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Q: I'm on conditional recharge months year later arrested for driving on revoked licence

Juan Ooink answered on Aug 21, 2019

Since you are currently serving a sentence, Conditional Discharge, and part of that sentence if for you to not violate any laws, driving on revoked license will be considered a violation of your Conditional Discharge. Since you violated your sentence be picking on a driving on revoked, the... Read more »

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Q: Yes I got a less than 10gram ticket in Missouri for pot, called to see how much the ticket was and they said I had an

Another ticket of drug paraphernalia which I didn’t not receive from the office or either was mailed is that possible

Juan Ooink answered on Aug 16, 2019

You need to discuss your pending matter with an attorney licensed in Missouri. The sooner you do this the better.

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Q: In '03, a 19 y.o WI res. traveled to IL (not for the purpose of the following)., then French kissed two minors, both bei

being about 15 y.o. Which law governs, IL only, or does WI law govern the 19 y.o. as well?

James G. Dimeas answered on Aug 15, 2019

Generally speaking, the laws of the state in which a crime was committed will apply.

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Q: How long does a country have until they can take all the bond money from someone that has had a bench warrant placed

James G. Dimeas answered on Aug 15, 2019

I assume you mean County. The Bond money will be forfeited when a Judgment is entered. This usually happens about 30 days after the warrant is issued and the Judge enters an order forfeiting your Bond.

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Q: Wat does petition to increase bond maen???

I have court in the morning and on judici it says petition for increase

amount of bond, motion to be heard

Juan Ooink answered on Aug 12, 2019

It means just what it says. The prosecutor filed a motion to increase or modify your bond, so you should be prepared to address it when you are in court. You should notify your attorney right away. If you have not hired an attorney yet, you should do so right away.

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Q: Can I call the judge who is reviewing a case and have them remove my letter of character?

William Wolf answered on Aug 11, 2019

No. You may not contact the judge. It is extremely inappropriate.

If you're the one accused and you are asking to have someone's letter on your behalf not be considered by the judge, you're going to have to talk to your attorney about it. If you're representing yourself, stop what you're...
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Q: Will the judge change my charge from a misdemeanor to a felony for not accepting the plea deal?

I got a DUI a couple months back, and the judge gave me a plea deal which would make my charge a misdemeanor. Whenever I got the DUI, I didn’t have my license at the time. I did not know that I had to have a clean drug test to the court before a month in advanced, and there was still marijuana in... Read more »

Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Aug 8, 2019

The judge does not make charging decisions or downgrade or upgrade charges. That is up to the prosecutor. Since it sounds like you violated the terms of the plea, all bets are off. They can if they wish upgrade it but are not required to do so. You should find a private lawyer or if you cannot... Read more »

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Q: My wife hit my cusion but I took the blame and she feels bad and wants to take since she done it

How would it get dropped off on to her? How does that work

Gary Kollin answered on Aug 7, 2019

Before i answer what is a cusion?

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Q: I was charged with arm criminal action an a B felony and 2 were released and the other one they want to charge with

Attempted murder. What can I do I was just and occupant in the vehicle. I’m 17 the other guy is 16 about to be 17

Juan Ooink answered on Aug 6, 2019

You need to hire an attorney. The sooner you hire an attorney, the better.

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Q: My employer (a DVM) has done some illegal things. If I quit because I’m uncomfortable, could I get unemployment?

Illegal things include allowing unlicensed people to do surgery and taking clinic medications for his personal use (schedule II drugs, i.e. Codeine)

S. Janaan Hashim answered on Aug 3, 2019

Unemployment comes when you are fired, not when you leave. Good luck.

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Q: If someone goes to jail and is proven innocent, does the accusation get erased from their record?

S. Janaan Hashim answered on Aug 3, 2019

No, the accusation does not get erased from their record. Their arrest record remains in public view and a matter of public record until the person arrested takes steps to have their record expunged. Good luck.

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Q: How am I able to find recollection of complaints or district on several officers?

I have a brother incarcerated and trying to fight his case...he got shot by an officer on that night in the leg thru the back. he needs information that can help him out. This case happened in 2005. Someone mentioned www.chicagocopa.org, would like to know where to find something that will help in... Read more »

S. Janaan Hashim answered on Aug 3, 2019

Chicagocopa.org may have information on the officer if the officer was subject to a complaint. Good luck.

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Q: my 16-year-old got detained For matching Description of a call-in saying she was trying to break into cars

What Can I do about her citations for disorderly conduct and unlawful consumption of Alcohol. By the time I got to the Police Station she had admitted to drinking Her and the officer Had cussed each other out And I was so mad about her drinking and her being disrespectfuI didn’t realize What was... Read more »

S. Janaan Hashim answered on Aug 3, 2019

The best thing to do is to either hire an attorney or to use the PD if you cannot hire an attorney. The attorney will do his/her best to get the charges dropped. Good luck.

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Q: Is it possible to help a busy lawyer with details And evidence within a specific case? Working as an intern or what not.

William Wolf answered on Aug 2, 2019

I am not sure I understand your question.

Can a lawyer hire you to do work on a case that does not involve the practice of law, such as typing, bookkeeping, reading a case file and summarizing it? Sure.

You are bound by the same rules of confidentiality as the lawyer is if you're...
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Q: Is it possible for a member of society to read a criminal indictment against the accused defense? If so how ?

Juan Ooink answered on Aug 1, 2019

Not really sure what you are asking here. Adult criminal matters are all a matter of public law, so anyone can review the file on any adult defendant unless the case has been sealed or expunged.

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Q: What should I expect for my sentencing and would a pro bono lawyer have any impact?

Hello, I have a court date for 4 misdemeanors from one night. First, Criminal Damage to Property, where i shattered a small residential window home. Second, Tampering with motor vehicle where I attempted to punch a car window but no damage was done. And the 3rd and 4th being resisting a peace... Read more »

William Wolf answered on Jul 27, 2019

Does having a lawyer make a difference? Yes. Absolutely.

You should not be representing yourself under any circumstances.

Many criminal defense lawyers offer free consultations so your problem can be assessed and a fee can be quoted.

If you are truly indigent, you qualify...
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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 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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Q: What does vacate previous order entered today’s date granting states motion to Nolle pros a file mean ?

Following up it also says order vacate previous order

William Wolf answered on Jul 22, 2019

I would want to see the court records before giving a final opinion. By court records, I mean the records from the actual court file. You don't indicate from what you are reading from. Computer entries on the internet from the jail or the clerk's office are not a substitute for the actual court... Read more »

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Q: Do I have any grounds to get my case dismissed?

On November 13. 2018 I was involved in a domestic situation. The police were called and I made my report. The next day (November 14 2018) I went and got a order of protection that was granted. That same day the other party involved went and made a report on me and had a friend that sat In the car... Read more »

Juan Ooink answered on Jul 15, 2019

You need to discuss this with your attorney. Your attorney is the only one with all of the needed information in order to address your concerns. If you have not hired an attorney yet, you should do so right away.

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Q: My wife made up fabricated allegations about domestic battery which led to me being arrested. What do I do now?

The fabricated allegations towards me were made by my wife so she could start a divorce and ensure that she would get 100% custody with our children.

Juan Ooink answered on Jul 15, 2019

First, you need to hire a criminal defense attorney to assist you with the pending Dom. Battery matter. The sooner you hire an attorney the better. Second, you also need to hire a family law attorney to assist you with the divorce matter.

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