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  • CPD kicked in my door with a search warrant my address wrong person and weapons draw I am a 53 year woman how does this happen?

    My son and I were both asleep when they kicked in the door and immediately after seeing me they realized they had made a mistake based on an a tip. What action can I take? I have a copy of the Search Warrant and no they did not search my apartment.

    Haytham’s Answer

    I cannot imagine the terror you must have lived through. This is not a criminal matter. This is a civil rights matter. These types of matters are governed by Section 1983, Title 42 of the United States Code. You should speak with an attorney experienced in handling civil rights cases.

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  • I was arrested for a 2nd owi in Michigan, is it possible to get a restricted license to and from work in lieu of the suspension

    I have a previous owi and will fall under the superdrunk law on this recent arrest

    Haytham’s Answer

    Whether you are eligible for a restricted license depends on what offense you are convicted of.

    You should consult with an attorney as soon as possible. That is your best opportunity for a restricted license.

    Haytham Faraj
    http://www.farajlaw.com/Practice-Areas/Michigan-Criminal-Defense/DUI-and-DWI.aspx

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  • I want to know the rights of a person with a disease, and if there is a way to stop someone from spreading the information.

    5 yrs ago I found out I was pregnant and had Herpes, I had to tell the guy but his new girlfriend (that I had known previous to that time) stopped him from coming to talk to me. Since she has found out she has been going around calling me names an...

    Haytham’s Answer

    You can sue her for invasion of privacy and infliction of emotional distress. Unless she has money, you will most likely have to pay attorney fees.

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  • Do you have the right to talk to your public defender before court?

    can an inmate before they are brought out into the courts talk with the public defender? is it a right you have?

    Haytham’s Answer

    Once your lawyer is appointed you have an absolute right to speak to her. It may not be possible for her to see you right before you come in. If there's something you must communicate you can ask for more time to speak with her.

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  • Do I need an attorney and what are his chances of sentence? What exactly do you recommend I do?

    This is my husband current case 720 ILCS 570 407(b)(1) [512538MFG/DEL COCAINE/SCH/PUB HS/PK this will be his 3rd felony. The first one was for OTHER AMT NARCOTIC SCHED I&II sentence served. The second was AGG FLEEING/ 2+ CON DEVICES in which parol...

    Haytham’s Answer

    He does need an attorney immediately.

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  • As an inmate about to be in court what is the best way to get a message to the judge?

    can you give a hand written letter to your public defender to give to the judge or could you read it out loud to the court? how would you get to say what you want to say?

    Haytham’s Answer

    You should give it to your PD who can make a copy and give it to the prosecutor and then deliver the other copt to the judge. You have every right to communicate with the judge but you must give the other side notice unless your communication falls within a narrow exception of matters that may be communicated ex parte. Your PD can explain. You can of course always ask permission to say what you want to say in open court but check with your PD first.

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  • If i had a Dui 26 years ago does still count on my record

    i just another Dui in il. does it count as a second one?

    Haytham’s Answer

    It's will still be on your record but it s unlikely that it will be counted as a second DUI.

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  • I drank five drinks about 6 hours before I blew into a smart start machine. I am on prob. for a BandE misdemeanor and I told my

    Probation officer that I had accidentally took cough syrup that had alcohol in it that i didnt know was in it. I want to tell the truth but i dont want to get in a lot of trouble. what should i do

    Haytham’s Answer

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    Simply call your probation officer and let him or her know. It's always better to be truthful and even better to abide by your conditions. You're likely to get in trouble anyway but you'll get in more trouble if you're caught lying.

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  • 2degree life has done 33years.

    my brother has been denied parole every time was 17 1/2 when sentenced. was shot in the head previously do to the sentence he was diminish capacity at the time. There has been many prisoners that have committed crimes did the actual crime and has ...

    Haytham’s Answer

    You should pursue a post conviction remedy to reduce the sentence.

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