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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Illinois on
Q: My boyfriend is bipolar and wasn't taking his meds. He ended up assaulting me. Can I work with his lawyer to hel

So my boyfriend is bipolar and can become manic. He ended up assaulting me pretty bad. My family took me to the hospital were I found out I had a broken nose, two black eyes, a chiped tooth and bruises from head to toe. They pressured me to make report which I did but I thought I could drop the... Read more »

Dan Nold
Dan Nold answered on Feb 28, 2021

Victims of domestic violence have rights pursuant to Marsy's Law. Those include the right to hire an attorney and be informed of everything going on in the case and the ability to make a statement to the judge. You should consult with an attorney who represents victims of domestic violence... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Illinois on
Q: Search warrant issued specifically for a gun/bullets in a persons home can anything besides said items be seized?

Neighbor accused of discharging a firearm in town was n a standoff in the street in front of my home. The man was suicidal and I went outside only seeing police pointing guns at him. I coarsed the man into my home and calmed him down and reasoned w him to go outside w me and give himself over to... Read more »

Dan Nold
Dan Nold answered on Feb 28, 2021

This sounds like a whole can of worms, but generally, things in plain view may subject you to criminal charges. Stop talking about your case on the internet, do not talk to the police, and lawyer up.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: If I overdosed and my girlfriend calls 911 aren't we both protected under Good Samaritan act or the immunity act??

I was in a hotel with my girlfriend and a buddy stopped by and has heroin, I take methadone from a clinic, I take to much and overdose, my friend runs and leaves while my gf calls 911... well my "friend" leaves his heroin behind as he flee's cause he says he has warrants... The... Read more »

Dan Nold
Dan Nold answered on Feb 28, 2021

There are certainly defenses like what you are referring to. The facts of the case must fit a very specific fact pattern. You should consult with an attorney to further evaluate this defense and help you defend this charge.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: Would reporting my concern to internal affairs about my relatives being harassed by visits help my situation

I've retained an attorney. But my relatives have been questioned by sheriffs department and feel harassed . Plus neighbors at my complex feel they are being investigated or are in trouble. I've been told its a missing teen that contacted me

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Feb 25, 2021

You need to discuss your concerns with your attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Legal Malpractice for Illinois on
Q: What if a prosecutor is found committing misconduct and is fired. Should his court cases during that time be dismissed?
Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Feb 25, 2021

It all depends on the case and the misconduct. This is something you should be discussing with your attorney. Only your attorney will have the needed information in order to address your concerns. If you have not hire an attorney yet, you should do so right away.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Internet Law for Illinois on
Q: How are police able to track you on the internet if you committed a crime?

If you committed a cyber crime can police track you in any way other then an ip address? Like via your internet browser even if the cyber crime took place on a different website other then your internet search site or a MAC address? If they are able to track you only through an ip address and you... Read more »

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Feb 22, 2021

First, you need to stop posting information regarding a potential crime. Second, if you have been charged with an offense, you need to hire a Criminal Defense Attorney right away. Finally, DO NOT speak to the police without an attorney by your side.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: Need legal advice

If you committed a cyber crime worth over $1M dollars what would be the possible legal consequences. The crime that was committed was that over $1M dollars worth of merchandise was purchased for the retail store where i work. None of it was going to be taken it would be all to sell. When they got... Read more »

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Feb 22, 2021

Your fact pattern is not very clear. Generally, it is typically better to say nothing and wait to see what happens. If anyone asks you questions regarding your actions, you need to hire a Criminal Defense Attorney before you do anything. Absolutely, DO NOT speak with the police without an attorney... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: What does it mean when my court dates all got moved up for me to be seen all in the same day

There all 3 are for different cases

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Feb 19, 2021

It is hard to say without more information. This is really something you should be discussing with your attorney. If you have not hired an attorney yet, you should do so right away.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and White Collar Crime for Illinois on
Q: I was arrested on a forgery warrant. The cops told me i could take my cell phone with me so I could use it to contact

Family about bail. At jail, they refused to let me use it an then stated that were seizing it for evidence. They did not have a search warrant for phone and did not provide me a receipt of the seizure. Is that legal?

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Feb 16, 2021

It all depends on the case. This is something you need to discuss with your attorney. If you have not hired an attorney yet, you need to do so right away.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and White Collar Crime for Illinois on
Q: Can text messages used before an arrest happened, be used in the courtroom? How cN they prove that the defendant sent?
Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Feb 16, 2021

It all depends on the messages and the case. This is something you should be discussing with your attorney. If you have not hired an attorney yet, you should do so right away.

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law and Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: If I lose appeal on monetary judgement will I have to pay twice as much or the original amount of judgement

I lost a court case and ordered by the judge to pay back the legal fees of the plaintiff for $20,000. I want to appeal my case. If I appeal and lose will I have to pay twice as much as the original judgement- $40,000? Or would I still pay the $20,000 of the original judgement? Will I have to pay... Read more »

Charles William Michaels
Charles William Michaels answered on Feb 12, 2021

First, I am not an Illinois lawyer. That being said, if you lose your appeal, I would think you would have to pay the original judgment PLUS interest at the legal rate. I don't think you are required to pay the opposite party's legal fees incurred on appeal.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: Doing a car search that was not consenting police rip the inside of my wallet apart and search for contraband

This is the third time being pulled over for what the police say is drug activity not finding drugs any time on any one of the searches this Time they destroy my wallet. It’s the same officer in the same town every time

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Feb 11, 2021

Not sure what your question is her because you do not ask one. If you wish to file a law suit against the officer, you will need to hire a very specific type of Civil attorney to assist you with this matter.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Illinois on
Q: Can a case be thrown out on a technicality on these circumstances

Many laws are written as in he, him, and other male pronouns. Many also do have the he/she/they to include both man and woman (and whatever other weird genders and sexes lol). Let’s say a woman committed a crime as opposed to a man because the law only uses male pronouns. Could the case be thrown... Read more »

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Feb 10, 2021

Absolutely not. This is not a reason to have a case dismissed. If you are facing charges, you need to hire a Criminal Defense Attorney right away. The sooner you hire an attorney, the better.

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 Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Illinois on
Q: How can you be charged for distribution when the government has no drugs? None in discovery. Where are the drugs?
Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Feb 2, 2021

This is something you need to discuss with your attorney. Only your attorney will have the needed information in order to address your concerns. The sooner you hire an attorney, the better.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: Can I be charged with a class A misdemeanor for violation of bail bond conditions (no-contact order) for trespassing?

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Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Jan 29, 2021

Since you have been charged already, you now the answer to your question. You absolutely can be charged. Now the question is, can you be found guilty. This is a question to discuss with your attorney. Only your attorney will have to needed information in order to answer this question. If you have... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Federal Crimes for Illinois on
Q: How can you be indicted with no probable cause and still be held?

1st indictment didn't have probable cause and the government admitted it yet he was still detained. Government didn't file an 851 and superseded him. How could the probable cause change?

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Jan 28, 2021

Again, these are questions to discuss with the Defendant's attorney. Only the attorney will have the needed information in order to address your concerns. If they do not have an attorney, one should be hired right away. The sooner an attorney is hired, the better.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Federal Crimes for Illinois on
Q: Can the grand jury use the same evidence to indict you again for the same charge?

1st indictment for distribution didn't have probable cause but he was still indicted. How can grand jury indict again with the same evidence and add another charge and co conspirator?

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Jan 28, 2021

This is really something to discuss with the Defendant's attorney. Only their attorney will have the needed information in order to address your concerns. If they have not hired an attorney yet, they need to do so right away. The sooner an attorney is hired, the better.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Illinois on
Q: Are you entitled to a private investigator for your criminal case? How do you get one?
James G. Dimeas
James G. Dimeas answered on Jan 27, 2021

You do have the right to hire a private investigator. This is something you should talk to your lawyer about. Most experienced criminal defense attorneys have private investigators that they regularly use.

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2 Answers | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Illinois on
Q: Why wont they government turn over the grand jury testimony?
James G. Dimeas
James G. Dimeas answered on Jan 27, 2021

The Grand Jury transcripts should be provided to your attorney after you are Arraigned and during the Discovery phase.

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