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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Employment Law, Constitutional Law and Employment Discrimination for Illinois on
Q: Hello. I haven't received my rise due Dec 2020. Also construction going on was sent home without pay. Miriam

I was FT now PT due to coronavirus Manager cut my hours to 60. I tried unemployment. I was denied because Manager gave me 21 hours a week since pandemic should've have been 20 or less a week. Also I get no Holiday pay when I worked FT. I had to use my vacation time for Holidays to get paid.... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 26, 2021

as to unemployment, some changes are being made so that federal benefits may be applied for.

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Illinois on
Q: If the President and the Vice President and the Congress and the cabinet all die or are killed who is next in line for
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 6, 2021

The primary candidates for succession appear to be in Congress or the Cabinet. Here is a wiki resource on the line of succession -

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_line_of_succession

Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Constitutional Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Illinois on
Q: Will refusing the mask mandate by CDC on private transportation such as Uber and Lyft cause arrest?

Read on a conservative news site that CDC can now if not arrest fine people not wearing masks on public transportation

It seems like a bit over reach for govt to do that

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Feb 4, 2021

It will not likely lead to an arrest but you will be refused service.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: how can i defend myself from the police from locking me up even tho i didnt do nothing bad

the police took my personal belongings and forced me to put all my information into the system and they want me to pay lots of money for i can be able to be a free man and they also want me to pay lots of money so i can walk the streets and they are harassing me and wont stop tailing me and i dont... Read more »

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Nov 2, 2020

You need to hire a criminal defense attorney if you have been charged with an offense. The sooner you hire an attorney, the better. If you can not afford to hire an attorney, you need to request the services of the Public Defender in Court.

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for Illinois on
Q: Who does one contact if a department violates this law?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 9, 2020

It looks like part of your post may have gotten left off - that's probably why it remains open for four weeks. There's no guarantee all questions are picked up, but if you included what the law you're talking about is, a Chicago attorney would be in a better position to offer... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Illinois on
Q: I was taken from England age 2. Kept by some people I dont know. They gave me a false name and citizenship.
George W. Svoboda
George W. Svoboda answered on Aug 25, 2020

You did not ask a question. You did not state whether this was kidnapping or adoption. Were you harmed? US citizenship can be valuable. It's not clear what your situation is.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Constitutional Law for Illinois on
Q: If i live with my parents and both have felonies, can i possess a firearm in my name? I am 21.

I live i. Rockford il, not cedar rapids.

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Aug 16, 2020

First, firearms on not possessed by name. If it is in the house, it could be attributed to everyone and anyone found in that house. I strongly advise against owning a firearm while you are living with convicted felons because something could happen and they could be arrested for possessing that... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Illinois on
Q: what constitutes racial profiling from a legal standpoint?
George W. Svoboda
George W. Svoboda answered on Aug 5, 2020

There are many laws against discrimination based on race. Racial profiling is a term used broadly to mean that race or ethnicity is used as suspicion that someone committed an offense. Usually, this is something that law enforcement is accused of. Proving racial profiling is a way to win a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Small Claims for Illinois on
Q: You My dog and her two puppys were taken from there home when someone broke into my house and let them out .

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My dog and her two puppys were taken from there home when someone broke into my house and let them out . Animal control kept them for 2 months with my only option being to wait for court and the judges decision... court finslly came and i asked the judge and the ASA told the judge i was... Read more »

Kristina M. Bergsten
Kristina M. Bergsten answered on Jul 13, 2020

You will have to sue Animal Control for violating your civil rights. Talk to a civil rights attorney in your area.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Domestic Violence for Illinois on
Q: I have not received any notice of hearing or procedures for divorce decree where my wife of 40years has divorced us

Divorced us in secret from me. I heard finalized March 26th 2020in Clay county of Minnesota. What can be done about no notice on divorce decree? Can I challenge judgment so I can have input into 40years of my life where I am a victim of domestic violence abuse against men by battered husband... Read more »

Cheryl Powell
Cheryl Powell answered on Jul 11, 2020

You say you are homeless. If she did not know how to find you to have you served, she could have served you by publication notice in a newspaper.

Call the Clay County, MN circuit clerk's office. Ask for a copy of your file. Have it emailed to you. See if there is anything you...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Constitutional Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Illinois on
Q: In IL. if you convicted of a burglary but satisfactorily completed probation 10y ago. Can I get 2 amendment rights back?

In Cook County Illinois if you convicted of a burglary but never went to prison & satisfactorily completed probation ten years ago can you get it expunged & have Second amendment rights restored? The charge was for the new burglary a girl stole the laptop from a car I was there so I got in... Read more »

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Jun 10, 2020

You can not expunge such a case. Your only option is to file an Executive Clemency Petition requesting the governor to pardon you and allow you to expunge this matter. These types of petition are rarely granted, but it is your only option. You will want to hire an attorney to assist you with the... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Illinois on
Q: Hey so my friend and I agreed to have a friendly boxing spar we have no hate towards each other and can we box at park?

We wanted to box at a local park and can we get in trouble from this and also we are using this for content also but mainly for a friendly boxing spar at the park can we get in trouble?

Cheryl Powell
Cheryl Powell answered on May 21, 2020

I have never seen anyone ask for legal advice for a friendly spar. No lawyer would advise you to engage this behavior since we all know how things could escalate. Not to mention that is clearly against all covid guidelines. If your question has to do with parks and covid, that is controlled... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, Government Contracts and Juvenile Law for Illinois on
Q: I got pulled over after getting caught stealing from a gas station and that day was my last day of court supervision

I was just wondering is that going to go against it because by then I will have my court date in a few weeks away I would also like to add I’m a minor and was under the influence and they breathalyzer but they just let me go and said they send the tickets in the mail I’ve dealt with cops a lot... Read more »

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Mar 23, 2020

Your Court Supervision should be fine, but you really need to have your parents hire a criminal defense attorney for you in order to assist you with these new charges. The sooner an attorney is hired, the better.

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law for Illinois on
Q: what are the statue of limitations on a civil case on appeal in illinois
Cynthia Rote
Cynthia Rote answered on Feb 22, 2020

If you are asking how long you have to appeal a final judgment the answer is 30 days. You must file your Notice of Appeal within 30 days of the final judgment.

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.

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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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... 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
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
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... Read more »

Juan Ooink
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.

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