An indictment is the charge returned by a grand jury. It will contain the charge and the statutory citation. That initial information is very important. Consult and retain an experienced criminal defense attorney ASAP.
Criminal background and the nature/extent of alegded injury are important factors in plea negotiations. Also, important is history of previous police involvement. How Law enforcement reported the incident; what is the personal background of the accused are important for the defendant's attorney to investigate. The presentation of defense counsel to the prosecution of the whole of the accused person not just the police or complaining witness view of the accused is critical. Many other factors...
The coordination of federal and state prosecutions is a complex endeavor. Your questions are good and concerns are real. An attempt to simplify the approaches and strategies available to you would be a disservice. Consult and retain an experienced federal and Illinois criminal defense lawyer who will listen to you. Advocating for you is the obligation of your attorney.
A motion to withdraw the plea must be filed within 30 days of the date of the plea. It is within the judge's discretion to allow or deny the motion. Your best approach is to consult and retain an experienced defense lawyer to prepare and argue the motion.
Asking lawyers if you need a lawyer is problematic. Lawyers are advocates for their clients. That means the lawyers purpose is to determine the best course of action for the accused. Good lawyers listen, investigate and combine the information with their experience to advise the client of options and strategies.
Many other factors must be considered to answer your question with an answer it deserves.
The purpose of a preliminary hearing is to determine if a crime was commuted and if it is probable that the accused committed that crime. Preliminary hearings are sometimes called probable cause hearings.
The Judge at the PH will decide if there is a finding of probable cause or a finding of no probable cause. If there is a finding of probable cause the prosecution may ask for an immediate bond hearing or for an increase in a previously set bond.
If by your question about being "arrested"...
If the government I.e. the prosecution requests the modification it is usually to increase the amount or add a condition or restriction to the defendant's bond requirement.
If the defendant requests the modification it is usually to decrease the amount or to amend or eliminate a condition or restriction of the bond.
The best lawyer for the situation you describe is one who is admitted to practice in the federal District court where the raid occurred. He/she should have extensive experience in defending fraud cases. This type of case is different than other crimes in that an understanding of the unemployment compensation system is important. Background in the underlying system(as in tax fraud and insurance fraud cases) and an understanding of the procedures involved in applying for and receiving the...