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John Dimitrios Ioakimidis

Chicago Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. Can a prostitute who is caught in a sting testify against a former client and get him convicted for solicitation ?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. John Dimitrios Ioakimidis
    2. Anthony Bettencourt Cameron
    3. Thomas G. Briody
    4. Jerome Weldon Matthews Jr
    4 lawyer answers

    Based on the contents of your question, It would be very difficult for the State to prove that your friend is guilty of solicitation if he hasn't or does not incriminate himself. He should cease all contact with her. If the police call or visit him, he should refuse to discuss the matter and hire an attorney to represent him. If he gets arrested, he should request to speak to his attorney and not make any statements whatsoever regarding the matter.

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  2. Bail amount

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Judy A. Goldstein
    2. John Dimitrios Ioakimidis
    3. Aaron B. Goldstein
    4. J. Denise Carter
    5. Thomas F. McGuire
    5 lawyer answers

    The case is likely a felony. The Court will usually engage in a balancing test in setting the amount of the bond by taking into consideration the various factors in the case, including, but not limited to: 1) the seriousness of the crime; 2) the suspect's criminal record; 3) the danger that the suspect's release might pose to the community; 4) the suspect's ties to family, school, community, and employment; 5) the suspect's military record; and 5) the suspect's special medical needs, if any. If...

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  3. Do I need to say yes or no for a conviction?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Ted Harvatin
    2. John Dimitrios Ioakimidis
    3. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
    3 lawyer answers

    Supervision is not considered a conviction. Supervision shall be deemed without adjudication of guilt and shall not be termed a conviction for purposes of disqualification or disabilities imposed by law upon conviction of a crime. Two years after the discharge and dismissal under this Section, unless the disposition of supervision was for a violation of [certain specified offenses, which require a longer waiting period], a person may have his record of arrest sealed or expunged as may be...

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  4. Court supervision driving while license suspended

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. John Dimitrios Ioakimidis
    2. Judy A. Goldstein
    3. Mitchell Scott Sexner
    3 lawyer answers

    Supervision is not considered a conviction. Supervision shall be deemed without adjudication of guilt and shall not be termed a conviction for purposes of disqualification or disabilities imposed by law upon conviction of a crime. Two years after the discharge and dismissal under this Section, unless the disposition of supervision was for a violation of [certain specified offenses, which require a longer waiting period], a person may have his record of arrest sealed or expunged as may be...

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  5. Can I be deported if I was charged but not convicted of being in possession of a controlled substance?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Judy A. Goldstein
    2. Mary Kathleen Neal
    3. John Dimitrios Ioakimidis
    4. J. Denise Carter
    4 lawyer answers

    The Department of Homeland Security is not required to, nor does it recognize the results of State cases. In many cases, even if the State case results in a non-conviction, you can still be deported. For example, crimes involving moral turpitude can lead to deportation even though they may have been resolved at the State level without a conviction. I think it's pretty clear that you need to hire an attorney.

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  6. Can you refuse to answer questions from a police officer before or after being arrested?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. John Dimitrios Ioakimidis
    2. Daniel G. Galivan
    3. Harry Edward Hudson Jr
    4. John Leif Fossum
    4 lawyer answers

    Yes. Once you tell the police that you do not want to speak to them, they have to end the questioning. It is best that you direct the police to your attorney if they want to ask any questions. If they promise you something in exchange for a confession, make sure it is in writing because any oral promises will not hold up in Court.

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  7. My current attorney??? HELP PLEZ

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Deepali Meenu Walters
    2. Tristan Nicolas Legrande
    3. John Dimitrios Ioakimidis
    4. Steven Ray Green
    4 lawyer answers

    The problem could be miscommunication as opposed to not being "informed about anything" as you stated. I suggest that you schedule an appointment with your attorney and if you are not satisfied, consult with another criminal defense attorney. You have the right to be informed about your case, and ultimately, you are the one who chooses the direction of your case based on the available options.

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  8. My friend is an non immigrant,she was caught shoplifting but they didnot call police,they said she has to pay some fine for that

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Mark M Cheser
    2. Yolanda Navarrete
    3. David L Le Roy
    4. Michael L Pescatore
    5. John Dimitrios Ioakimidis
    5 lawyer answers

    If she is in the US on a visa or has a green card, retail theft can be a basis for deportation. Retail theft may be deemed a crime involving moral turpitude, and thus, trigger immigration consequences. It is wise for the client along with his/her criminal defense attorney to consult with an immigration attorney prior to resolving the criminal case.

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  9. Can these misdemeanor charges be dismissed?

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Judy A. Goldstein
    2. John Dimitrios Ioakimidis
    3. Philip Rosmarin
    3 lawyer answers

    It appears that your husband's case is in Chicago or Cook County. If so, if you don't appear in Court on the scheduled date, the charges may be dismissed. However, the State can subpoena you. A subpoena requires that you appear in Court. If you do not comply with the subpoena you can be held in Contempt of Court. In Chicago, the State will generally not pursue a witness if they fail to appear in Court after being served with a subpoena on small non-violent case. If you do not want to proceed...

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  10. I was recently arrested for retail theft, should I pay the amt. of the civil letter relief which is 225.00 before I go to court?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Joshua Sachs
    2. John Dimitrios Ioakimidis
    3. Harry Edward Hudson Jr
    3 lawyer answers

    Your lucky they didn't charged with a felony. Under Illinois law, (720 ILCS 5/16-27), the merchant can sue a person who commits retail theft for: (1) the actual damages equal to the full retail value of the merchandise; (2) plus an amount not less than $100 nor more than $1,000; and (3) attorney's fees and court costs. Further, if a minor commits the offense of retail theft, the parents or guardian of the minor can be civilly liable. A minor under this law is one who is under 19 and resides...

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