Zaid Mahmoud Abdallah’s Answers

Zaid Mahmoud Abdallah

Chicago Criminal Defense Attorney.

Contributor Level 9
  1. My girlfriend got a violation letter for failing her BAIID device & replied saying that I was the one that blew into her device.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Zaid Mahmoud Abdallah
    2. Ted Harvatin
    3. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
    3 lawyer answers

    First of all the best advice I can give you is do not write anymore letters to anyone. As for getting into trouble for writing the letter about blowing into the BAID device you most likely will not get into any trouble because you were telling the truth. Furthermore you did not make any false police reports or obstruct justice in anyway.

    5 lawyers agreed with this answer

  2. Can a retail theft misdemeanor be sealed

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Zaid Mahmoud Abdallah
    2. John P. Yetter
    3. Salim John Sheikh
    3 lawyer answers

    I am assuming that you received a conviction because in your question you stated you had probation. If it is a conviction you can have it sealed but I doubt you can have it expunged. Keep in mind if sealed private entities may not be able to see the criminal charge but legal agencies can see the charge.

    Selected as best answer

  3. URGENT!!!What are the possible penalties for shooting a fire arm while under the influence of drugs and alcohol in IL.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Joshua Sachs
    2. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
    3. Daniel G. Galivan
    4. Zaid Mahmoud Abdallah
    5. Melissa I. Smejkal
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    It depends on what he is charged with. Do you know what he was charged with?

    3 lawyers agreed with this answer

    1 person marked this answer as helpful

  4. I posted bond for my boyfriend and he hasn't changed at all so I was wondering if I could have the bond revoked so that I could

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Zaid Mahmoud Abdallah
    2. Raymond George Wigell
    3. Shady Yousif Yassin
    4. Judy A. Goldstein
    4 lawyer answers

    No only the court can revoke his bond

    3 lawyers agreed with this answer

  5. Does the disposition S.O.L. which stands for Stricken off Docket with leave count as a Conviction in immigration courts?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey Allen Fagan
    2. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
    3. Zaid Mahmoud Abdallah
    3 lawyer answers

    SOL is a dismissal

    2 lawyers agreed with this answer

  6. How long do you serve in jail for being caught with a gun?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Zaid Mahmoud Abdallah
    2. Matthew R. Gebhardt
    3. Melissa I. Smejkal
    4. Judy A. Goldstein
    4 lawyer answers

    The possible penalties for possession of a firearm vary in Illinois. If you are charge with agg uuw it is non probational and you are looking at 1-3. If you are charged with uuw by felon you are looking at 3-7. Talk to an attorney because there man ways you can challenge a gun case.

    2 lawyers agreed with this answer

  7. Can the police do a warrentless search for a person who didn't go to court if I give them consent to come in and talk to me

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Melissa I. Smejkal
    2. Zaid Mahmoud Abdallah
    3. Judy A. Goldstein
    4. Harry Edward Hudson Jr
    4 lawyer answers

    No they can not search your home. Giving law enforcement consent to walk into your house does not translate into consent to search. Whenever consent is given law enforcement must not go outside the scope of that consent.

    2 lawyers agreed with this answer

  8. What happens if a lawyer and a prosecutor can't reach an agreement during pre-trial conference in a misdemeanor case?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Zaid Mahmoud Abdallah
    2. Judy A. Goldstein
    3. Frank Cece Jr.
    4. Joshua Sachs
    5. David Scott Olshansky
    5 lawyer answers

    If a deal can not be reached with a prosecutor there is a number of things that can be done. The defendant's attorney can submit a mitigation package to the prosecutor'z supervisor and see if that produces a result. In some counties you can enter into a 402 conference before an agreement is reached so the judge can suggest a disposition. Also one can enter into a blind plea and the judge will sentence the defendant although I don't suggest this route. Other then the above mentioned avenues the...

    2 lawyers agreed with this answer

  9. I got my first speeding ticket in construction zone area. Police had took my DL. Can i drive during this time?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Michael J. Helfand
    2. Alan James Brinkmeier
    3. Zaid Mahmoud Abdallah
    3 lawyer answers

    Yes make sure you have your ticket on you

    1 lawyer agreed with this answer

    1 person marked this answer as helpful

  10. Can I put in a mtion to suppress in prelimiminary hearing

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Zaid Mahmoud Abdallah
    2. Melissa I. Smejkal
    3. Joshua Sachs
    4. Judy A. Goldstein
    5. Daniel G. Galivan
    5 lawyer answers

    You can not file a motion to suppress at preliminary hearing. A preliminary hearing is a hearing conducted to see if there is probable cause to charge. In most situations will not be allowed to go into topic regarding the search of your home. If you would like to discuss further call me 3129293171

    1 lawyer agreed with this answer