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Q: am i able to bring a photo copy of original insurance card for proof?
James G. Dimeas
James G. Dimeas answered on Jul 4, 2020

I see no reason why you can't. I've had many clients do that. The prosecutor may still call the insurance company to verify.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: Is there anyway I can fight a trespassing charge without a lawyer?

Me and my friend have been charged with trespassing in a parking garage because he lit a smoke bomb off, we are only teenagers so it’s not exactly in the budget but since we are 18 we don’t want it on our permanent record, any help is appreciated

Cheryl Powell
Cheryl Powell answered on Jul 3, 2020

Ask to have a public defender appointed to you.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: If a misdemeanor traffic speeding ticket (> 27miles in 45), is reduced to Petty offense vilation does it criminal record

And signing any bond is considered an arrest. I did not go to the police department, and do I have an arrest record , and SuperVision 4 month done Is a misdemeanor or a petty crime counted even after the violation has been reduced and will it appear in a background check?

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Jun 30, 2020

This will not appear on a background check if you were given Court Supervision and the ticket was reduced to a Petty Offense. The Supervision will show up on your driving record on the Supervision page and the case will still show up in the Circuit Court Clerk's system. You really should... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: My brother is on probation, can he be prosecuted for going to rehab?

My brother is an alcoholic and addicted to drug. He needs to be committed to rehab as an inpatient in order to get better. He's talked about how he wished he died multiple times and has overdosed multiple times. We have tried to get him to quit, but he won't. He claims if he gets in... Read more »

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Jun 22, 2020

Your question and facts are a little confusing. If he is on Probation, he should speak with his Probation Officer and that PO should be able to find him a facility that will work.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Illinois on
Q: can police in illinois enter and search a home for a suspect with an arrest warrant but no probable cause hes there
Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Jun 22, 2020

There are always two sides to a story, so your best option is to review your case with an attorney. The sooner you do this, the better.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: If my past felony charge is now legally a misdemeanor, does my record change? Or do I still need too expunge
David J. Winer
David J. Winer answered on Jun 21, 2020

It depends whether you received a Conviction or Supervision and also what other priors offenses are on your record. I suggest calling a lawyer in that county to look up your record and detemine if you are eligible for either an Expungment or to Seal your record.

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Q: can police demand ID for trespass,u are at walmart they ask u to leave,u do,police come/no crime

ur taking pics at walmart of ur car that was hit,walmart says no pics allowed on there property and ask u to leave,u do,police come to issue trespass away from walmart,do i have to ID with no crime committed?

David J. Winer
David J. Winer answered on Jun 21, 2020

If a private business, company or residence requests you to leave and stay off their property then you cannot stay or return. If you received that notice orally or in writing then you can be charged with trespass. The police ask for ID to make sure you are the correct person that they are giving... Read more »

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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Illinois on
Q: Hi there I’m a minor and was wondering what I could get charged for soliciting with a prostitute!

Supposedly the sheriff/court called me to inform me that my number was on a prostitutes phone and that they want to take me to court! So now I’m scared cause I don’t want to go to jail for something I didn’t really do! Either way if I did do it it would’ve been because of my horomones and... Read more »

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Jun 8, 2020

The charges all depend on the information they have and what they want to do. You or your parents need to hire a criminal defense attorney to assist you with this matter right away. DO NOT speak with the police until you hire an attorney. The sooner you hire an attorney, the better.

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Q: How does bonding out work without a bondsman? Do I really have to pay the whole 10% of the bond on the spot?

My boyfriend was recently arrested. His bail was set at 100,000 and of course 10% is the bond, I do not have that kind of money. I’ve managed to collect about half of it. I’m not knowledgeable on the law and had a few questions. How does this work? Do I really have to pay $10,000 for him to be... Read more »

Cheryl Powell
Cheryl Powell answered on May 31, 2020

Yes, 10% equals 10%. A lot of people borrow against their homes to get this kind of money. It is rare to find an inmate who admits he is guilty of anything.

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Q: Can they obtain a warrant??

My dad is currently in jail and may end up losing his house before he can get out. I had property I was storing there and decided to go get it before he lost everything. My uncle who does not reside in this state and has not even been in illinois in over 2 years called the police snyd told them he... Read more »

Cheryl Powell
Cheryl Powell answered on May 25, 2020

Yes, they can. Then you would have to defend in court if you were charged. Do not talk to the police without a lawyer.

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Federal Crimes for Illinois on
Q: How do i get an AGG Battery off my record from 1986?
Cheryl Powell
Cheryl Powell answered on May 24, 2020

Were you put on probation? The lawyer you speak with needs to have a copy of all of your documents, particularly your sentencing order, from your court file. I am not sure that it is even possible to get it off your record, but the type of probation you were on, if any, would matter.

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2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence and Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: Two soon to be parents get into a domestic violence dispute and the police is called the police tells us both the judge

the judge would say we would have to stay away from each other but with us being soon to be parents ether of us want that.

William Wolf
William Wolf answered on May 23, 2020

This sounds more like a criminal law question than a family law question. It sounds like at least one of you was arrested and charged with an offense such as domestic battery where the judge ordered as a special condition of bond that whichever one of you that was charged has to stay away from the... Read more »

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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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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: Police want me to sign a confession for a crime I didn’t commit. Does this mean that they have insufficient evidence?
William Wolf
William Wolf answered on May 20, 2020

Not necessarily. It means that they want "better" evidence than what they have. Whether they have "sufficient" evidence without it depends on the facts of your individual case.

What is absolutely clear is that you need an experienced criminal defense lawyer to represent...
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Q: Can someone on probation go to jail for threatening to hit a minor
Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on May 18, 2020

Assault is a crime regardless if the person is on probation. If you have been charged with an offense, you need to hire a criminal defense attorney right away.

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Q: My boyfriend is in Illinois prison for aggravated robbery with covid-19 and his asthma can we get him out sooner
Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on May 18, 2020

You need to contact the attorney that assisted him with his case. That attorney will have all of the needed information in order to see if there is anything that can be done.

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Q: Need help I can afford 1000 down and 500 a month but can find no willing attorneys for 2019cf270 fir Franklin county
Cheryl Powell
Cheryl Powell answered on May 17, 2020

You appear to be seeking assistance with hiring a lawyer. This is not such a forum. In this forum, simple questions can be posed and simple answers can be given. Your request is beyond the scope of this forum.

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: I have noticed that many counties are offering their jail inmates extremely light sentences

Are they going to offer the productive people out on bond the same thing if not I need help on a 2019 CF 270 case out of Franklin County

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on May 16, 2020

You need help regardless. You need to hire a criminal defense attorney right away. You are facing Felony charges and this is not something you want to play games with. Hire an attorney now.

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Q: I pleaded guilty to get court supervision and a fine. I paid off my fine. 2 days after that PETN REVOKE PROB/COND DISCH

DISCHARGE/SUP; FLD. What does that mean? I followed everything. Haven’t gotten pulled over since. Should I be worried?

James G. Dimeas
James G. Dimeas answered on May 13, 2020

It doesn't sound like you will have a problem, but you should talk to a criminal defense attorney to make sure.

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