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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 under...
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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

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Illinois on
Q: I was charged with $800 for paraphernalia. Court and due date is Dec 2018. I started to seek therapy and help

this year for an Eating disorder i have had since i was little, and I am also diagnosed depressed with anxiety...I do not work or have income at the moment What can I do about the paraphernalia charge If i am unable to recover that amount...Thank you...

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Jeremy Wang
Jeremy Wang answered on Aug 29, 2018

Sorry to hear about your mental health issues keeping you from earning an income. It appears you are referring to the assessed fines and fees given the outcome of your case? If so, make certain you do go back to Court on your due date in December and ask the Judge for more time to pay. Hopefully,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Identity Theft for Illinois on
Q: If I hire a Chicago Criminal Law Attorney, can they dismiss a Case in North Carolina providing they are licensed there?
James G. Dimeas
James G. Dimeas answered on Jun 29, 2018

As long as the lawyer is licensed to practice law in North Carolina, they can handle cases in North Carolina if they practice law in North Carolina.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Illinois on
Q: Was pulled over for speeding now I’m fighting 10 charges based on what was found in the car . Was never given a

Speeding ticket or charged with any speeding violation charges . Can my case be thrown out based on it being no proof of why I was stopped in the first place for them to even search the car ?

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Apr 14, 2018

This is a question for your attorney to answer because that attorney has all of the information necessary to answer this type of question. If you have not hired an attorney, I suggest you do so right away.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Illinois on
Q: What kind of charges would constitute the police showing up in Illinois to serve a warrant from South Dakota?

They didn't say what the charge(s) were or where in South Dakota my friend was going. NOTE: I need to know the extradition laws for South Dakota.

James G. Dimeas
James G. Dimeas answered on Apr 11, 2018

You should contact a lawyer in South Dakota for any questions you may have regarding South Dakota laws. Maybe the lawyer can find what criminal charges you may be facing in that state.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support, Family Law and Federal Crimes for Illinois on
Q: I receive public assistance and live with the father of my children that supports them do i still have to file for child

I live with the father of my children who supports them. I receive public assistance. Do i need to file for child support? He isn't on their birth certificate.I haven't let them know he lives with us. We have been married for 4yrs which I never told them. I would like to come clean but not sure of... Read more »

Cheryl Powell
Cheryl Powell answered on Feb 17, 2018

The consequences are that you are committing fraud by lying on an application that you live with him. You would be best off just letting your assistance lapse if you would not qualify for it based on his income. Otherwise, you should see a lawyer for your particular facts.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Illinois on
Q: Can the father of my baby be taken away during the birth or go to jail if I'm a minor?

I live in Illinois, and I am 39 weeks pregnant. I am 14 years old and the father of the baby is 18 years old. We have agreed that he will be there during the birth, and will also sign the birth certificate. Do you think the hospital or somebody will turn him in? Do you think he'll get locked up?... Read more »

James G. Ahlberg
James G. Ahlberg answered on Jan 12, 2018

Can he be arrested and taken away during labor/birth? Yes. Is it likely to happen right at that time? No, although it will likely happen at some point. In the eyes of the law he committed statutory rape and is a sex offender if convicted.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support, Federal Crimes and White Collar Crime for Illinois on
Q: I did sign a voluntary parent agreement but on my defense I was lied too when I signed it I was told that it was ..

Just Hospital forms to release the baby too go home not understanding what the forms meant because this was my first dealings with a baby or those type of hospital forms plus I say again the mother gave all fake information on the birth certificate her name birthday Every thing

Ray Choudhry
Ray Choudhry answered on Oct 2, 2017

If you signed it, you are 99% out of luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Federal Crimes and White Collar Crime for Illinois on
Q: Yes It was Court order the story is I was dating this Woman

Put on the birth certificate and she put a wrong birthday 1984 but she was really born in 87,88,or 89,90 but not 1984 or her real name. I guess she lives with her grandmother now she is the one who put me on child support now the real questions are can I have her charged with fraud and Sue the... Read more »

Ray Choudhry
Ray Choudhry answered on Oct 2, 2017

If it was court ordered, then why didn't you attack your parentage then.

You haven't said if you signed a VAP (Voluntary Acknowledgment of Parentage).

2 Answers | Asked in Federal Crimes, Family Law and Child Custody for Illinois on
Q: My mother in law took my children across state lines without my consent and will not give them back what do I do
Cheryl Powell
Cheryl Powell answered on Aug 18, 2017

Hire a lawyer. Get an order for habeas corpus.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Illinois on
Q: Can felons move in with felons on parole
Cheryl Powell
Cheryl Powell answered on Aug 15, 2017

Not normally. Contact the parole officer.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: I recieved two tickets for excessive speeding and and driving with an invalid license. What penalties are applicable?

I am a minor and this is my first offense.I was going 35 mph over the limit. I was arrested the night of my offense. I would like to know what options I have to receive a less stiff penalty in court.

James G. Dimeas
James G. Dimeas answered on Jul 31, 2017

If you are speeding 35 mph over the speed limit, you should be facing a Class A misdemeanor which carries a maximum penalty of up to one year in jail and a maximum fine of $2,500. Prior to 2014 the threshold for a Class A Misdemeanor was 40 mph. Depending on the facts of your case, your criminal... Read more »

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