i am a victim in a domestic violence case and i got a subpoena. i understand i have to be at court and i will but i don't want to testify because i don't feel comfortable i have social anxiety. i have never been in trouble before and i don't know my rights. what happens if i refuse to testify?
If you refuse to testify you can be arrested and charged with obstruction of justice or some other penalties. You have been subpoenaed. Failure to appear and testify is a violation of the law. Most state's attorneys have victim witness coordinators. You should call that person at the...View More
To live with me, the father. She’s been here one week transferred schools and is settling in well, now her mom found out her husband is going to jail and will not be there an she needs a sitter for the other children so she wants to take my daughter back. My daughter wants to go back because she... View More
Under these circumstances, it is unlikely that you would prevail in this case unless you could prove that the mother knew it was happening and chose not to intervene. There are over 15 relevant factors but this is the biggest one in this situation. The law errs on the side of stability. If the...View More
Yes, in Illinois, if someone initially represents themselves in a criminal case (often referred to as "pro se" representation) but later realizes they cannot effectively do so or meets the financial eligibility criteria, they can request a public defender. Public defenders are appointed...View More
In Illinois, iPhone pictures of bruises can potentially be used as evidence in court for cases involving domestic battery. To ensure their admissibility, the photos must be relevant, authentic, and taken around the time of the incident. It's crucial to be able to explain how and when the...View More
Stolen. Im disabled n won't survive prison. She also put a op on me. She's extorting me I was told n is becoming extremely ruthless she even admits the car is mine n had til Jan 5 to get it out of her nane
Consider no unlawful contact as a limited protection order. It usually involves crime where someone was arrested for domestic violence. It can also mean any attempt to communicate with the alleged victim of the crime, especailly a child. Generally, unlawful contact remains in effect until...View More
I took a guilty plea and got probation a 4 year suspended doc and had to pay fines and get mental health treatment. But I'm diagnosed with bipolar 1, schizophrenia, PTSD, and hdhd. I was incarcerated for the crime I was allegedly being accused of and the jail wasn't giving me my... View More
Me and my wife have never had a criminal offence. We have a squeaky clean record. We both received a misdemeanor domestic in Missouri. Do we need a lawyer if we both want this to disappear and not go on our record?
A coworker filed a petition for a no contact stalking, alleging that I have harassed and intimidated them while at work, damaged their property. Coworker has never mention these allegations to our supervisor/HR dept., never made them aware that they were filing a petition. Coworker did not aware... View More
My girlfriend was advised by her jailhouse lawyer brother to somehow get or stage a domestic charge against me so that I couldn't be called as a witness in her now closed burglary case or come forward and she did a good job and I'm afraid the courts won't face the embarrassment of... View More
More information is needed to answer your question. Is your coworker singling you out and giving you the silent treatment due to your status in a protected class (race, religion, age, etc)? If not, and the reason for giving you the silent treatment is merely a personality conflict, your employer is...View More
Injury to your genitalia is an intentional act which means that it CANNOT be covered by insurance. This means that no attorney is going to spend their money to get a judgment that she can make worthless by filing bankruptcy. You would...View More
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