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Richard Joseph Albanese

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  • Would the state drop the charges

    I woke my gf up she was grumpy i padded her on the back of the head to get her attention then left to get my kid from school she called my counselor to see about help with my meds and the receptionist even though she said thats not what she wanted...

    Richard’s Answer

    It is up to the State's Attorney to dismiss or proceed with charges. your GF would have input into this decision, other factors could include but are not limited to: your criminal history, any injuries to GF, and any prior incidents with your GF or others. If your GF does not wish to proceed she should contact the State's Attorney proactively and not just blow the case off. Either way you are facing a Class A misdemeanor and need an attorney.

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  • My son received an ordinace violation for being caught in a car with 3 other youths (all 19 yrs) smoking weed.

    They were parked in a car, he had 1 gram or under with a grinder. They had their finger prints and picture taken. This is the 1st time he was ever caught with this

    Richard’s Answer

    I would most certainly not advise you to just pay the violation as that will result in a conviction, potential loss of driving privileges and a stain on his record that will follow him in applying to colleges and potentially on job applications as well. An experienced criminal defense attorney is recommended.

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  • MY SON WAS LOCKED UP UNTIL HIS NEXT COURT do to residential burglary they said they only found fingerprint on the outside windo

    my son has no previous record on this only with a bag of cannbas on him

    Richard’s Answer

    If their was a trial here it may be too late, if not hire a Criminal Defense Attorney with felony trial experience.

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  • Do I need a lawyer for early probation termination hearing?

    Hi! I visited my PO today, and asked her if my probation can be terminated early. She said she will send papers to the judge, and that I will receive a hearing date. My question is do I need a lawyer for the hearing? Do I have to do something befo...

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    Yes, you should have an attorney as some judges may be more likely to terminate these conditions earlier than others. You may also be told to come back in a period of a few months. There has to be a good reason also and not just that fines were paid and classes were completed. Some examples include military service, educational and career opportunities etc.

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  • What could be the punishment in Illinois for picking up a battery Charge and then 6 years later a Domestic Battery Charge?

    My Ex recently attacked me and i pressed charges due to the extent of how she went about it, she was drunk and came to my property, damage my car, damaged home property, and hit me with a brick, and i had a witness that seen this. i pressed char...

    Richard’s Answer

    Domestic Battery is a Class A misdemeanor punishable by 1-364 days in jail. If you do not wish to go forward with the case you should inform the Prosecutor as they will often respect your wishes, but it is ultimately their decision to proceed or not. If you do wish to go forward see could realistically face jail time for hitting you with a brick.

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  • Do cops have to read you your miranda rights for underage drinking

    me and my friend were put into a cop car and arrested for drinking, although we were, the cops forgot to read us our miranda rights, do we still gotta pay the ticket and/or what should i do?

    Richard’s Answer

    You may not want to rush into paying a fine and pleading guilty as your license may be suspended as a consequence of conviction. Depending on the circumstances you may be eligible for an amended ordinance charge or a deferred prosecution.

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  • My friend got a DUI in Idaho while on Supervision in Illinois. Will convicted dui reopen IL case?

    On supervision for 1 year in IL for misdemeanor drug charge. He was given a DUI yesterday in Idaho and succumbed to a blood test. If he withholds both cases from eachother, would Illinois be allowed to reopen supervision case?

    Richard’s Answer

    Yes, if Illinois is informed of the new DUI case then there may be action taken and the Secretary of State will likely revoke his license as well.

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  • Where can i find a pro bono criminal defense lawyer in Chicago, IL for a case in Will county?

    My mother unfortunately was arrested with a small amount of a illegal substance. This was a her first offense. We do not have money as I used our rent money to bail her out! We need some help and she is now the only provider in the house!

    Richard’s Answer

    Public defender or contact the will county bar association for referral.

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  • A written statement by victim the day of a domestic, can this be introduced in court if victim does not want to press charges?

    Husband charged with felony 2, aggravated domestic, wife wrote statement day of the incident, was on narcotics from receiving them during ER visit, wife does not want to press charges, can that written statement be used in court during trial if ...

    Richard’s Answer

    If there is a witness to the statement they can testify to it generally.

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  • How do you get the pelminary hearing report

    the report of the case

    Richard’s Answer

    Check with the local clerks office first to confirm the proper case number. Once you have done that call the court reporters office and order the transcript which would be 50-100 dollars generally.

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