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Judy A. Goldstein

Judy Goldstein’s Answers

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  • Can you be charged with abandoning your home if you live in the same house as someone you are trying to have leave

    I have a person staying with me that has aquired residency due to the time I have tried to help her. She pays no rent. Things have turned bad and I'm afraid to stay at my house with her I own it and have came to my daughters so nothing can hap...

    Judy’s Answer

    You cannot be charged with abandoning a home that you own. Go speak with a lawyer about how to peoprly evict your unwanted tenant and get you home back safely and legally.

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  • Cell phone ticket bull valley il

    Got a cell phone ticket. Police officer tells me pay 60 dollars first offense so not a moving violation. Go to pay ticket and told its 120.00 and a moving violation. Got a speeding ticket 5 months ago did traffic school to keep of record now I...

    Judy’s Answer

    Regardless of the outcome, the citations will be on your driving record. Traffic school on the first citation merely prevented you from a conviction.

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  • I got a speeding ticket requested a jury trial do I need an attorney the trooper said I speeding in a construction zone.

    My defense is I nor he was in the zone when he clocked me. He was five miles from the construction zone when he clocked me I have pics of the area.

    Judy’s Answer

    If you wish to go to trial on the issue of speeding in a construction zone, you are much better off hiring an attorney. Simply denying you were speeding will result in a case of your word against the trooper's. You had better have a much stronger defense then what you have indicated here.

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  • I am 19 and just started dating a girl who turns 16 in a few months. We do not plan on having sex. Is this legal?

    Hello! Thanks for taking time to look at this. I just started dating my friend who is sixteen (and turns seventeen/the age of consent at the end of the year); I am nineteen. We will not be having sexual intercourse until she is at least at the ...

    Judy’s Answer

    You are correct that the age of consent in Illinois is 17. Furthermore, although dating would not be illegal, sexual activity right now would be. Rather than asking lawyers about whether it is legal to have such a relationship, why not consider dating somebody your own age and simply remaining friends with this young girl?

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  • Wage garnishment in Illinois. if I am sued by more than one company can they both garnish my wages at the same time

    Illinois law says that only 15% of wages can be garnished, is that per company or total at any one time, thank you

    Judy’s Answer

    The maximum amount that can be garnished will be taken by the first to seek garnishment. Therefore, only one garnishment at a time can be honored.

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  • I moved in to a new place. After a few days they said they didn't want me, told me to leave and posted the room. What can I do?

    I started moving into a place near school before term and stayed a few nights. I had a written (email records) agreement with the primary lease holder that I could move in and would be put on the lease (although, I am not yet). I paid a security d...

    Judy’s Answer

    While it may be possible that you are a tenant and should have been formally evicted through legal proceedings, you are probably better off finding a new place to live and leaving this unfortunate incident behind you. Any. legal action if you might consider. Against the landlord or your housemates would cost you more time and money than would be worth it for you. Besides, it is clear you likely would never be happy there anyway. Best wishes for finding a new home and a happier environment.

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  • Do I have a case at all for fraud and scam.

    About 4 months ago I had a dog that was chained up. He had a collor on him. But he kept trying to pull away that the collor end up cuting his throte, I had my Dad take the dog to the vet because I was unable to make it. The Vet gave my dad 2 c...

    Judy’s Answer

    You have no viable lawsuit against the vet. In fact, considering you describe having abused the dog, the poor thing is better off without you and you are better off without any pets. Shame on you for your treatment of a helpless animal and then to think you should profit from his adoption. You do not need a lawyer and you will get no sympathy from most of us.

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  • My friend is in prison and his out date calculation is wrong. Is there anything we can do to get his time credited?

    So, my friend was on a 3 year MSR and was out about 10 months. He was arrested for Dui and locked up in Dupage County for about 4 months before he was sentenced to 2 years. According to all of the paperwork....mitimus, sentencing, and parole boa...

    Judy’s Answer

    This is something your friend's lawyer should be handling

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  • Party video with alcohol and nudity found involving minors

    A video was recently brought to my attention that involves my daughters teacher. This video was taken 5 years ago while teacher was (and still is) a teacher at my children's school. The video shows her drinking and dancing in a wet t-shirt conte...

    Judy’s Answer

    On what basis do you claim to be a mandatory reporter? What allegations do you have that the teacher committed child abuse or neglect? Granted, her behavior 5 years ago may not have been proper but your recourse is to discuss the video with the schoil adminstration. It will be up to her empl,oyers how if at all to act.

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  • Are blue cab lights illegal

    Are blue cab lights illegal

    Judy’s Answer

    Blue cab lights are permitted in certrain municipalties and for certsin individuals. You should contact your local municipality to find out if you qualify to have blue lights in/on your vehicle.

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