It is a civil / municipal case where the village did along with the police department a total seizure of our house our property they made our car disappear our two dogs our two cats. They had the police illegally remove 2,175 plus items of our personal belongings from the house and they will not... Read more »
answered on Sep 11, 2022
The short answer is: Yes. If you cannot find a case on point in Illinois and the Wisconsin case is on point, most judges (and it is up to the judge) to allow you to reference another State. Frequently, in Judge rulings if they cannot find applicable Illinois case law, they will cite case law... Read more »
answered on Jan 4, 2022
In short, yes.
Police have the job of investigating cases.
Prosecutors have the job of deciding whether to file charges, on which charges they should be, and whether and how to proceed on them.
There is no legal requirement, despite how unusual that may be, for... Read more »
I consulted the law library at the court house in Lake County as to what forms to appeal my case about a red light camera fine . The two forms to appeal , one about motion to vacate looks interesting. But not sure either one will work.
Everything must be done by e file online court. Also I... Read more »
answered on Feb 4, 2021
Fighting these types of tickets are typically a complete waste of time and you are better off just paying the fine. If you really wish to appeal such a case, you will be wasting more time and money to do so.
We purchased a home in McHenry, IL and back up to a major roadway. We have dogs and kids and want to put in a 6' fence and not give up 30' of our yard. The restrictions are on the plat but nobody knows who owns them to have them removed. The restrictions are:
1. Fencing is... Read more »
answered on Oct 22, 2020
Based upon your description, it appears the City is/would be cooperative with your ultimate goal. It is likely the restrictions were put in place by the developer, perhaps based upon zoning or right of way issues. I would think the City should be able to work with you to develop a solution. I... Read more »
answered on Oct 9, 2020
It looks like part of your post may have gotten left off - that's probably why it remains open for four weeks. There's no guarantee all questions are picked up, but if you included what the law you're talking about is, a Chicago attorney would be in a better position to offer... Read more »
If my neighbor is complaining about installing gutters, do I have to install them? Am I legally obligated to install them?
answered on Jun 16, 2020
An Illinois attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Until you are able to reach a local attorney, you could start some self-help research by looking into state building codes (and local ones as well, if they address the issue). If such regulations or codes exist,... Read more »
I'd like to keep on at home or in my purse/car.
answered on Mar 10, 2020
Tasers are legal in IL with a valid FOID card, however, there are exceptions to when they may be used including:
--when you intend to use the weapon unlawfully against someone else
--while you’re masked or hooded in a way to hide your identity
--in a place licensed to sell... Read more »
answered on Aug 11, 2019
No. You may not contact the judge. It is extremely inappropriate.
If you're the one accused and you are asking to have someone's letter on your behalf not be considered by the judge, you're going to have to talk to your attorney about it. If you're representing... Read more »
answered on Sep 8, 2018
There is no way to answer this question without knowing why the municipality is threatening to demolish your house, what their local ordinances provide and whether their local ordinances are appropriate under state law. The stakes are high, so you need to make an appointment with a local lawyer as... Read more »
own psychologist, but the jail will not comply with the doctors recommendation for the inmate to be moved, what can their family do in order to get the jail to move him so he can get the help he needs?
Okay so there’s this guy that moves snow from alley to alley and always blocks my alley and I have no way of getting out And it’s annoying because he always moves it there and I always have to clean it again and again and it gets annoying you know
answered on Mar 18, 2018
You can report it to the city.
I believe I was pulled over for going through a yellow. Cop pulled a u-turn and followed me for a half mile. I put on my left blinker and turned, he pulled me over. Never told me why he pulled me over. Asked if I had been drinking, I said yes one beer three hours prior. Was asked by another officer... Read more »
answered on Jun 4, 2017
If it's a must appear ticket, there could be an arrest warrant.
answered on Jul 17, 2012
I would recommend looking at illinoisprobono.org. They have sample forms you can use. This should not be a substitute for legal advice from an attorney but it may be a start. Good luck.
answered on Jul 13, 2011
You can look up the municpal code and ordinances for Antioch and find out. Many towns have their codes and ordinances available online. If Antioch does not, usually the local library will have it. The municipal clerk will have a copy.
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