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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: In court can they check the status of your insurance even if you present them with proof of Insurnace documents ?
Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Dec 7, 2019

If the prosecutor suspects the proof of insurance is fraudulent or invalid, they can call to verify that it is legitimate.

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: If a case was dismissed either with or without prejudice in criminal court, can the defendant still be pursued in civil?

The defendant was given 30 hrs of independent community service and 2 months of no contact with myself the plaintiff. I was told the case was dismissed, however I don’t know if it was with or without prejudice. I am now suing the defendant in civil court and want to make sure I can go forward... Read more »

James G. Dimeas
James G. Dimeas answered on Dec 4, 2019

Just because a criminal case was dismissed in criminal Court does not mean that you cannot pursue legal action in a civil Court. So you should have no problem going forward with a civil lawsuit.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Identity Theft for Illinois on
Q: How can I have a parolee removed from my home?

Parolee is a family member who has /is not complying with conditions of parole and has engaged in criminal activity.

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Dec 3, 2019

You will have to proceed with an eviction. You may wan to consult an attorney that handles landlord/tenant matters.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: What happens if a defendant is not arraigned after 18 days in custody
Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Dec 2, 2019

Someone needs to hire a criminal defense attorney for the Defendant right away. The sooner an attorney is hired, the better.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: Arrested for driving on revoked search incident to arrest turned up drugs filed motion to suppress stop judge says

because I failed to stop at stop sign which was seen in video is enough even though I was not sited for it

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Nov 27, 2019

Failure to stop at stop sign would give a police officer probable cause to pull you over. Regardless, officers can run license plates at any point and do not need a reason to do so. I am going to guess that you have an attorney and really should be discussing this with that attorney. If you do not... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: Can I file a motion to dismiss my right for a speedy trial?
Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Nov 26, 2019

What? Why would you want to dismiss your right to a speedy trial? If you have been charged with an offense, you need to hire a criminal defense attorney right away. The sooner you hire an attorney, the better.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: Can any lawyer help me with getting a bond lifted and take a payment plan from me? My bond is 1000$
Brian Morgan
Brian Morgan answered on Nov 26, 2019

The easy answer is yes but that can mean you go back into jail which I am sure what you do not want. In some places, a Judge will allow a bond to be turned over to an attorney prior to the case being completed. It is a case by case basis and not all judges will allow it. If you owe any money to... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: Someone I know got charged w/ forgery for writing a fake prescription. They plan to plead guilty what is the punishment

They were also charged with possession of a controlled substance. The doctors signature was forged and it was wrote for a friend not herself. Her charges were forgery/make/alter document, obtaining substance by fraud/1st and possession of a controlled substance.

Brian Morgan
Brian Morgan answered on Nov 18, 2019

There are different ways to charge a crime. No idea what the possible punishments were without the charging document

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: If I get one charge, can I get another charge over the same situation a month later?

My friend was under the influence of marijuana when he got in a car wreck a month ago. The cops charged him with a “lane violation” and took him to the hospital for blood tests. It’s been a month later, can they turn around and charge him with a DUI of marijuana?

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Nov 18, 2019

Absolutely, this happens all of the time. They wait for the results of the blood test and then if it comes back positive, new charges are filed. Your friend needs to hire a criminal defense attorney right away. The sooner an attorney is hired, the better.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Illinois on
Q: what are the consequences for a 15 yr old who is being charged with unlawful videotaping another person? In Illinois
Brian Morgan
Brian Morgan answered on Nov 13, 2019

In any juvenile case, you can be placed on Continuance under supervision, which is like Court Supervision in adult court, to being placed in the Juvenile Department of Corrections. Factors that typically go in to the decision of punishment are severity of the crime and the Minor's prior criminal... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Illinois on
Q: In Illinois can a 16 year old minor be used by law enforcement as a confidential informant to carry out controlled buys

N/A

Brian Morgan
Brian Morgan answered on Nov 13, 2019

Can and should are two different things. All confidential informants are suspect based on the sole proposition that their identity is being concealed from not only the general public, but the people in which they are engaging in illegal activities with. Often times these informants have biases or... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: How much money can I get from the below situation?

Let's say a teacher shone a laser pointer in my eye to get my attention and I went fully blind.

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Nov 13, 2019

You need to discuss this with a Civil Attorney right away. Do not hesitate, contact a Civil Attorney right away.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: Hello, how do I file a motion to request a chief judge to review my case when the presiding judge is prejudice?
Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Nov 12, 2019

Not really sure what you mean by review your case or what type of case you are referring to. You really should hire an attorney to assist you with any pending legal matter. The sooner you hire an attorney, the better.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Illinois on
Q: I am being charged with 2 class A felonies I am a minor ? I am being charged with theft of utility services

What could happen to me ? Is it possible to get these lowered or dropped ?

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Nov 12, 2019

You could be sentenced to the Juvenile Detention Center. There is always a possibility of charges being reduced but you will want your parents to hire a criminal defense attorney to assist you with these matters. The sooner your parents hire an attorney, the better.

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: During my first appearance on felony drug possession charges i was denied a court appointed attorney. Can i ask again?
Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Nov 12, 2019

There is an old adage: There is no harm in asking.

Have you shopped for one to determine if you can afford the fees?

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Civil Rights and Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: In preparing to bring civil action for an auto accident I have been able to show the police falsified a report

One witness accused by one driver causing him to back into my son, was released without statement the Driver information exchange was missing the offending driver info on my sons copy. I hired an independent collision expert who determined it was impossible for the accident to happen the way it... Read more »

Michael J. Morse
Michael J. Morse answered on Nov 4, 2019

Speak to your attorney handling the auto case. Sounds like if you show your evidence you can get the report changed or at least show there is a question of fact regarding the veracity of the report. You should also try and make an addendum to the original report. Good luck!

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: Hello my boyfriend is arrested in Illinois and when they arrested him they put his birthdate is 11/14/2000 what can he

He is facing criminal felony charges but they have in under the wrong date of birth he was wondering can he get the case dismissed

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Nov 3, 2019

Nice fantasy

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: I am currently on probation for retail theft and now I am being accused of residential theft and have probation meeting

I had nothing to do with the theft I feel they are singling me out because of my record and now have filed a complaint

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Nov 2, 2019

You need to hire a criminal defense attorney right away. DO NOT speak to anyone without your attorney.

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Illinois on
Q: Unlawful arrest illegal search and seziure

I had a friend whom had charges filed on him by a mad ex girlfriend he had come and stayed in my home a few times. Police came and arrestwd me on a misdemeanor traffic warrant and hour later returned to arrest him,he volunteered to give up and walked out to themlocking soor behind him,the ploice... Read more »

James G. Dimeas
James G. Dimeas answered on Oct 31, 2019

It's entirely possible that the search of the house was illegal. As a general rule, the police must have a warrant to conduct a search of a residence but there are many exceptions. You should consult with an experienced criminal defense lawyer who can review the evidence to determine whether a... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Illinois on
Q: I was charged with a aggravated domestic battery and a domestic battery as well as other charges at the same time

My wife I told the officers that she did not want to press charges and that I need to get my head checked out because I have fail I hit my head against a plaster concrete wall come to find out I had a concussion with a mask off fracture to the right side of my head

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Oct 18, 2019

Not sure what your question is but since you have been charged with an offense, you need to hire a criminal defense attorney right away. The sooner you hire an attorney, the better.

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