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Haytham Faraj

Haytham Faraj’s Answers

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  • In search of a lawyer that can help me seal criminal records

    I am searching for a lawyer to help me seal cases in BOTH Cook and DuPage Counties in IL. I have very old cases that are approximately 12 years old. I have been on the website and found that these cases do qualify to be sealed. I cannot find a law...

    Haytham’s Answer

    There are many lawyers that do work in both counties. An easy way to search is to find a criminal defense lawyer who is listed as doing work in DuPage but who also has an office in the city.

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  • Will an arrest in Oxford, MS of Public Drunk, Disorderly Conduct, and Fake ID affect me in the state of IL. (Drivers License).

    I waived my right to a trial and entered a plea of guilt to all the charges because I could not be there for court as I go to school in a different state with no means of transportation. I just want to know if the Fake ID charge will change the st...

    Haytham’s Answer

    Almost certainly yes. Anytime a conviction is entered in one state it will be inputted into a database that is accessible in all other states.

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  • Will I be arrested

    I stole 2 things back in July I wasn't able to pay the 300 fine right away but when I was caught they didn't call the police. Or say if I didn't pay it I would be arrested. They sent a final notice in September now what

    Haytham’s Answer

    If you pay you will be admitting guilt. Do nothing before consulting with a lawyer.

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  • I got a Change Priority Status in my court papers. My misdemeanor was changed to felony without my knowing. Can I do anything?

    I have the Certified Statement Of conviction/Dispotition papers. I. did mess up on the community service due to regular work. That's where it said the Change Priority Status M came in. I had to do all community service over from what I'd done. Una...

    Haytham’s Answer

    This is a complex issue. Contact a criminal defense attorney in Chicago. Have a copy of all documents related to your case. Be honest about all the facts when you consult with a lawyer.

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  • Do I have a lawsuit ?

    My problem is also with Green Hyundai in Spfld Illinois. I took my car in for a oil change and they ran into the car with a forklift. I was never given a choice on body shops and they took it to a collision center without my permission- 3 weeks la...

    Haytham’s Answer

    Yes you do have a lawsuit. Based on your facts, it is unlikely that you will be entitled to anymore than the value of repairs and depreciation of your vehicle.

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  • Can I represent myself in district court after an EEO decision? Is it wise to self represent?

    EEO Case now going to litigation in federal district court, Riverside CA

    Haytham’s Answer

    It is not recommended that you represent yourself. Federal rules are complex. You will do yourself a disservice because you will not understand the interplay of the rules and the law unless you are an attorney with experience in the federal system.

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  • Is governmental misconduct and misrepresentation grounds for a federal 2255 petition where the petitioner pled guilty?

    My brother pled guilty to federal drug trafficking charge in 2009 stemming from a traffic stop which led to a canine sniff which led to a search and arrest and was sentenced to 10 years in the 7th circuit. 5 years later he discovered the trooper w...

    Haytham’s Answer

    The short answer to your question is YES! Based on the facts you presented a 2255 motion would be the way to seek relief for your brother. The government is required to disclose that type of material under the Jencks Act. That's why they're saying they would have disclosed the report had they known. The argument that it is not timely can become by showing a late disclosure of the report.

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  • While husband in ICU he fell and has large brain bleed. Do I have grounds for law suit ?

    Husband in ICU for poss. stroke. He was confused and tried to get self out of bed. Fell, hospital did a STAT CT scan and it indicated a 7cm subdural hematoma. He has since become more confused, has difficulty walking, etc. Am writing above for...

    Haytham’s Answer

    This will largely depend on his condition at the time and what they should have known. Generally the hospital will have a duty to protect against falls. If a Hawaii lawyer can establish that the the fall was a result of the hospital's negligence, then your friend's head trauma will be part of the damages.

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  • When drugs are intercepted in the U.S. Mail by the U.S. Postal Inspector does state courts have jurisdiction to try the case?

    U.S.mail

    Haytham’s Answer

    Yes. State and federal authorities often cooperate. This can be charged in either.

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  • Retail theft what will be the outcome ?

    A few days ago I made a bet with one of my friends that I would steal from the mall so I tired to steal something that was less than 40 dollars & i ran from security & got caught & now I m being charged with retail theft or "shoplifting" I m 18 & ...

    Haytham’s Answer

    Given the small value and that it is your first offense, an attorney should be able to get you diversion. That means you will be on a probation like period and if you don't get into ore trouble, the charge will be dismissed.

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