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Q: I live in Illinois, I am a felon with violent charges. I’m curious if I can conceal carry an air gun. It it able to

Fire the following projectiles. Rubber balls, paintballs, and pepper balls. It shoots below 400 FPS via a normal .12 co2 cartridge. It is modeled after the Walther PPQ and is an exact replica. It cannot be modified. The distributor is Umarex and the manufacturer is T4E. The pepper balls do not... Read more »

John S. Fotopoulos
John S. Fotopoulos answered on Apr 8, 2020

I would not advise that.

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Q: Someone drove by my home and shot a pistol into my living room. I dont think its being handled properly.

Last fall , a teenager got drunk at a party in our town. He drove his car past my house at 5am and shot his pistol thru my window while myself, my 2 yr old, and my fiance were asleep. He was arrested and bonded out. He now has another similar case in another county. We had to move, I owe my... Read more »

Sheila Crumley Field
Sheila Crumley Field answered on Apr 7, 2020

No, you are the victim and are represented by the District Attorney’s Office. Contact them and tell them what your wishes are. Title 15 of the Code of Alabama is dedicated to victims of crimes. You have a right to be present and heard at all proceedings involving your case.

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Q: I am wanting to get a handgun permit I have a felony 25years ago it is sealed would that deny me
William Wolf
William Wolf answered on Apr 7, 2020

Yes. You are still a convicted felon in the eyes of the State of Illinois.

Sealing means that the records have been hidden from public view, not that the records no longer exist.

The only way to legally be able to acquire a handgun in the State of Illinois will be if the Governor...
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Q: Can I be charged with the crime of sexual assault if there is a false confession on Facebook messenger?

My ex alleged I committed sexual assault against her over a year after she said it happened. She deleted five years worth of Facebook messenger conversations between her and I on my phone, maybe hers as well. In three screenshots (not whole conversations) I seemingly falsely confess to it, along... Read more »

James G. Dimeas
James G. Dimeas answered on Apr 5, 2020

The bottom line is that if the prosecutor reviews all of the evidence and besides that they can prove you guilty of a crime in court, they may charge you with whatever they think they can prove in court. This is a decision that will be made by the prosecutor. I would recommend that if you are... Read more »

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Q: Can my friend get in trouble?

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Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Apr 3, 2020

Your friend needs to hire a criminal defense attorney before he does anything else. The sooner he does this, the better.

4 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: I have a police department calling looking for me. Scared to call back

Looking for a lawyer who will be able to contact them back

James G. Dimeas
James G. Dimeas answered on Mar 26, 2020

If you speak to the police, whether it's on the phone or in person, make sure you let them know that you will not answer any questions unless they get you a lawyer and do not change your mind for any reason. In the meantime you should consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney so you can... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, Government Contracts and Juvenile Law for Illinois on
Q: I got pulled over after getting caught stealing from a gas station and that day was my last day of court supervision

I was just wondering is that going to go against it because by then I will have my court date in a few weeks away I would also like to add I’m a minor and was under the influence and they breathalyzer but they just let me go and said they send the tickets in the mail I’ve dealt with cops a lot... Read more »

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Mar 23, 2020

Your Court Supervision should be fine, but you really need to have your parents hire a criminal defense attorney for you in order to assist you with these new charges. The sooner an attorney is hired, the better.

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Q: How do I get my firearm rights back

I have aggravated battery but nothing happened to the person. It was filed in 2008.

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Mar 23, 2020

You need to hire an attorney that handles these types of matter to assist you with this. The sooner you do this the better.

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Q: My husband is being sent to Wisconsin on a charge from 2001 943.23(3). It was already resolved and because they updated

Their electronic filing system it's now showing active. He served time in DOC 2009 for a separate charge and this was to be included. What can we do

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Mar 21, 2020

You need to hire an attorney in Wisconsin right away. The sooner you do this, the better.

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Q: Can a teen be arrested for leaking another teens nudes
Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Mar 17, 2020

Yes, do not do this. It could lead to registration as a sex offender and possible felony conviction.

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Q: Is it a good lawsuit if you dont get credited for time served in county and they make you serve time again in prison?

I've had numerous documentation sent to the records department at the prison and everything they receive, they say they cannot use, so I'm running out of options, and was wondering if we just give up, and allow them make him serve his days (88 days) over again, will that be a lawsuit or is it kind... Read more »

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Mar 16, 2020

You need to contact his attorney and that attorney will have to bring this matter before the Judge that handled the case. The sooner you do this, the better.

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Q: If you file for speedy trial and later except an offer does your time stop or continue until settlement.

The judge refused states attorneys agreement by this time it was past 120 days

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Mar 5, 2020

This is something you need to discuss with your attorney. Your questions tells me that you have an attorney. These types of questions is why you have an attorney. Your attorney has all of the needed information in order to answer this question.

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Q: My girlfriend got arrested 15 days ago she was placed on a 15 day hold which is over and the court haas set a bond but

But when I call to see if she had a bond there is no bond still

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Mar 4, 2020

Your girlfriend needs an attorney. The sooner you hire a criminal defense attorney for her, the better. That attorney will be able to figure out what is going on regarding her bond and her pending matter.

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Q: What is the sentencing for child sexual assault
Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Feb 27, 2020

This is something you need to discuss with your attorney. Your attorney has the needed information in order to answer this question. If you have not hired an attorney yet, you need to do so right away.

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Q: My son was arrested on 3 charges on June. 5 2018 his lawyer filed a speedy trial motion. On 8/20/18 an agreement to drop

They agreed to dropping 2 charges and pleading guilty to one and getting probation. This extended beyond 120 days and then judge cancels agreement. Shouldn’t the speedy trial motion still have been in effect.

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Feb 25, 2020

You need to discuss this with his attorney. That is why he has an attorney. No one here has the needed information to answer this question, only his attorney has that information.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Got caught speeding 50 in a 25.

Should I just plead guilty? I'm so scared. I've never been in this much trouble before.

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Feb 22, 2020

Luckily 25 mph over the limit is still a petty offense (non-criminal), while 26+ mph is a misdemeanor. You may be eligible for court supervision to keep this offense off of your record. Depending on your age, it may require completion of traffic school.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Illinois on
Q: If Your on FaceBook Arguing With Someone You Dont Know and Then They Die Can You Be Charged For It?

Even if theres no proof other then arguments online no weapon no witnesses nothing to place u at the crime.?

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Feb 19, 2020

At the very least you could be questioned. If you are questioned, you really should have an attorney by your side.

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Q: My cell phone was lost/ stolen while being arrested can I sue the police department for negligence?

The police arrested me without telling me that I was going to be arrested, and I couldn't put my cell phone away and I believe at the scene of my arrest my cell phone was stolen/lost. After I was boned out my cell phone wasnt returned to me. Can I sue the police or will they replace or write me a... Read more »

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Feb 18, 2020

You could always try and file a law suit against the police, but these types of law suits are rarely successful.

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Q: I was a victim of fraud in san Juan Puerta Rico but I live in Chicago how can I sue for the money she took
Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Feb 18, 2020

You will likely have to hire an attorney in San Juan Puerta Rico. The sooner you do this, the better.

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Q: What do I do if I’m accused of a theft because I was in the room but I was working and they say my dna was found?

I’m a CNA an officer called me a week ago saying I was accused because the woman said I was the last person seen in the residents room the officer said that they were doing a dna swab on the bag and dna cells from my wrist were found but i never stole anything the only thing i can remember is... Read more »

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Feb 18, 2020

You need to hire a criminal defense attorney right away. DO NOT speak to the police without an by your side. The sooner you hire an attorney, the better.

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