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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Federal Crimes for Illinois on
Q: Can someone be charged and held in prison under an alias name?

My father was a teenager when he was charged of committing murder in the 90’s. He is under a different name. When you search him , they have his birthday and a alias name.

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko answered on Nov 15, 2021

Yes, criminal charges are possible when the law-enforcement does not know the actual, legal, or true name of the suspect, so, the charges may be filed under any name available or given to the authorities. As in the case with your family member you could see that could happen.

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes for Illinois on
Q: Can home invasion charges be dropped by the victim in Illinois
William Wolf
William Wolf answered on Oct 24, 2021

Cases are not brought by victims of crime.

Cases are also not dropped by victims of crime.

They are brought by prosecutor offices. In Cook County, for example, almost all State prosecutions are brought by the Cook County State's Attorney's Office.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Illinois on
Q: How can I fight not going to jail. After the fbi/police charge me with robbing an atm in illinois and they have pictures
Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko answered on Oct 23, 2021

First things first, it is not legally possible to "rob" an ATM. Robbing could only involve depraving a human being of any things of value or property. Thus, a possible crime would be criminal trespass, criminal damage to bank's property, aggravated theft with use of tools and theft... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Personal Injury for Illinois on
Q: Can I file a personal suit after being the victim of a felony assault?

I was the victim of a felony assault in 2019. The case just came to an end today with the state successfully getting a guilty please. I will receive restitution for damages received (I have lasting damage to my vision in my left eye, restitution only covers vision therapy receipts up to last year,... Read more »

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko answered on Sep 28, 2021

You most definitely may initiate a civil action for additional lasting damages against the convicted person based on your description. I believe you have requisites merits to initiate such suit for damages, however, the difficulty will lie in the following: even if you file and obtain a judgment... Read more »

Q: Bout identity theft. Ant inheritance

My gmaw passed away an I was post to get one fifth of the inheritance. I was in prison. Now they say that it all got stolen an there is nothing I can do. I no my mom got my gmaw van n lost it n my sis got a few things I never received anything. They haven't ss# n all my info I think they might... Read more »

Kevin E. Flynn
Kevin E. Flynn answered on Aug 4, 2021

I am so sorry that this happened to you. Your question went out to attorneys that file patents for inventions. There is not a category for paRents which is what you may have been trying to hit. You may want to add Family Law to the category set.

You may want to contact Legal Aid near...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Illinois on
Q: I was approached by narcotics officers saying they had me set up last year. They haven’t showed me any proof

Also if they do it was entrapment because I don’t do that but it was a guy who kept asking me to get him some like more than 4/5 times and I finally did it trying to be nice. I didn’t have them I got them from elsewhere for him. That’s the only time I’ve ever did it in last 3 years of... Read more »

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Mar 9, 2021

You need to hire a Criminal Defense Attorney to assist you with this matter right away. The sooner you hire an attorney, the better.

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 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, 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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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Illinois on
Q: Can 2 people be charged with distribution and conspiracy of the same drugs?
Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Jan 27, 2021

Short answer is yes. All of the people involved or believed to be involved can be charged. If you have been charged, you need to hire a Criminal Defense Attorney right away. The sooner you hire an attorney, the better.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Illinois on
Q: How can you be indicted for distribution when the ci said you didn't give him the drugs, someone else did?

How can they supersede you even after they admitted they didn't have probable cause the first time and they still charge you with the distribution and add conspiracy? Isn't that double jeopardy? Now have co-defendent that actually gave the drugs to ci yet wasnt charged until a selective... Read more »

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Jan 27, 2021

First, it is not double jeopardy. The State is free to proceed by way of Preliminary Hearing and Indictment. If they fail at Preliminary Hearing, they are free to seek an Indictment. Second, you could be charged if you were involved in any way. Finally, you need to hire a Criminal Defense Attorney... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets, DUI / DWI and Federal Crimes for Illinois on
Q: I went 90 mph in a 60 mph highway. I got pulled over and got no ticket but got court and I dont know what to do.
Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Nov 30, 2020

Because it is a criminal offense (with a mandatory court appearance), having an attorney is recommended. Aggravated speeding 26-34 mph over the limit is a class b misdemeanor. Technically, it is punishable by up to 6 months in jail and a $1500 fine. Depending on certain factors, it may be possible... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Illinois on
Q: Where can I get a price range of the fee for criminal defense attorneys? In San Joaquin County.
Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Oct 23, 2020

You need to call around to attorneys in and around San Joaquin County. This is the only way to get fee information.

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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