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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on

Q: Is a defendant that has been found guilty and sentenced to Dept of Corrections entitled to a copy of transcripts free

William Wolf answered on Jun 17, 2019

Not automatically, no.

There's a lot of information missing here. Did the Defendant plead guilty or go to trial?

Is the Defendant indigent?

Does the defendant have an attorney representing him or her right now on appeal?

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Illinois on

Q: Is there any way I can get them to drop the charges

My bf hit me and I called the cops they arrested him but I told them I didn’t want anything to happen like him going to jail Bc we have a kid on the way but I guess it was out of my hands and they charged him anyway he has a lengthy record of other little things and this was the first... Read more »

Juan Ooink answered on Jun 12, 2019

He needs a criminal defense attorney. The sooner you or his family or friends hire an attorney for him the better.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Wrongful Death for Illinois on

Q: Where is the rhetorical tool Pathos found or used in the case of Berghuis vs Thompkins?

Peter N. Munsing answered on May 23, 2019

Sounds like an assignment. The Assignment should be done by the assignee, not by others.

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Intellectual Property, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Illinois on

Q: 17 year old forged his fathers name and traded me vehicles across state lines. Parents want to trade back or report

I have the advertised post on Facebook printed out and everything. I already sent the title in. He's in Kentucky, I'm in Illinois.

William Wolf answered on May 23, 2019

I am not sure what your question is.

If you're asking, does the 17 year old need a criminal defense lawyer for any investigation regarding his conduct? Yes. This is a State and a federal offense.

If you're asking, do you need a criminal defense lawyer? If you're under...
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Q: Supposedly have a theft case.

I literally have no idea what that means. I've never been arrested for theft, I just randomly got a letter from another attorneys office in the mail yesterday saying I had a case. I called the Cook county courts and they looked up my case and said there was indeed a court date on May 14 (I didn't... Read more »

Juan Ooink answered on May 18, 2019

You need to hire a criminal defense attorney to look into this matter for you. The sooner you do this the better.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on

Q: I keyed a car in October 2018. The lady filed a police report, I spoke to her and paid her back in 7 days.

I keyed a car in October 2018. The lady filed a police report, I spoke to her, admitted to her and the cops I did it and promised to pay for the damages within a week ($1000 approximately). I paid her back within the timeframe. I kept the cop updated and had the body shop email the cop the receipt.... Read more »

Juan Ooink answered on May 18, 2019

Yes to all of your questions. Charges can be filed within the statute of limitations.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on

Q: Should I call again? Is this serious? Why would they use a picture of me from fb?

Two officers came to my house asking for me with a picture of me on fb about an incident that happened in a city that is a distance for me. I called the number on their card and left a voicemail. I still have no call back.

Juan Ooink answered on May 13, 2019

Absolutely not, you should not call them back. You should hire a criminal defense attorney to assist you with this matter right away. DO NOT speak to anyone regarding anything until you have hired an attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on

Q: Do I have the right to know the evidence Michigan has against me to charge me with something

Juan Ooink answered on May 13, 2019

Absolutely, but you should hire a Michigan Criminal Defense Attorney if you have been charged with something. The sooner you hire an attorney the better.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Criminal Law for Illinois on

Q: I have been charged with deceptive practice.i wrote the check (post dated)under duress. My dogs were going to be putdd

Putdown within the hour.they didn't bite anyone.afterward the emanciated state they were in after 10days was pathetic

Juan Ooink answered on May 1, 2019

Not sure what your question is here, but if you are facing criminal charges, you need to hire an attorney right away. The sooner you hire an attorney to assist you with the pending criminal matter the better.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on

Q: Need help for my brother who was arrested for large amount of drugs. Not his

Juan Ooink answered on Apr 30, 2019

Your brother needs an attorney and he needs one right away. The sooner a criminal defense attorney is hired to assist him the better.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Real Estate Law and Legal Malpractice for Illinois on

Q: Im still married and just found out my husband sold our home and forged my signature with a notary present. What to do?

Ray Choudhry answered on Apr 25, 2019

forging a signature is a criminal offense.

see the police

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Q: I have a warrant in Rock island, il. I want to clear up the matter but I do not want to go to jail

James G. Dimeas answered on Apr 12, 2019

The warrant has to be executed, meaning you have to turn yourself in and be processed, and then be taken before a Judge. This means that you will be in custody for a short time while you are processed, assuming that you will be released after you appear in Court. You can always turn yourself in... Read more »

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Q: Can I find criminal cases by defendant name, and follow the docket entries of the case ?

Looking to check case information on line

James G. Dimeas answered on Apr 7, 2019

In most counties yes. In Cook County there is no online access. You must go to a local courthouse and use a computer in the Clerk's office.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on

Q: If a girl on a dating/porn site claims to be 18 and your 21. U talk and exchange pics then find out shes 17.

Can the parents demand money like$1400 so they dont go to the cops? Can he get in trouble for this?

Matthew P. Prengaman answered on Apr 3, 2019

A defense that is available to a charge such as grooming is that the defendant did not know or have any reason to believe that the person he or she had been communicating with was under the age of 18. If you have any further questions on this matter, please contact me I'd be happy to help.

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Criminal Law for Illinois on

Q: I got a traffics ticket for failure to yield/avoid an accident. The cop put an X in the box indicating No Court

Appearance required. The ticket was issued due to an accident. No one was injured or taken to hospital the cop gave me the yellow forms for Driving School to keep the ticket off my record. Now the Circuit Clerks office is staring the cop incorrectly filled out my ticket and I’m required to appear... Read more »

Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Apr 1, 2019

The cop was mistaken. The clerk is correct. This will probably benefit you because when you show up in court and the other side does not show up, and they rarely do, the case will be dismissed with no fine no traffic school

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Illinois on

Q: I've been on probation for 18 months I have 2 months I got violated for not doing what my probation officer asks of me

My charges include domestic battery and aggravated assault I pleaded to misdemeanor charges and my conditions of release was to get a mental health evaluation and follow recommended treatment .she recommended to a place for domestic violence in witch i had to pay out for I stopped going and took my... Read more »

Juan Ooink answered on Feb 26, 2019

You will likely be violated and resentenced on the charges or you will be given a chance to complete the counseling as directed by the evaluation.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on

Q: What can I do if I was the only one investigated in a criminal crime and they claim to have enough for a confession?

I wasn't in a stable mind after seeing my daughter go through a ceaser in my arms but I was just trying to cooperate and became the only target of all possibilities. No one else was questioned or investigated.

Juan Ooink answered on Feb 22, 2019

You need to hire an attorney and stop talking to anyone but that attorney. The sooner you hire an attorney the sooner that attorney can start working on your case.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on

Q: Can I obtain a copy of my Drivers License in Illinois at the DMV if I have a bench warrant in Indiana

Juan Ooink answered on Feb 21, 2019

Yes, not sure how a warrant out of Indiana would prevent you from getting your license in Illinois.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on

Q: Hi. I would like to know if a felony burglary case from back in 1978 can be sealed/expunged in Will county, Illinois.

James G. Dimeas answered on Feb 21, 2019

Unfortunately, you cannot seal or expunge a felony Burglary case in Illinois.

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Q: if i have a warrant can the police break my window and pull me from the car?

James G. Dimeas answered on Feb 20, 2019

If there is a valid warrant for your arrest and the police know it's you, they can take all necessary steps to take you into custody.

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