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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 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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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 answered on Aug 14, 2019

Typing in all capital letters is considered shouting and offensive

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Constitutional Law for Illinois on

Q: I told cops I didn't know if my ex boyfriend was in my home., but they cldnt search with out a search warrant.

I was charged with felony aiding and abetting and felony harboring a fugitive. He was hiding from me also.

Juan Ooink answered on Jun 20, 2019

You need an attorney right away. If you are convicted, you will be a convicted felon for the rest of your life. The sooner you hire an attorney the better.

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Illinois on

Q: Where my fourth amendment Right Violated?

I get pulled over for no front plate officer approaches window do you have you drivers licence and insurance. My answer no I don't I left it at home and insurance is on my phone but I have my ID. Officer aggressive starts looking through the drivers side with his flash light. Then proceeds to ask... Read more »

Juan Ooink answered on Apr 25, 2019

Have you been charged with a crime? If so, you need to hire an attorney to assist you right away. The sooner you hire an attorney the better. If you have not been charged with a crime, there is not much you can do at this point.

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Criminal Law for Illinois on

Q: If a cop lies on a police report to cover his excessive force up, can that lie ultimately get the charges dismissed?

The cop lied saying I tried to get back in my vehicle and that then he tased me. Really he walked me out in the field and beat the crap out of me and tased me out there. Four months later I get a warrant for drug possession, resisting, and obstruction. Grounds for dismissal?

Juan Ooink answered on Dec 6, 2018

This is something for you to discuss with your attorney. Your attorney will have all of the needed information in order to answer this question. If you have not hired an attorney yet, you should do so right away. The sooner you hire an attorney the sooner that attorney can start working on the... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law for Illinois on

Q: I'm currently studying for an exam, and I need to know how about metaphysics in regards to due process.

I've looked over my notes and textbook but have found nothing on the matter. Thank you!

Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 17, 2018

That’s a tough one. It’s no surprise you weren’t able to find anything. Due process is a constitutional protection against the taking of one’s life, liberty, or property by the government without first applying certain legal measures. It’s hard to see the connection.

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law for Illinois on

Q: I'm a 65 year old man can you break down what Roe versus Wade means in layman's terms for me as time allows thank you

T. J. Jesky answered on Sep 8, 2018

Roe v. Wade was a 1973 Supreme Court decision that established a woman’s legal right to have an abortion if they chose to do so.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Animal / Dog Law for Illinois on

Q: My former roommate left his guinea pig at our house after we threw him out and refuses to pick her up. What can I do?

My 6 month old daughter and I are allergic and need her to go to a good home.

Gary Kollin answered on Jun 25, 2018

take it to animal control

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Real Estate Law and Family Law for Illinois on

Q: Is it illegal for my mom to move without telling me if her house is my legal residency and she has my stuff in her house

I'm 19 and she moved without telling me that she was even planning to move. Some of my stuff is still with her in her new house and documents such as my birth certificate and citizenship papers are also with her.

Gary Kollin answered on Jun 23, 2018

I’m sorry. Your mother needs your permission to move?

Did you ask her for the items?

If she doesn’t want to give you your property, consider a writ of replevin

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Constitutional Law for Illinois on

Q: If one is fired without cause & is denied due process, is her property interest in the job considered "personal injury"?

This relates to 14th Amendment rights. All state remedies for unlawful termination and breach-of-contract complaints have been exhausted.

James G. Ahlberg answered on Jan 25, 2018

You do not state whether you are a government employee. Due process is not required in private employment circumstances, but typically is with public employees. Similarly, employees in the private sector typically have no property interest in their job, whereas a public employee may. Your question... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Illinois on

Q: My wife is threatening me with past police reports should i worry about going to jail for them if she calls the police

Cheryl Powell answered on Nov 11, 2017

Police have already investigated past reports. They go into the pile of dust or the pile that is transmitted to the state's attorney. It is unlikely.

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Libel & Slander for Illinois on

Q: what steps to take to amend a police auto accident report?

My witness said nothing happened. Police officer got me with hit and run ,yet report from my statement and other drivers statement agree I was there till other driver left.

Cheryl Powell answered on Jul 1, 2017

It can be supplemented. However, this is the responsibility of ur lawyer.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Illinois on

Q: I'm 18 and stuck in the foster care system in Illinois if I get Married and I be discharged from the system

I'm also

On probation but I

Don't think that matters

Cheryl Powell answered on Jul 1, 2017

U can generally be discharged at 18. But its not usually a good idea. The state will pay for college, vocational training, etc. Getting married is no magic answer. 18 year olds generally are not mature enough to make a good determination as to a mate.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Constitutional Law for Illinois on

Q: Why don't you have a right of speedy trial in a civil law suit??

Robert D. Kreisman answered on Jun 5, 2017

There is no specific Illinois law for "speedy" civil trials.

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law for Illinois on

Q: When was the establishment clause first interpreted to specify not just what Congress can't do, but also the president?

As one answerer noted, the establishment clause is a restriction on Congress - or at least it originally was. Today, the establishment clause is interpreted to restrict actions the executive branch can take as well (eg. Trumps Muslim Ban). How did this clause come to be interpreted this way?

Ray Choudhry answered on May 4, 2017

Establishment Clause in the Constitution is a restriction on Congress.

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on

Q: Can i travel in Chicago without a license plate, license and insurance?

With a affidavit pic truth..and your sovereign right to travel

Ray Choudhry answered on Apr 30, 2017

If your are a passenger, sure. But be sure to have cab fare.

If your are driving, you will be arrested.

Your pocket edition of the Constitution won't help you when you asset your sovereign rights.

In Illinois driving is a privilege and not a right.

The Secretary of...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Education Law and Small Claims for Illinois on

Q: In Illinois how do I sue a school for intimidation, harassment & discrimination?

Steve McCann answered on Mar 23, 2017

It is certainly a challenge, particularly if it is a school funded by any state or local government. I would recommend consulting with an attorney individually for a consultation if you truly believe the school is liable to you for damages.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Constitutional Law for Illinois on

Q: If I were arrested for driving without a license why would I not just invoke my constitutional right to travel?

If my license has been suspended or revoked by the state of Illinois can I still invoke my right to travel? Taking in the fact that my driver's license is a quasi-contract anyway, on the basis that no one is told before signing the contract (driver's license) that you are giving up a fundamental... Read more »

Cheryl Powell answered on Feb 9, 2017

Dream on. Do you think because you read something online that you are suddenly a lawyer? I think not.

Do u have a right to travel, yes. In any form except as a driver of a car. Walking on foot might be a good idea. Driving is a privilege, not a right. The state granted you the right....
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1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law for Illinois on

Q: Is justice Thomas a textualist

Robert Jason De Groot answered on Oct 20, 2015

Find out for yourself by reading all you can about this. Here is a start: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Textualism

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