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  • How to register a gun in IL?

    My grandpa in missouri passed away, and my dad wants to pass down his rifles to me here in IL. I already have a void card, I just do not know how to register a gun being given to me .

    Darryl’s Answer

    The answer largely in part depends on where you live, and I'm also assuming you mean a F.O.I.D card (Firearms Owners Identification), opposed to a "void card." Many municipalities have unique firearms registration requirements that often require payment of a fee, completion of an application, along with fingerprinting and a criminal background check to show you can legally possess the firearm and properly register it.

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  • A grown female claims injuries from ex-boyfriend: a cut with black eye. Pictures are taken at hospital police called.

    Woman is very intoxicated. Father signs complaint. Police keep coming to ex's house. They want to come in and talk they say. The police are not admitted because they have no warrant. How long can they keep coming to find this man. Forever? why don...

    Darryl’s Answer

    Most people don't realize that what you see on t.v. is actually true, anything you say can and will be used against you. Often, police officers will come to a suspect to get his/her story of what happened to lock them in to a version of events that is almost always incriminating and fails to adequately explain a valid defense like self-defense. Its obvious there is more to the story and without an admission of guilt, the officers realize they might not have the best case. They might be building a case or waiting for you to build it for them by talking. They can come back often, however if it gets to the point of obvious harassment you can take legal action, or simply get in touch with the right lawyer to let them know you are represented and diffuse and questions to the lawyer. Its a good idea to contact a lawyer to take the offensive and try to prevent a false charge from being brought and begin building the best defense if you or "the man" are charged.

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  • What will happen next

    i caught a dui in march 2008 in cook county i didnt pay any of my court fines or i didnt complete the classes. on top of that im under age im only 20. i missed a recent court date back and feb. of 2010 for the dui so they issues a warrant. i was ...

    Darryl’s Answer

    Make sure you arrive at the courthouse early so you can speak to the public defender assigned to your case before the case is called, and remind him/her of your issues so they can advise you accordingly, taking into consideration the discovery or information available to them provided by the prosecutor and/or the arresting officer or the police department and the confidential information you share with your lawyer.

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  • Arrested for retail theft, but NOT convicted.

    I had a court date today, my lawyer told me that I am not convicted (and if asked on an application if I have ever been convicted, my answer is no), I have 1 year of supervision starting today and 30 hours of community service. I am unsure of the ...

    Darryl’s Answer

    The answer to your questions depends on what type of job you hold, and whether your employer requires you to notify it of any arrest and/or conviction or court disposition. Ordinarily an employee handbook would remind you of your obligations, or upon hiring, you may have signed a document that requires you to provide this information. Without knowing more it is difficult to answer your question. Moreover, most licensed professions require you to notify the licensing entity upon arrest, and certainly disposition of a criminal case. Assuming you do not violate any other laws, satisfy the conditions of your supervision, including payment of fines, fees, and costs, and complete your community service, you would qualify for an expungement of this case as your attorney advised.

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  • I been charged with conspiracy by the feds and three people signed on me that i dont even know.

    my lawyer i done paid $10,000 to suggest i take a plea bargain. what do you suggest? its hard for me to take a ple...

    Darryl’s Answer

    No lawyer can answer your question without knowing many more details regarding your case including what alleged evidence the government intends to introduce against you, how they obtained the evidence, and a variety of other factors. In a general sense, the federal government does not indict defendants unless they have a solid case. If "three people signed on you," and that is the only evidence against you (that is no phone records, recorded conversations etc.) then you should discuss the possibility of prevailing at trial with your lawyer. If its only a "Snitch" case, then other lawyers might feel more comfortable going to trial.

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  • If the victim cancels the lawsuit, can the criminal be free from being charged with a crime?

    If a criminal robbed $200 from a passerby on the street with a firearm, but the criminal gave all of the money he has stolen back to the victim and apologized to him, and the victim cancels the lawsuit, can the criminal avoid being charged with a ...

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    Technically NO because the so-called vicitm of the crime is not the one prosecuting the case. In Chicago, the Cook County State's Attorney's Office is responsible for prosecuting violations of Illinois law, such as the armed robbery in your example. However, it is routine for the prosecutor to consult the so-called "victim"before they decide how they would ultimately like to deal with the case; that is whether they want to offer a reduction in charge if the defendant pleads guilty, or certainly if intend to dismiss it. In your example, in an arm
    ed robbery case (especially with a firearm) its very rare to just dismiss the case, however without the cooperation of a witness, it may be very difficult for the proseuctor to prove its case. On the other hand, in a typical domestic dispute where someone is charged with domestic battery or assualt, it is common for the so-called victim to come to court, tell the prosecutor that they do not want to press charges or proceed with the case, and it will likely be dismissed.

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