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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 »

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.

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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4 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: When reducing an aggaravated speed violation to petty offense with supervision 4 month, is there a criminal record .....

When reducing an aggaravated speed violation to petty offense with supervision 4 month, is there a criminal record and does this violation affect the immigration status, knowing that I am waiting for an application for permanent residence

John S. Fotopoulos
John S. Fotopoulos answered on May 1, 2020

Typically, a reduction to a petty speeding offense does not result in a criminal disposition. However, consult with a lawyer as soon as possible.

As for the consequences on your immigration status, you should consult with an attorney concentrating immigration.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Illinois on
Q: Can a Prosecutor file a notice of 1 prior felony drug offense, if it was an alford plea?
Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Apr 13, 2020

What? If you have been charged with a criminal offense, you need to hire a criminal defense attorney right away. The sooner you hire an attorney, the better.

Q: Can I own/posess a firearm and grow medical cannabis in a recreational state? Thanks in advance, Veteran, 50, Illinois
Kimber Russell
Kimber Russell answered on Mar 10, 2020

If you have a valid medical marijuana card and your FOID card you can lawfully keep your firearm in Illinois at this time. Individuals who have drug addiction issues or have felony weapons charges on their records, however, are prohibited from owning a firearm.

Make sure you are abiding...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Illinois on
Q: If Your on FaceBook Arguing With Someone You Dont Know and Then They Die Can You Be Charged For It?

Even if theres no proof other then arguments online no weapon no witnesses nothing to place u at the crime.?

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Feb 19, 2020

At the very least you could be questioned. If you are questioned, you really should have an attorney by your side.

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Illinois on
Q: Is there a statue of limitations on filing an appeal to remove a charge on my record.?

If I was charged with 924c but never had a firearm in my possession can I get it removed from my record.?

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Jan 27, 2020

Your time to file an appeal is shortly after the case was resolved. If it has been more then 30 days since your case was resolved, you time to appeal has passed. You might want to consult with an attorney to see what other options, if any, you might have regarding this matter.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Illinois on
Q: if someone has a class x felony and eight class 2 felonies in IL, can a lawyer minimize upcoming sentence
Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Jan 17, 2020

This is something for you to discuss with your attorney. Only your attorney will have to needed information in order to address your concerns. If you have not hired an attorney yet, you should do so right away. The sooner you hire an attorney, the better.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Illinois on
Q: How do I inquire about somebody being indicted?in montana
William Wolf
William Wolf answered on Dec 25, 2019

There's not enough information here to answer your question adequately. This is because the federal and State court systems here in Illinois operate very differently. The federal courts in Illinois are divided into three separate federal districts, Northern, Central, and Southern. Each has... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Illinois on
Q: I am being charged with 2 class A felonies I am a minor ? I am being charged with theft of utility services

What could happen to me ? Is it possible to get these lowered or dropped ?

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Nov 12, 2019

You could be sentenced to the Juvenile Detention Center. There is always a possibility of charges being reduced but you will want your parents to hire a criminal defense attorney to assist you with these matters. The sooner your parents hire an attorney, the better.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Illinois on
Q: Wat does petition to increase bond maen???

I have court in the morning and on judici it says petition for increase

amount of bond, motion to be heard

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Aug 12, 2019

It means just what it says. The prosecutor filed a motion to increase or modify your bond, so you should be prepared to address it when you are in court. You should notify your attorney right away. If you have not hired an attorney yet, you should do so right away.

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Intellectual Property, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Illinois on
Q: 17 year old forged his fathers name and traded me vehicles across state lines. Parents want to trade back or report

I have the advertised post on Facebook printed out and everything. I already sent the title in. He's in Kentucky, I'm in Illinois.

William Wolf
William Wolf answered on May 23, 2019

I am not sure what your question is.

If you're asking, does the 17 year old need a criminal defense lawyer for any investigation regarding his conduct? Yes. This is a State and a federal offense.

If you're asking, do you need a criminal defense lawyer? If you're...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Illinois on
Q: What happens if a 17 year old is caught with an ounce of marijuana
Cheryl Powell
Cheryl Powell answered on Feb 13, 2019

Typically, they get a small fine.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Illinois on
Q: how much time is a battery charge for a 14 year old ?
Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Dec 18, 2018

This is a great question to discuss with their attorney. That attorney will have all of the needed information in order to answer this question.

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1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes for Illinois on
Q: If a child is kidnapped, but no interstate transportation is known, will the FBI begin an investigation?
William Wolf
William Wolf answered on Nov 30, 2018

Quite possibly. The FBI is sometimes asked to assist local law enforcement even if, in the end, jurisdiction belongs in State court.

2 Answers | Asked in Federal Crimes for Illinois on
Q: Does the federal government always get jurisdiction if you commit a crime across state lines or are there instances when

one of the two states can prosecute instead?

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 19, 2018

Actually, the dual sovereign principal which is before the Supreme Court this year for review allows the federal government to both prosecute and sentence. Under your scenario all three, both states and the federal government, could prosecute and separately sentence.

Often the feds chose...
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1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes for Illinois on
Q: Could the state of Illinois prosecute a federal crime if it wanted to?
T. J. Jesky
T. J. Jesky answered on Sep 22, 2018

Generally speaking, a state prosecutor can not prosecute a federal case. State prosecutors prosecute state crimes. However, there are many federal laws that have state counter parts which can also be prosecuted at the state level.

That being said, in very rare cases, a state prosecutor...
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1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes for Illinois on
Q: Are felonies always considered federal crimes?
Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Sep 1, 2018

I think you are asking whether all federal crimes are felonies. The answer is no

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