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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Libel & Slander and Sexual Harassment for Illinois on
Q: A girl is claiming I sexually assaulted her. She’s now sending me texts saying if I don’t pay her money she’s…

She’s sending texts saying if I don’t pay her thousands of dollars she’s going to the police. She also has a video recording of me talking to her that she illegally recorded while the phone was in her pocket.

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko answered on Oct 18, 2021

Do not engage in any communication with that blackmailing person in any form. Immediately discuss your possible exposure to criminal charges confidentially with a licensed criminal law attorney tomorrow.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: Hi I have a felony criminal case and have an attorney. However my attorney is not calling me back

I had final pretrial sept 14th before jury trial because I am innocent and he never attended now there is a body only warrant and court on the 28th for bond forfeit and the states attorney is moving to have jury trial removed from docit and I cant get ahold of attorney what do I do I have paid him... Read more »

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko answered on Oct 18, 2021

It is unfortunate that you are in this predicament. You may research, compare, and contact reach a selected counsel of your choice and retain a more responsive and professional counsel. In fact, you may file the prior counsel and request a retainer back for unearned services.

After all,...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: If someone sells me a link card and I use it and it's someone else's wat can I be charged with
Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko answered on Oct 18, 2021

Let's see:

Bank fraud, state unemployment insurance fraud, wire fraud, false identity fraud, perjury, theft of services are possible criminal charges under certain conditions.

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for Illinois on
Q: what power do a executor over a will have
Charles E. Hutchinson
Charles E. Hutchinson answered on Oct 17, 2021

Executors have the power to fulfill the wishes of the grantor of the will. They have the power to pay all debts owed by the estate of the deceased, to collect money owed to the deceased on behalf of the estate, to pay all taxes, and to distribute all remaining assets after debts have been paid, to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: Is there any criminal attorneys that work for pro bono?

My son Ryan has been locked up at Rock Island county since January 1st and he's had three court appointed attorneys due to conflicts I guess he is charged with possession of a firearm by a felon

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko answered on Oct 16, 2021

I do not know a single private criminal defense counsel who would handle such state felony UUW by a felon pro bono, spending time, efforts and resources without making a reasonable living.

Thus, if defendant is indigent he may request the presiding judge to appoint a Public Defender to...
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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Illinois on
Q: I applied for OPT but i didn't use it. I'm getting 2nd master and OPT as well, is there any way I can do OPT this time?

I applied OPT for Master degree in 2018, but then I decided to come home and didn't use any day in the OPT process. Now I came back to the States and getting my second Master degree. I decided to apply one more time for the OPT. However, school DSO said that I'm unable to do so since I... Read more »

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko answered on Oct 15, 2021

You may select an immigration attorney of your choice to discuss your legal options directly in a conversational format.

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Illinois on
Q: I applied for OPT but i didn't use it. I'm getting 2nd master and OPT as well, is there any way I can do OPT this time?

I applied OPT for Master degree in 2018, but then I decided to come home and didn't use any day in the OPT process. Now I came back to the States and getting my second Master degree. I decided to apply one more time for the OPT. However, school DSO said that I'm unable to do so since I... Read more »

Kyndra L Mulder
Kyndra L Mulder answered on Oct 16, 2021

The USCIS places a 12 month limit per degree level on OPT, but there is no stipulation that the whole 12 months must be used at once. This means that if visa holders do not use their entire 12 month period during their first Master’s degree, however many months they have not used can be applied... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Am I at risk of losing my license?

I’m 18, got my license when I was 16, and recently received two speeding tickets within the span of 2-3 weeks. One was for going 83 in a 55 and the other was for going 42 in a 30. I payed the minor violation ticket so that is currently on my record. I’m set to appear in court this week for the... Read more »

Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Oct 15, 2021

You have options. Ask for supervisor on the major one. File a motion to vacate the conviction on the minor one and convert to supervision. Supervision on both is best.

Best move is hire a lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: Conv w/ 2nd ° Felony assault 2015 5 yrs prob. being charged w/ ClassABattery how likely am I 2 get probation again
Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko answered on Oct 15, 2021

You present a great question.

Many variables will affect your present eligibility for probation, yet, as you know already, your prior criminal history will greatly affect your chances to stay fee and does create a significant aggravating factor.

It is highly recommended you...
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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Copyright for Illinois on
Q: Hi. What are the steps and prices to putting my assumed named document in a newspaper in Cook County?
Jane Kim
Jane Kim answered on Oct 14, 2021

The process is pretty simple and is described in the form that you have to complete and file with the Cook County. If you are still having a hard time, contact a lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Contracts, Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Illinois on
Q: What is the statute of limitation on indefinite employment contracts overseas with US based corporation?

I was hired as country manager by a US 500 company in 2013 on indefinite employment terms contract. 12 months later problems started mainly because I refused company illegal way of doing business. As a result, I was fired and sued for criminal charges in the foreign country. In 2019, I won an... Read more »

Jane Kim
Jane Kim answered on Oct 14, 2021

IL statute of limitations on a breach of contract action is ten years. But first, you have to ascertain which country's laws apply. Did you have a written employment agreement and where was was it signed, in the US or in that foreign country? That's the law that will apply to a breach of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: If aggravated speeding was reduced to a petty offense and supervison 4 month

If aggravated speeding fine was reduced to a petty crime and I fingerprinted for a job, would the background check show that I had been arrested?

Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Oct 13, 2021

It depends upon how deep the background check is. Anybody looking up your name online would be able to see the original charge was a Class A or B misdemeanor (depending on your speed), both of which are criminal offenses.

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Illinois on
Q: What does” she would pay child support in reserve “mean in this paragraph exactly

Yes I meet with him. He did indicate he would be willing to allow her to stay in the house until Ava graduates. He would pay the mortgage ( including taxes and insurance) shoe would pay utilities and child support reserved. He would exercise his parenting time at the house. Can talk Thursday... Read more »

James G. Ahlberg
James G. Ahlberg answered on Oct 13, 2021

"Child support reserved" used in this way means that the question of child support will be decided at a later date, with neither party losing any rights because the decision was delayed.

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Will my license be suspended

I’m 17, I got a ticket that I plead guilty too and paid without supervision then i got another ticket that I got supervision for but while on supervision I another ticket will my License be suspended?

Alan E. Jones
Alan E. Jones answered on Oct 13, 2021

Yes, at your age - two convictions within 24 months will cause a suspension. It would be wise to get a local attorney to help you.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Contracts, Employment Law and Workers' Compensation for Illinois on
Q: Can you negotiate a new union contract before the old one has expired if it is in the best interest of the workers ?

I am part of a labor union in Illinois. Since COVID, we have lost many co-workers and applicants to higher-paying non-union jobs in our field. Our contract is not up until January, but if it keeps going this way, we will have no labor force left by then because we cannot stay competitive pay-wise.... Read more »

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano answered on Oct 12, 2021

This is a contract law question. Workers' Compensation is an area of law that deals with work-related injuries. Whenever BOTH parties to a contract WANT to make a changes (irrespective of reason), they certainly may.

The Union's response should be "Your hands are NOT tied...
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1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Business Law, Consumer Law and Contracts for Illinois on
Q: What does the law 15 usc 1662 b translate to? does it mean that I am not required to put a down payment?
T. J. Jesky
T. J. Jesky answered on Oct 11, 2021

Short answer: No. The reg states that no advertisement to aid, promote, or assist directly or indirectly any extension of consumer credit may state that a specified down payment, by the creditor who advertises his services.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Illinois on
Q: If you overstay your esta by two days because you took a second covid vaccine, is it possible to get a tourist visa

the individual lives in Japan and was visiting chicago. While in Chicago she took the moderna vaccine in february and the second vaccine in March. Unfortunately there were no flights leaving for Japan until two days after she had the second vaccine. It was important to take the vaccine here... Read more »

Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler answered on Oct 11, 2021

More information is needed. Was she denied a B2 visa last June? Or simply told that she couldn’t apply?

ESTA is/was possible, but confusion may have created a record that may invalidate the privilege to use ESTA.

As a result, I strongly recommend a teleconference with a competent...
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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Illinois on
Q: Subject: Enter the US on Advanced Parole while h1b extension pending

Hello,

Greetings!

I'm in the US on a H1B visa and recently received a green card EAD + AP card. My H1B extension is pending. Can I go out of the country and get back using my Advanced Parole card and continue to keep my H1B visa?

Thank you.

Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler answered on Oct 11, 2021

These are more subtle areas of law, regulation, and DHS discretion. You can choose to abandon your “pending H1b extension,” where your adjustment was timely filed and you qualify. There may be other consequences without more information best disclosed in private.

Although the question...
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2 Answers | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for Illinois on
Q: Good morning, I would like to ask you if software or algorithm can be patented. Thank you for your time.

We have developed a new solution that is related to the way in which a device is able to analyze the data.

Kevin E. Flynn
Kevin E. Flynn answered on Oct 11, 2021

There are many types of software. Some software running on a general purpose computer is the glue that holds together a business that works with people to achieve a purpose. While this software is important to the business, if it is merely a reflection of how the people interact together, then it... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: How can I get discovery and statements made against me from my co defendant in 2010
Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko answered on Oct 10, 2021

That requires an immediate legal attention of a qualified criminal law counsel.

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