Zedrick Thomas Braden III’s Answers

Zedrick Thomas Braden III

Chicago Family Law Attorney.

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  1. What punishment can I expect to receive at my Sentencing?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Zedrick Thomas Braden III
    2. Omer Jaleel
    3. Benjamin J Lieberman
    4. Mitchell Scott Sexner
    4 lawyer answers

    Hello. Of course the most serious of the charges is the aggravated battery to a police officer which is a felony. Even though this is your first offense, there is always the possibility that you could receive jail time rather than probation. From your posting I cannot determine whether you waived a pre sentence investigation. Assuming that the State's Attorney did not introduce evidence of an injury to the police officer, there is a good chance that you will be sentenced to probation....

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  2. Can I sue WalMart for damages done to my car with a cart

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Judy A. Goldstein
    2. Joseph Younes
    3. Zedrick Thomas Braden III
    4. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    Hello. It's very unlikely that you would recovery any money for the damage. Walmart's attorneys would probably raise the defense that what happened was an act of god. There are a few other suggestions that we can offer.

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  3. Will my license be suspended if i get a DUI and put on supervision?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Ted Harvatin
    2. Alexander Amar Kannan
    3. Daniel G. Galivan
    4. Zedrick Thomas Braden III
    4 lawyer answers

    Hello. In all likelihood, your license will be suspended by the Illinois Secretary of State. The Illinois Circuit Court proceedings and administrative proceedings before the Illinois Secretary of State are separate. You make reference to "they" in terms of where you received information about what would happen should you be sentenced to supervision. I strongly suggests that you hire a lawyer, if you have not already done so.

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  4. Can the government really use your juvenille background against you?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Zedrick Thomas Braden III
    2. David Scott Olshansky
    3. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
    4. Raymond George Wigell
    5. Joshua Sabert Lowther
    5 lawyer answers

    Hello. Would need more information in order to determine what your situation is.

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  5. How long can a custodial parent leave a child with the non-custodial parent without disclosing their location or contact info?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Zedrick Thomas Braden III
    2. David Matthew Gotzh
    3. Gary L. Schlesinger
    3 lawyer answers

    Hello. Any decision by the court will be based upon what it considers to be in the best interest of your grandson. The order establishing custody may have language that suggests a reasonable time for mom to return, however if it does not, your son should seek an attorney to discuss the pros and cons of moving forward with a motion for change of physical custody. If there is a warrant for mom, moving sooner than later may be the best option.

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  6. Would this be considered aggravated assault?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Zedrick Thomas Braden III
    2. Judy A. Goldstein
    3. William Peter Daley
    4. James Regan
    5. John Arthur Daniels
    5 lawyer answers

    Hello. If the girlfriend files a police report and the State's Attorney's office gets involved, that office might file a domestic battery charge for the girlfriend. I don't see an aggravated battery charge, assuming the girlfriend says what you are saying in your post. There are additional suggestions and advice that I can give.

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  7. Can I request sole legal custody if my kids' father is sentenced to prison for 5 years?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Zedrick Thomas Braden III
    2. Gary L. Schlesinger
    3. Bruce E. Burdick
    3 lawyer answers

    Hello. Yes, under these circumstances you should immediately seek sole custody. Once your ex husband is released, he will be required to register as a sex offender, based upon the information that you have provided. As a sex offender, he may not be allowed visitation with your children for some time, or any visitation will be very restricted. You should hire an attorney and proceed accordingly. In Illinois, courts are required to make decisions based upon what is in the best interest of...

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  8. I was arrested for shoplifting 2 yrs ago and was on court supervision since that was my first offense. However, I was arrested

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Melissa I. Smejkal
    2. James Patrick Kelly
    3. Zedrick Thomas Braden III
    4. Alexander Amar Kannan
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    Hello. It is quite probable that the Office of the State's Attorney will file a petition to have you sentenced for violation of court supervision. Of course you will now have to deal with the new shoplifting charge. You also run the risk of being deported. Will be happy to discuss your situation further and in more detail. In your post you did not say whether you have received any court notices. If you get any paperwork from court, contact your attorney, or retain an attorney immediately.

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  9. The driver admitted fault already to an accident where they ran a stop sign. A claim was filed do I have to give her my policy?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Zedrick Thomas Braden III
    4. Burton A. Padove
    5. Charles Joseph Michael Candiano
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    Hello. I strongly suggests that you report the accident to your insurance company. Even though the other driver admits fault, you could still be sued. Act quickly and you should hire an attorney. I will be happy to discuss this further and in more detail. There are additional suggestions that I can make.

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  10. Can I counterclaim in eviction?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Thomas O. Moens
    2. Zedrick Thomas Braden III
    3. Stephen Samuel Messutta
    4. R. Russell O'Rourke
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    Hello. You can file a counterclaim, but I strongly suggests that you hire an attorney, if you have not already done so. Litigation must be carefully planned and executed, otherwise you could have real problems in court. Will be happy to discuss this further and in more detail.

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