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Judy A. Goldstein

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  • Is there anything that can be done.

    I took a medication that messed me up bad. I have been off of it for over 4 months now and i still have problems from it.

    Judy’s Answer

    Not enough information is furnished to answer. Bring your information to an attorney who deals with defective medications. The attorney may be able to provide further guidance and advice. it maybe possible that you suffered a known side effect from your medication and there are warnings available and published accordingly.

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  • Can I sew my father for bringing me to America illegally at age 5?

    I was brought into this country illegally when I was 5yrs old. I was never able to fix my legal situation, but my father is a legal citizen.

    Judy’s Answer

    No, you cannot sue your father. Speak to an immigration attorney about your status.

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  • How to find out my IRS PIN in order to complete on line tax return?

    I did not submit any tax return since 2011 because I resided oversee. In 2015 I have withdrawn my retirement contributions some fed tax was withheld. Now I received form 1099 R, and I started fill out on line federal tax return but it was re...

    Judy’s Answer

    If you cannot get a new PIN online at the IRS website, speak to a tax consultant or file a paper return. This is not really a legal question.

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  • Do I have to hire attorney for shoplifting.

    I am 58 years old Male with no prior criminal background. I live in Kendall County, IL. I got caught shoplifting at a retail store this evening. The value is 32 dollar, I know this is really stupid, but will I got to jail for this? Do I need to hi...

    Judy’s Answer

    You are best helped by hiring an attorney. The chance of supervision is high if you are actually charged with a crime. Supervision is not a conviction. Expungement for a supervision is possible but you must wait at least 2 years. The conditions of your supervision might be that you stay in the state, so you will have to get permission to leave. That permission is usually granted in cases like yours.

    Now the extra information: Were you charged with a crime or with a municipal violation? You will know based upon the location of court - A courthouse or some village building- or who is named as the Plaintiff. If you are charged by the State of Illinois, then you are facing criminal charges and this is a jailable offense with up to $2,500 fine. (You will not likely receive any ail time and your fine will probably be much lower.) If you were charged with a municipal violation, the plaintiff will be the town or village where the incident took place and you will not be facing anything but a fine.

    There is law in the state of Illinois which allows for civil action collection when there is a retail theft. Most people choose to ignore the demand. This demand is for money over and above any fine you pay in compliance with a court order. People may get a few more letters, each time asking for more, and then they stop. While the retailer can sue you, it is extremely rare for anyone to actually be sued. You do not owe any money unless you are sued and the retailer wins. This is a common ploy. Do not pay. If you do, you will be in the national retail theft database which could affect your ability to get a job and could impact your life in other ways. If you are uncomfortable, hire a lawyer and have the lawyer write a cease and desist letter. That should be the end of it.

    Here is a good article: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB120347031996578719.html

    The National Retail Theft Database is actually a voluntary list put together by different individual retailers. Further, any member that published the information on the list, can thereafter remove it. Therefore, if you wish to have the entry removed, as you apparently do, your best bet would be to write a letter to the manager of the particular store and inquire as to what it would take for them to remove the entry.

    Please go to this link:
    http://www.avvo.com/legal-guides/ugc/should-i-pay-the-civil-demand-letter

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  • Can he be held responsible for support utilizing the 38% of the $8,600?

    Divorced 1/6/2015. Support 38% of earnings. I am 68. He is 62. He hurt shoulder at work. He is getting $5,000. per month from an AFLAC type of insurance & $3,600. (he said) from workman's compensation. He is also suing his employer & I dou...

    Judy’s Answer

    You are already divorced. The maintenance or support order is set forth in your judgment. That is the amount he is to pay unless the court orders a modification of the judgment. Speak to your lawyer or consult with one or more new ones.

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  • If my nephew marries someone who was illegal from Mexico how long after marriage does it take for her to be legal

    If my nephew married an immigrant from Mexixo who is not legal how long does it take to be a legal immigrant

    Judy’s Answer

    Marriage to a citizen does not automatically confer legal status on an illegal immigrant. I will add a practice area to attract those attorneys who can further answer.

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  • Need to get my license back

    Traffic

    Judy’s Answer

    Nowhere near enough information is furnished to respond.

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  • Can I go to the newspaper to make public a Protection Order that was granted with false allegations from the respondent?

    I have a Protection Order against me. I have copies of complaints and police reports with defamation and written false statements in them. I have copy of emails in which the plaintiff states I did certain criminal things which I did not. Can I...

    Judy’s Answer

    Going to the newspaper will do you absolutely no good. A protective order is issued by a judge. A newspaper will probably not even print your story. Let it go. If you want to look into getting rid of the protective order, speak to a lawyer.

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  • What happens if i dont attend a petition hearing since i do not live in that state? Can i call into it is their paperwork i fil

    I have a petition hearing my ex husband has against me. HE is saying i am in contempt for not signing a quick claim deed. WE verbally agreed after he made the payments for the loan ( i took a 401k loan for the property) then i would sign. It has...

    Judy’s Answer

    You can file a petition for rule and it might be heard the same day but you cannot handle your case by phone. Hiring a lawyer would help a great deal but in order to defend a petition for rule, you must be available to testify. You need to make up your mind whether to participate in your court proceedings or disregard them and suffer whatever sanctions are doled out by the decision of the judge.

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