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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Criminal Law, Civil Litigation and Federal Crimes for Illinois on
Q: I would like to file a civil lawsuit against someone for money that was borrowed, fraud, and emotional distress.

I am from Illinois but the individual has moved to New York. The amount is over $10,000. I am currently in litigation with this person for a different matter. If I file a civil suit, would I be able to serve him during our upcoming family court hearing (it's via Zoom)? We both have attorneys.... Read more »

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko
answered on Aug 9, 2022

You are represented by a licensed counsel and it would be improper to suggest any course of action remotely without any case familiarity or case review by anyone.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Illinois on
Q: How long would a 14 year old go to jail for murder?
Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko
answered on Aug 8, 2022

Impossible to answer as any murder case is unique and varies greatly by details and circumstances. The best person to ask would be the counsel of record.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Family Law and Personal Injury for Illinois on
Q: I live in central llinois, are there any laws regarding desecration/disrespect to a deceased ones ashes by other person

I was involved in a domestic violence dispute. My child's father had broke open the container of my(at the time) recently deceased dad's ashes, who had been dead less than 2 weeks, only having his ashes not even 48 hours.

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
answered on Mar 22, 2022

Your rights are stated in 755 ILCS 65/1, et seq. Please read to gain a better understanding of your rights.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Federal Crimes for Illinois on
Q: Do people in stolen vehicles get 4th amendment rights? Does it matter if they know that the vehicle is stolen?
William Wolf
William Wolf
answered on Mar 20, 2022

People have 4th Amendment rights to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures. The question here, is whether the search or seizure was reasonable.

There isn't enough information to answer the question. You need to see an experienced criminal defense lawyer to answer whether...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Federal Crimes for Illinois on
Q: If a person falsely claims they are an FBI agent in text & wants me to call them, can I record them without permission?

A person has texted me claiming to be an FBI agent from Wilmington, DE. He wants me to call him. Can I record the conversation without his permission to get audio evidence of the crime he already committed in text? Also, which law would be applied if I did and it was illegal...Illinois' or... Read more »

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko
answered on Dec 22, 2021

Illinois is a two party consent state, so you may not record a party without their consent, however, you could promptly contact the police and show the incriminating texts for an investigation.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Military Law for Illinois on
Q: my and my roomate was served a search warrent and charged together,roomamte took all charges ,shouldnt mine be dismissed

i was jailed when i did not answer the questions being asked while detained,and i did not see the warrant til i was bonded out 10 days later,also wasnt given a copy of the seisure list of items they took as evidence from my home,mine and mine alone is the only name on the lease and i wasnt home... Read more »

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko
answered on Dec 4, 2021

Thank you for your excellent description of the origins of the pending criminal case. Even if you feel your criminal charges against you should be dismissed, that could be done only during a court hearing or by the assigned local prosecutor. Also, as you may know by now, the criminal case of that... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Federal Crimes for Illinois on
Q: Can someone be charged and held in prison under an alias name?

My father was a teenager when he was charged of committing murder in the 90’s. He is under a different name. When you search him , they have his birthday and a alias name.

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko
answered on Nov 15, 2021

Yes, criminal charges are possible when the law-enforcement does not know the actual, legal, or true name of the suspect, so, the charges may be filed under any name available or given to the authorities. As in the case with your family member you could see that could happen.

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes for Illinois on
Q: Can home invasion charges be dropped by the victim in Illinois
William Wolf
William Wolf
answered on Oct 24, 2021

Cases are not brought by victims of crime.

Cases are also not dropped by victims of crime.

They are brought by prosecutor offices. In Cook County, for example, almost all State prosecutions are brought by the Cook County State's Attorney's Office.

What to do...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Illinois on
Q: How can I fight not going to jail. After the fbi/police charge me with robbing an atm in illinois and they have pictures
Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko
answered on Oct 23, 2021

First things first, it is not legally possible to "rob" an ATM. Robbing could only involve depraving a human being of any things of value or property. Thus, a possible crime would be criminal trespass, criminal damage to bank's property, aggravated theft with use of tools and theft... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Personal Injury for Illinois on
Q: Can I file a personal suit after being the victim of a felony assault?

I was the victim of a felony assault in 2019. The case just came to an end today with the state successfully getting a guilty please. I will receive restitution for damages received (I have lasting damage to my vision in my left eye, restitution only covers vision therapy receipts up to last year,... Read more »

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko
answered on Sep 28, 2021

You most definitely may initiate a civil action for additional lasting damages against the convicted person based on your description. I believe you have requisites merits to initiate such suit for damages, however, the difficulty will lie in the following: even if you file and obtain a judgment... Read more »

Q: Bout identity theft. Ant inheritance

My gmaw passed away an I was post to get one fifth of the inheritance. I was in prison. Now they say that it all got stolen an there is nothing I can do. I no my mom got my gmaw van n lost it n my sis got a few things I never received anything. They haven't ss# n all my info I think they might... Read more »

Kevin E. Flynn
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Kevin E. Flynn
answered on Aug 4, 2021

I am so sorry that this happened to you. Your question went out to attorneys that file patents for inventions. There is not a category for paRents which is what you may have been trying to hit. You may want to add Family Law to the category set.

You may want to contact Legal Aid near...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Illinois on
Q: I was approached by narcotics officers saying they had me set up last year. They haven’t showed me any proof

Also if they do it was entrapment because I don’t do that but it was a guy who kept asking me to get him some like more than 4/5 times and I finally did it trying to be nice. I didn’t have them I got them from elsewhere for him. That’s the only time I’ve ever did it in last 3 years of... Read more »

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink
answered on Mar 9, 2021

You need to hire a Criminal Defense Attorney to assist you with this matter right away. The sooner you hire an attorney, the better.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Internet Law for Illinois on
Q: How are police able to track you on the internet if you committed a crime?

If you committed a cyber crime can police track you in any way other then an ip address? Like via your internet browser even if the cyber crime took place on a different website other then your internet search site or a MAC address? If they are able to track you only through an ip address and you... Read more »

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink
answered on Feb 22, 2021

First, you need to stop posting information regarding a potential crime. Second, if you have been charged with an offense, you need to hire a Criminal Defense Attorney right away. Finally, DO NOT speak to the police without an attorney by your side.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Illinois on
Q: How can you be charged for distribution when the government has no drugs? None in discovery. Where are the drugs?
Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink
answered on Feb 2, 2021

This is something you need to discuss with your attorney. Only your attorney will have the needed information in order to address your concerns. The sooner you hire an attorney, the better.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Federal Crimes for Illinois on
Q: How can you be indicted with no probable cause and still be held?

1st indictment didn't have probable cause and the government admitted it yet he was still detained. Government didn't file an 851 and superseded him. How could the probable cause change?

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink
answered on Jan 28, 2021

Again, these are questions to discuss with the Defendant's attorney. Only the attorney will have the needed information in order to address your concerns. If they do not have an attorney, one should be hired right away. The sooner an attorney is hired, the better.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Federal Crimes for Illinois on
Q: Can the grand jury use the same evidence to indict you again for the same charge?

1st indictment for distribution didn't have probable cause but he was still indicted. How can grand jury indict again with the same evidence and add another charge and co conspirator?

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink
answered on Jan 28, 2021

This is really something to discuss with the Defendant's attorney. Only their attorney will have the needed information in order to address your concerns. If they have not hired an attorney yet, they need to do so right away. The sooner an attorney is hired, the better.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Illinois on
Q: Are you entitled to a private investigator for your criminal case? How do you get one?
James G. Dimeas
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James G. Dimeas
answered on Jan 27, 2021

You do have the right to hire a private investigator. This is something you should talk to your lawyer about. Most experienced criminal defense attorneys have private investigators that they regularly use.

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2 Answers | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Illinois on
Q: Why wont they government turn over the grand jury testimony?
James G. Dimeas
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James G. Dimeas
answered on Jan 27, 2021

The Grand Jury transcripts should be provided to your attorney after you are Arraigned and during the Discovery phase.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Illinois on
Q: Can 2 people be charged with distribution and conspiracy of the same drugs?
Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink
answered on Jan 27, 2021

Short answer is yes. All of the people involved or believed to be involved can be charged. If you have been charged, you need to hire a Criminal Defense Attorney right away. The sooner you hire an attorney, the better.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Illinois on
Q: How can you be indicted for distribution when the ci said you didn't give him the drugs, someone else did?

How can they supersede you even after they admitted they didn't have probable cause the first time and they still charge you with the distribution and add conspiracy? Isn't that double jeopardy? Now have co-defendent that actually gave the drugs to ci yet wasnt charged until a selective... Read more »

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink
answered on Jan 27, 2021

First, it is not double jeopardy. The State is free to proceed by way of Preliminary Hearing and Indictment. If they fail at Preliminary Hearing, they are free to seek an Indictment. Second, you could be charged if you were involved in any way. Finally, you need to hire a Criminal Defense Attorney... Read more »

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