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Judy A. Goldstein

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  • Criminal law attorney

    i was interagated two times for a murder case once at a police station and another time i was subpoenaed to show up in front of a grand jury but both times my statement remained the same and my statement that was given stated i didn't know nothing...

    Judy’s Answer

    You posted a similar message earlier today but this time you did not ask a question. If you were excused from the grand jury, you were free to go. The answer remains that you are not entitled to a public defender for an appearance before the grand jury but can hire private counsel, and should do so, if you suspect you will be charged with a crime. Please review the answers you received the first time you posted a message.

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  • What can I do if I owe court fees from retail theft?

    About a year ago, I was sentenced to court supervision for 12months (in cook county, IL). Now 12months and 5 days have passed and still have not payed the fines. The fines are only $289, but I've just started working, have been unemployed for abo...

    Judy’s Answer

    When you go to court tomorrow, check in with the clerk but the clerk will make no decisions. Tell the judge you have just returned to work and need more time to pay the fine. If you can come up with even a small amount to pay tomorrow, that will be helpful.

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  • Can a lender in the state of Illinois pursue a deficiency judgement against an out-of-state mortgagor?

    Can an Illinois-based lender pursue a deficiency judgement against a mortgagor who is in default on an Illinois property and who now lives out of state and had to be served out of state?

    Judy’s Answer

    Moving out of state does not protect a mortgagor from being sued in Illinois for a deficiency judgment for Illinois property. Service out of state is sufficient to confer jurisdiction, provided service was properly accomplished.

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  • Do police have the right to stop moving vehicles at a stop sign intersection while on foot for a seat belt check?

    When the officer was asked about their right to do so they said they had the permission from federal law.

    Judy’s Answer

    Yes, the police have every right while on foot to stop a driver at an intersection.

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  • Real Estate Issue with my commercial tenant neighbor. NEED A LAWYER.

    My house backs up to a public alley. The entrance to the garage is from this Public Alley. A grocery store also backs up to this public alley. The delivery vehicles use this public alley to get to the loading dock of the grocery store to unload go...

    Judy’s Answer

    This forum is not a help wanted board. Also, the attorneys here are not permitted to solicit your business, However, you can click on the Find a Lawyer link at the top of this page and find many qualified lawyers available to assist you. Best of luck.

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  • Criminal law attorney

    i was interogated about a murder that happened and i had no knowledge of it and i gave my testimony and my testimony basically said all i had was a fight and the murder i had no knowledge of that then i was subpoenaed to court as a witness but i...

    Judy’s Answer

    You are not entitled to a PD as a witness. If you wish to hire private counsel, that is up to you.

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  • What can I do if my boss overworks me until I quit?

    Been there 7 yrs I have multiple duties this is the fourth store I've been too due to transfers. The most recent reason for transfer bully by coworkers brought to managers attention he said ignore it then he said u wanna transfer? I did this place...

    Judy’s Answer

    No information contained in your inquiry reveals any basis for anything that you can do if you quit. Obviously there is nothing at this job that makes you happy. Your employer is not obligated to place you at a facility where you are happier than where you are now. Look for a new job. Quit after you find new employment.

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  • Have Illinois revoked lic on DUI. No other charges. What states if any will allow me to obtain lic if I live there. Western st.

    Felony conviction 1981. Sentence served

    Judy’s Answer

    It is unlikely any state will grant you a drivers license if you are revoked in Illinois. Please speak to an attorney about getting your Illinois license reinstated. The go-to attorney in Springfield for drivers license issues is Ted Harvatin. He may respond to your inquiry. Contact and hire him!

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  • Can a customer sue a hotel for continuous, ongoing harassment?

    We are purposely being harassed by some of the Holiday Inn personnel staff here in Roselle, IL due to us paying a "residential rate" which is a discounted rate. We've been here for 3 years now but since this hotel have changed ownership we are now...

    Judy’s Answer

    You can sue anyone for anything but the better question is whether you can win, and if so, whether you can collect. Your strong belief might be accurate but unless you have definite proof, you will probably go nowhere in court. You will spend a great deal of money and time without the guarantee of a positive outcome. As for the annoyance, most motels and motels these days are privately owned so you can complain to the corporate owners or to corporate headquarters for the chain. You may There is no guarantee you will get a response or even that you will get a positive response. You could ask for a different room but may be denied If the employees are trying to get you to move since the rate you are paying might not transfer to a new space. Read the documents you received when you first took the room. There may be additional information available there. You could also discuss your situation in private with an attorney.

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  • How much time will i possibly serve?

    I am not a us citizen 25 years ago in chicago i was on probation and was convicted with position of cocain and weapon charges.. I was out on bail i fled the country went over seas to the middleeast... Im trying to come back and turn my self in ?...

    Judy’s Answer

    There is no way of knowing how much time you will serve or what additional immigration you face. Before your even attempt t return, you should speak in depth to either both a criminal defense attorney or an immigration attorney or one who handles both matters. Do not attempt to do this yourself and do not rely on any legal research or answers you might obtain online.

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