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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Charge changed from minor traffic offense to misdemeanor? ILLINOIS

A few weeks ago, I was pulled over for speeding. The officer claims I was going 26 over the speed limit on a highway, though my car physically can’t go that fast. HOWEVER he wrote the ticket for a 15-20 over infraction, no court appearance required.

I went to pay my ticket online and... Read more »

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Nov 29, 2020

We’ve seen these mistakes made by officers more than a handful of times. There is a mandatory court appearance for speeding 26+ in Illinois as the offense is a Class B misdemeanor. You should contact an attorney who practices in the courthouse where your cases is assigned to discuss your options... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Animal / Dog Law for Illinois on
Q: If someone agreed to watch my dogs and then gave my dogs away could I sue them?

We paid a friend to watch our dogs while we left to go to Maryland for the holidays ,but after we left he told us he got his dog from some lady who left it outside in the cold,and now he's not responding to our text or calls

Kristina M. Bergsten
Kristina M. Bergsten answered on Nov 27, 2020

Yes you can sue. You might also be able to report these people to animal control for animal cruelty.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Animal / Dog Law and Civil Rights for Illinois on
Q: I paid $100 for a cat, now the old owner wants it back. She has even called the cops to my place, what should I do?

Found an add on Craigslist for a cat, the person contacted me and we met up she gave us the cat than we gave her $100 for the cat. She was also abusing the cat and force feeding it with a turkey baster, I doubt it has every been to the vet with all the isssues she has and we have put over $200+... Read more »

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Nov 25, 2020

If you have a receipt, show that receipt to the police and tell them that the cat is yours. If you do not have a receipt, hopefully there was an independent witness with you when you purchased the cat. If so, have that witness speak to the police and tell them that you purchased the cat. If not,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: If Issued a fta while incarcerated in a different county will it be dropped when you appear before a judge?
Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Nov 19, 2020

It is likely the failure to appear was accompanied by a warrant. The bigger issue is the warrant. This is something you should be discussing with your attorney. Only your attorney will have to the needed information in order to address this concern. If you have not hired an attorney yet, you need... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: I was driving in city A in county A when I was pulled over by a city cop of city b from county b can he give me spd tix

Can he give me a speeding ticket being a different county and city separated by 6 miles and no intertwine roads?

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Nov 16, 2020

This is something you need to have an attorney review. The sooner you hire an attorney, the better.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Illinois on
Q: I have proof of and paper documentation of all of my rights have been broken!

I have proof! I've been shut down no one will help there is plenty of paperwork and documentation. My child has been stolen. And these people falsified information and documented that these allegations were true, without investigating! Please help us!!!!

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Nov 12, 2020

It seems that you need to hire a Family Law Attorney right away.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: If you sign a sworn statement saying you did something that you did not actually do, is that perjury?
William Wolf
William Wolf answered on Nov 11, 2020

It can be. The best answer is that it depends on how material the lie is.

One should never tell any lie in any affidavit under any circumstances. One flirts with danger when one does so.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: Labor and delivery of pregnant woman in her has a warrant for her arrest and wants to hide identity in er

and hide Prenatal care due to judge prying into medical records. No big charge they tried to kill her in the jail before she stay away to save her life. Long story. What should she do and say to keep the baby and have little problems. What will they ask. Can she use someone's identity and have... Read more »

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Nov 11, 2020

You are asking attorneys to tell you how to break the law. This will not happen.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: i have an aggravated unlawful use of a weapon conviction in 2007 which i heard is unconstitutional,The (AUUW)statue

I also was convicted of arm habitual n this case(The AUUW) was used against me which I want to be also get dismissed.I served 5yrs in prison for this

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Nov 9, 2020

This is something you need to have an attorney review. This is not something that can be addressed via this venue. The sooner you contact an attorney, the better.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: Does law enforcement have the right to search my purse without consent when questioned for suspicion of retail theft.

Not for being recorded putting merchandise in purse or in a bag but saying I didn't scan a couple items on a 140.00 purchase if it happened it wasn't intentional. Then found drugs in my purse. Which I feel they had no right going through when my purse had nothing to do with what was in... Read more »

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Nov 9, 2020

This is something for your attorney to review for a possible pretrial motion. Since it is likely 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.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: how can i defend myself from the police from locking me up even tho i didnt do nothing bad

the police took my personal belongings and forced me to put all my information into the system and they want me to pay lots of money for i can be able to be a free man and they also want me to pay lots of money so i can walk the streets and they are harassing me and wont stop tailing me and i dont... Read more »

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Nov 2, 2020

You need to hire a criminal defense attorney if you have been charged with an offense. The sooner you hire an attorney, the better. If you can not afford to hire an attorney, you need to request the services of the Public Defender in Court.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: What kind of lawyer do we need?

My husband accidentally dropped our 8 week old daughter and broke her leg. We are going through the DCFS process and are also being investigated by Illinois State Police. If charges are pressed, they could potentially be for aggravated assault against a child. If this happens, would we need... Read more »

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Oct 30, 2020

You would need a Criminal Defense Attorney and one that also does DCFS Appeals. This can be the same attorney if you hire the right one. Since to Police are currently involved, you need to hire an attorney now. The sooner you hire an attorney, the better. DO NOT speak with the police any further... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: Does being thrown to the ground on public property, causing property damage, constitute assault or battery?

I went to a restaurant to pick up an order. There began an altercation of a staff member shouting at me out of the blue which led to the manager backing me up to the door doing all be could to throw me to the ground. I made no resistance as I didn't want to escalate the situation. I was... Read more »

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Oct 29, 2020

There are always two sides to every story. If the police were called, they should have asked you if you wished to file a complaint or they might have asked the restaurant works if they wanted to sign a complaint against you. Your best option to collect on the property damage is to speak with a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Illinois on
Q: Where can I get a price range of the fee for criminal defense attorneys? In San Joaquin County.
Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Oct 23, 2020

You need to call around to attorneys in and around San Joaquin County. This is the only way to get fee information.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Pulled over PASSENGER had warrant. PC 100 ID BaRD of pass They wete in a disguise.Trnsptd. Everything aft is Ill s&s

Results For "Driving on a revoked license, passenger had a active arrest warrant, reason for being stopped the officer said he identified the passenger when passing by the officer, could not have been identified beyond a reasonable doubt, passenger with the warrant was in possession of... Read more »

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Oct 22, 2020

Not really sure what your question is here because you do not ask one. Regardless, sounds like both the driver and passenger need to hire a criminal defense attorney to assist them with their pending matters. The sooner an attorney is hired, the better.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: How to go about a recent MIP x2?

Recently, I was ticketed by a police officer for possessing alcohol. I had 1 beer, but I also had an "alternative nicotine device" on me, so I received 2 tickets. I am 17 years old and have not had my hearing yet. I know I've made a mistake, but I'm not sure how to proceed, as I... Read more »

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Oct 19, 2020

Your questions show that you need to hire an attorney to assist you with these matters right away. Only your attorney will be able to gather the needed information in order to assist you. The sooner you hire an attorney, the better.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: My husband ruined my life by puting a lying OP on me. Than I got court order to get my things he destroyed my belongings

And him and his lawyer gave my winter clothes and coats to goodwill I suffer from PTSD. He also threw my family pictures away

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Oct 19, 2020

Not really sure what your question is here, but it seems you are need of a good Family Law attorney. I suggest you hire one right away.

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Libel & Slander, Personal Injury and Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: Where can you find an attorney personally invested for a demand to ensure justice? practicing all areas of law
William Wolf
William Wolf answered on Oct 19, 2020

I can only speak for myself as a criminal defense lawyer. I guess the best answer is to ask the lawyer you're thinking about hiring why they became a lawyer. I would also ask the lawyer what professional associations they belong to and why.

I find that many of the best criminal...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: My minibike was stolen and I know who has it. If I have a bill of sale from seller then would cops reclaim it for me

I don't think the minibike has a serial number or vin number or anything like that

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Oct 19, 2020

You need to report this theft to the police and let them handle it. You need to do this right away.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Criminal Law, Divorce and Family Law for Illinois on
Q: Property taken without consent

The night my wife called cops on me - Cops made her leave as she was trying to hurt herself and blame me ... she took my brother's car saying that she will be back next day to pickup her stuff - now lawyers are involved and I have permission to see my 6-month old baby - Lawyer is saying since... Read more »

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Oct 1, 2020

You have an attorney, you need to discuss this with your attorney. This is why you hired an attorney. No one here has the information that your attorney has.

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