley center case records.

I was as a child in a hit and run accident which at the time I had a relative as a guardian this now I'm an adult yet being with my guardian and I having us both going to the Daley center in Chicago Illinois for this civil settlement lawsuit we had won moreover I'm now independent as an adult with... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 19, 2019

If you are now an adult convictions would not affect your ability to benefit from the settlement or get your records. I'm not understanding the issue in the last sentence.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Illinois on
Q: I asked for a reasonable accommodation for a disability at work, was denied and later reprimanded is that discrimination

A new requirement was added to my responsibilities, I asked for an accommodation for my disability, was told no, and if I couldn’t complete it without an accommodation it would effect my employment... asked again 6 months later, was told no again and that “I just didn’t want to do it” and... Read more »

James G. Ahlberg
James G. Ahlberg answered on May 10, 2019

There is no way to answer your question effectively without an appointment (typically several hours long) reviewing the facts and any documents you can supply, investigating the medical condition that causes you to seek reasonable accommodation, etc.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Illinois on
Q: Where my fourth amendment Right Violated?

I get pulled over for no front plate officer approaches window do you have you drivers licence and insurance. My answer no I don't I left it at home and insurance is on my phone but I have my ID. Officer aggressive starts looking through the drivers side with his flash light. Then proceeds to ask... Read more »

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Apr 25, 2019

Have you been charged with a crime? If so, you need to hire an attorney to assist you right away. The sooner you hire an attorney the better. If you have not been charged with a crime, there is not much you can do at this point.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Construction Law, Land Use & Zoning and Real Estate Law for Illinois on
Q: are electricity bill is $629.00 and our house is still freezing and the land Lord is a jerk no ceiling in the bathroom

and you can see light through the roof do we have any options my husband is on ssd

Steve McCann
Steve McCann answered on Jan 14, 2019

You are likely entitled to a remedy, but the best course of action is dependent on specific facts that are not provided here, such as the location of the apartment, and whether or not it is subject to the RLTO.

In any event, I recommend organizing everything in your possession relevant to...
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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: If a cop lies on a police report to cover his excessive force up, can that lie ultimately get the charges dismissed?

The cop lied saying I tried to get back in my vehicle and that then he tased me. Really he walked me out in the field and beat the crap out of me and tased me out there. Four months later I get a warrant for drug possession, resisting, and obstruction. Grounds for dismissal?

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Dec 6, 2018

This is something for you to discuss with your attorney. Your attorney will have all of the needed information in order to answer this question. If you have not hired an attorney yet, you should do so right away. The sooner you hire an attorney the sooner that attorney can start working on the... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Civil Rights and Native American Law for Illinois on
Q: Could I sue someone for using a logo that's part of my religion

Logo is demeaning to my Race. A misuse of it's sole purpose and descrimnates my heritage and culture as a Native American

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 21, 2018

You can sue for anything. Whether it will be a viable suit or have any legal merit is another thing.

Sounds like you want to sue the Washington Redskins. Read (google) all the articles. Do you think there is a reason no one else is suing?

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