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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: If location on charging document from court house sworn to be true does not exsist should charge be dismissed
Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Jan 27, 2020

This is something you need to discuss with your attorney. If you have not hire an attorney yet, you need to do so right away.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Illinois on
Q: Can the officers come in if you didn’t give them verbal consent?
Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Jan 10, 2020

It depends on a number of things. Much more information is needed in order to address this question. If 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 and Real Estate Law for Illinois on
Q: Can I get on the deed of my deceased Dad’s house before my brother sells out from under me or takes a loan out?

As far as I know there is no will & I was the executive on his life insurance which I split in half with my brother.

James G. Ahlberg
James G. Ahlberg answered on Jan 6, 2020

There are too many details left out of your question to determine what the answer is. You should meet with a lawyer licensed to practice law in the state where the house is located. During the appointment the lawyer will get these details and should be able to give you good advice.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: If a case was dismissed either with or without prejudice in criminal court, can the defendant still be pursued in civil?

The defendant was given 30 hrs of independent community service and 2 months of no contact with myself the plaintiff. I was told the case was dismissed, however I don’t know if it was with or without prejudice. I am now suing the defendant in civil court and want to make sure I can go forward... Read more »

James G. Dimeas
James G. Dimeas answered on Dec 4, 2019

Just because a criminal case was dismissed in criminal Court does not mean that you cannot pursue legal action in a civil Court. So you should have no problem going forward with a civil lawsuit.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Civil Rights and Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: In preparing to bring civil action for an auto accident I have been able to show the police falsified a report

One witness accused by one driver causing him to back into my son, was released without statement the Driver information exchange was missing the offending driver info on my sons copy. I hired an independent collision expert who determined it was impossible for the accident to happen the way it... Read more »

Michael J. Morse
Michael J. Morse answered on Nov 4, 2019

Speak to your attorney handling the auto case. Sounds like if you show your evidence you can get the report changed or at least show there is a question of fact regarding the veracity of the report. You should also try and make an addendum to the original report. Good luck!

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Illinois on
Q: Unlawful arrest illegal search and seziure

I had a friend whom had charges filed on him by a mad ex girlfriend he had come and stayed in my home a few times. Police came and arrestwd me on a misdemeanor traffic warrant and hour later returned to arrest him,he volunteered to give up and walked out to themlocking soor behind him,the ploice... Read more »

James G. Dimeas
James G. Dimeas answered on Oct 31, 2019

It's entirely possible that the search of the house was illegal. As a general rule, the police must have a warrant to conduct a search of a residence but there are many exceptions. You should consult with an experienced criminal defense lawyer who can review the evidence to determine whether a... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Rights for Illinois on
Q: I'm trying to do my own court case, pro se, can I use actual quoted information from this website, if so, how do I ?
Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 9, 2019

A judge would nit care what an attorney wrote here.

Legal arguments require a lot more than an "I can do it" belief

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Illinois on
Q: did i ask for a work to be done or did i just ask a question

obviously if i wanted "dollar store" work i would've came to you personally ..either answer the question or don't..have a nice day gayry..oops Gary

William Wolf
William Wolf answered on Oct 1, 2019

I know you may not realize it, but you're asking for free work to be done.

Asking a lawyer what he or she thinks is asking the lawyer to provide work. Most of our work, before one of us may open our mouths in a courtroom, or in writing on an appeal..... is thinking through the problem at...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Illinois on
Q: "educated" excuse for lack of knowledge because punctuation makes you dyslexic to answering a question..you're a joke

dont believe i specifically asked anybody named gary to do anything for me free so gary can go be irrelevant somewhere else..thank you

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 1, 2019

What? Have to pay a lawyer for the work they do? On a criminal case at that? Say its no so!

THAT stated, JUSTIA is noT a dollar store version of lawyering where you get lawyers to provide actual reliable legal advice on the cheap so you don't have to pay an actual lawyer to handle...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Illinois on
Q: you didn't answer my question because you obviously dont understand the question..

if you read my last question thoroughly then read this question thoroughly then you would understand my question..other than that you dont have to answer if its too hard to understand instead of complaining because im trying to find answers and you dont have them or just one of those who help this... Read more »

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 1, 2019

If you would have the courtesy to write in complete sentences beginning with capital letters and ending in punctuation marks, it might assist in understanding your inquiry.

perhaps paragraphs could also help.

If you choose to use your self created punctuation that is your choice....
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Illinois on
Q: i wasn't charged with crime i was arrested for but charged with other offences..is that legal.?

arrested for failure to identify/ obstruction of identification for not giving my name but wasnt charged with it

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Oct 1, 2019

Please stop asking the same question over and over. I have already answered your same question a number of times. If the Police ask you your name and you either refuse to give them your name or give a false name, you can and will be charged with obstruction. You have been charged with an offense,... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Illinois on
Q: can i be arrested for failure to identify/ obstruction of identification for not giving my name but not charged with it?

i was charged with evidence found but not why i was arrested

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Oct 1, 2019

What? Your question is confusing. If the Police ask you to identify yourself and you refuse to do so or give a false name, you absolutely can and will be charged with Obstruction. If you have been charged with any offense, you need to hire a criminal defense attorney right away. The sooner you hire... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Child Custody and Civil Rights for Illinois on
Q: In Illinois if you are under investigation and have not been found guilty of any crimes , can you refuse a CPS drug tes
Cheryl Powell
Cheryl Powell answered on Oct 1, 2019

You can refuse anything you like. Then it is considered a failed test by the court system. As such, there is a possibility that you could lose your children.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Illinois on
Q: how is that i have can be charged with obstruction for not identifying myself if im not suspected of a crime?
Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Sep 24, 2019

What? If a Police Officer asks you what your name is, you have to give them your name or you could be charged with Obstruction at a minimum. If you have been charged with an offense, you need to hire an attorney right away.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: I told my grandmother to call the police for me because my gf wouldnt leave so i left instead, probable cause for arrest

i refused to identify myself being that i didnt do anything wrong but was thrown to the ground an searched without notice

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Sep 23, 2019

You have already asked the same question and I have already responded to that same question. You must identify yourself if asked by a Police Officer. If you fail to do so or give a false name, you will be charged with Obstruction at the very least.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: if my description is given to the police without having committed a crime do i have to talk/identify myself to police?
Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Sep 23, 2019

If a Police Officer asks you what your name is, you have to tell them your actual name. If you give them a false name or refuse to tell them your name, you could be charged with Obstruction, which is a Misdemeanor offense.

4 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Personal Injury for Illinois on
Q: Civil Case Against UBER Techs, Rasier LLC and the Drivers Negligence caused my accident in Illinois. To my Son and I.

December 24th, 2017 @ 7:03 the driver sped thru the intersection failing to stop at all and with speed. I drove through my intersection w/ no stop sign and I t-boned the driver with passenger through the UBER app. Driver was driving with 2 moving violations of speeding over 15 mph within that year... Read more »

Robert D. Kreisman
Robert D. Kreisman answered on Sep 11, 2019

Your case should be postured to file suit soon based on your fact description. I would urge you to hire an experienced attorney if you haven't done so already. The "Driver's" traffic violation records may not come in as evidence necessarily and will likely be challenged as to relevancy. There... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Communications Law, Internet Law, Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Illinois on
Q: Can my girlfriend use my last name on social media

My gf n i broke up she has my washer dryer and freezer i messaged her to ask when i could come by and get them no answer so i tried instagram and found out she is using my last name and now claiming im harassing her when she never told me to stop nor did she just block me but i told her i would be... Read more »

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Sep 11, 2019

Amicable?

adjective

(of relations between people) having a spirit of friendliness; without serious disagreement or rancor.

"there will be an amicable settlement of the dispute"

synonyms: friendly, good-natured, cordial, civil, courteous, polite, easy, easygoing,...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Illinois on
Q: IF I BELIEVE THAT SOME CPD OFFICERS ARE ACTING DISCRIMINATORY . WHAT SHOULD I DO

IVE FILED COMPLAINT AND HAVE FOUND A HISTORY. PLUS I HAVE A COMMUNITY OF WITNESSES

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Aug 14, 2019

Typing in all capital letters is considered shouting and offensive

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Illinois on
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
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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