Michael David Elkin’s Answers

Michael David Elkin

Chicago Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. What kind of defense can my sister use for her Home Invasion charge?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Judy A. Goldstein
    2. Daniel G. Galivan
    3. Raymond George Wigell
    4. Melissa I. Smejkal
    5. Michael David Elkin
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    6 lawyer answers

    This is question is very fact specific as is this case. You really should contact a couple of attorneys in a private forum to give you and your sister guidance.

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  2. My Son's Father was charged with 5 cases of armed car jacking is it possible he can get some lesser charges

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
    2. Michael David Elkin
    3. Judy A. Goldstein
    4. Raymond George Wigell
    5. David Scott Olshansky
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    6 lawyer answers

    Do you mean 5 cases or five counts? The state and the defense attorney can work out a plea where some charges are reduced depending on the evidence, his background and mitigating circumstances. There are lists and clinics that you may wish to look into. Your son's father should be able to at least obtain a public defender by signing an affidavit as to his low income.

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  3. What happens if i failed to show up in Cook county Court for first status court date. I am currently out of state.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Elizabeth M. Feely
    2. Charles Shinkle Watson
    3. Elizabeth A. Demonte
    4. Joseph Henry Sparacino
    5. Michael David Elkin
    5 lawyer answers

    Most likely they will file for a default judgment. They will get everything they want that is conscionable. You should immediatly file your appearance. It is simple and does not need a lawyer. Its on the cook county website. It's called an appearance form. Then you should appear at the next court date. The judge will likely not find you in default if there is an appearance on file. Worst case scenario you can always vacate the default within a specified period of time (dont wait more...

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  4. Is a divorce in Nevada recognized by the SA court?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Howard M Lewis
    2. Jill K. Whitbeck
    3. Thomas D. Boley
    4. Michael David Elkin
    5. Paula Brown Sinclair
    5 lawyer answers

    Do you mean to say South African?

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  5. Is it considered a crime if i start another relationship before getting divorced

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Judy A. Goldstein
    2. Kathryn Lee Mickelson
    3. Peggy Margaret Raddatz
    4. Michael David Elkin
    4 lawyer answers

    Don't introduce the significant other (paramour) to your kids until the divorce is finished, if there are any, and you will be fine. What you do on your own free time during a divorce is your business. It is misdemeanor, but i have never seen a single person be prosecuted and such crimes are outdated and archaic.

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  6. Power of Attorney for a divorce?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Howard M Lewis
    2. M Elizabeth Gunn
    3. Michael David Elkin
    3 lawyer answers

    In illinois, the place where I am licensed, you will need to go through a formal process and POA will not suffice.

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  7. My ticket is a municipal offense for retail theft how can I get to do community serivice as my first offense?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Michael David Elkin
    2. Gerald William Napleton
    3. Judy A. Goldstein
    3 lawyer answers

    You should speak to lawyer, perhaps he can get you to pay a larger fine and amend the violation to something else.

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  8. Typical sentence for Class B weed charge with 2 felonies in my past.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. David Scott Olshansky
    2. Michael David Elkin
    3. James Regan
    3 lawyer answers

    Couple questions. 1.) What were felonies for? 2. How old are you? 3. Which County did this occur in? As long as you were not on probation/conditional discharge/ or supervision, I think with a decent attorney you should not face any jail time. But these factors you attorney must before proceeding ahead.

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  9. Warn to my husband

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Robert Riley Hopkins
    2. Rochelle S. Rabin
    3. Randi Joy Silverman
    4. Thomas Martin Bluestein
    5. Michael David Elkin
    5 lawyer answers

    I'm lisenced in Illinois, so you should contact a Pensilvania attorney to seek an order of protection to see if you qualify for an order of protection.

    2 lawyers agreed with this answer

  10. How would a parole officer know if you violated a no-contact order?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Raymond George Wigell
    2. Michael David Elkin
    3. Judy A. Goldstein
    3 lawyer answers

    You should eradicate any contact with this person especially while on Parole. I would ask your attorney to contact your parole officer to illustrate that no foul play has been done on your part. With respect to the eaves dropping issue. It is unlikely, but I don't know what charges your faced.

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