Joshua Sachs’s Answers

Joshua Sachs

Evanston Appeals Lawyer.

Contributor Level 19
  1. I've been accused of agg. battery causing great bodily harm and the case has been going on for over a year.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Charles B. Upton II
    2. Evan Mitchell Kleiman
    3. Joshua Sachs
    4. Brian Lee Michael Balaguera
    5. Samie Ata
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    It is difficult to imagine a worse idea.

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  2. In a federal case , what may be some signs that mean your codefendants are cooperating ?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jay K Goldberg
    2. Joshua Sachs
    3. Eric Edward Rothstein
    4. Joseph A Lo Piccolo
    5. Douglas Holbrook
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    The best sign that some of your co-defendants are cooperating is that you have a federal case with mulitple defendants.

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  3. Why am i more than 50% at fault when someone hits my car from behind? Do I have a reasonable chance to correct by appeal?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Christian K. Lassen II
    2. Henry Lebensbaum
    3. Joshua Sachs
    4. Alan James Brinkmeier
    5. Michael Shemtoub
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    It does not sound as though you have been stuck with an criminal or civil liability on this case, at least not at this point. What you are asking about is a determination by your own insurance company. There is probably an internal appeal mechanism within the company, and possibly a review procedure available through your state insurance commission. What the standard of review is I have no idea. I assume the decision was based on you cutting into a small space leaving an unreasonably small...

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  4. Can a defendant be indicted in felony case in his absentia? Does that legal?

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Joshua Sachs
    2. Purav Bhatt
    3. Jeffrey Allen Fagan
    4. Harold L. Wallin
    5. Alan James Brinkmeier
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    Indictments are always issued ex parte without participation by, and often without the knowledge of, the defendant.

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  5. Credibility Of A Felon

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Melissa I. Smejkal
    2. Joshua Sachs
    3. Judy A. Goldstein
    4. Louis Joseph Meyer
    5. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
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    The law only says that, subject to some highly technical rules, the felony conviction can be brought to the attention of the trier of fact, i.e., the jury or, in a bench trial, the judge. It does not say how much weight the trier of fact should give this information. That is a judgment call that depends on the details of each case and also on the individual opinion of each juror or trial judge.

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  6. Can he appeal the sentence

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Joshua Sachs
    2. Thomas G. Briody
    3. Melissa I. Smejkal
    4. James Regan
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    As Mr. Briody says, there could be a lot of variables here. The issues involved in trial and sentencing (and you did not mention sentencing) can get complicated. There may be a remedy (which might or might not be appeal) with the respect to the first conviction, and there might not be. A review of the details by an attorney familiar with Illinois appellate and collateral practice would be in order, and the lawyer might have to do some fairly extensive research just to determine whether there...

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  7. Do I need an attorney to get domestic battery charges dropped?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Joshua Sachs
    2. Melissa I. Smejkal
    3. Theodor Kaplun
    4. Matthew Scott James
    5. Adam Domenick Rumschlag
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    The State's Attorney is under no obligation to honor your wife's preference and may have good reason for not wanting to do so. If you talk to the State's Attorney yourself and the charges are not dismissed than anything you said to the SA can be used as evidence against you at trial, and might be enough to convict you even without your wife's testimony. A lawyer has no such problem. A domestic battery conviction, should you get one, is permanent and will leave you with a record that cannot...

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  8. How long of waiting period before i beginning the Illinois expungment process. i was a first time convict of a class 3 felony

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Judy A. Goldstein
    2. Ted Harvatin
    3. Joshua Sachs
    4. Melissa I. Smejkal
    5. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
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    No Illinois conviction can be expunged and only a very few Class 4 felonies can be sealed, so there is nothing you can do unless the law is changed at some future time.

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  9. If a man commits murderer in sake of self defense, but then hides his mistake what would happen?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Joshua Sachs
    2. Melissa I. Smejkal
    3. Louis Joseph Meyer
    4. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
    5. James Donald Garrett
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    His "mistake" is making that kind of posting on line. That can be traced, friend. I think a consultation with a good and highly experienced criminal defense attorney is in order. Like, tomorrow morning.

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  10. My public defender is now my Prosecutor. Is this wrong?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Judy A. Goldstein
    2. Joshua Sachs
    3. Chen Kasher
    4. William R. Hixson
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    Your former PD is now the assistant State's Attorney assigned to your case, or your former PD is now the elected State's Attorney for county? It might make a difference. Ask the judge to appoint the PD and make sure your lawyer knows about this. It does sound like a problem, possibly either way.

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