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Jeremy J. Richey

Jeremy Richey’s Answers

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  • Can i be charged with a theft only becuase someone else said i did it

    what are the requirements to be charged with a theft of property

    Jeremy’s Answer

    We have no way of knowing what other evidence may or may not exist, but one credible witness is enough for a prosecutor to file charges. Whether that is enough for a conviction is an entirely different question that you should be discussing with your attorney (whether public defender or the attorney you privately retain).

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  • Concerning an attorney

    On my last question I was advised to hire an attorney for retail theft because I was arrested. I'm a 17 year old female. What would happen if I were not to hire an attorney? What if I can't afford it. My parents know already but we have not been c...

    Jeremy’s Answer

    It is best for you to have an attorney. If you can't afford a private attorney, ask the judge to appoint a public defender to represent you on your first court appearance.

    Yes, this case could cause problems for you later in life. Your attorney (whether public defender or private attorney) will help you to get the best result in your case. Hopefully you will be eligible for judicial supervision (as a worst case scenario) which can be expunged a number of years down the road.

    Save all further questions for your attorney; these PUBLIC forums can be a dangerous place to ask questions about your case.

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  • I live in illinois and read that some states can expung a dui conviction can i go to one of those states and have it expunged?

    hypothedicly if i claimed residency in one of these states can they seal the illinois record? basiclly just trying to find a loop pole to get these off my record.

    Jeremy’s Answer

    No. Only an Illinois court can seal or expunge an Illinois court record. DUI supervisions and convictions cannot be expunged or sealed.

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  • Does the expungement waiting period following court supervision include supervision for traffic offenses of the IL Vehicle Code?

    Do I have to wait before I can file for expungements if I have supervision for a traffic offense?

    Jeremy’s Answer

    You cannot expunge petty traffic tickets. I am not sure if that answers your question or not.

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  • What we are looking for the statues for aggravated assault and aggravated battery for the state of illinois

    Also, what is the difference from both

    Jeremy’s Answer

    See link below to statutory law on point.

    The basic difference is that battery results in contact between to persons and assault "places another in reasonable apprehension of receiving a battery."

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  • Can I get a battery charge from 1989 sealed in Illinois?

    I punched a guy once in the gut in 1989 and was arrested and convicted of battery in Illinois. I'm having a hard time finding a job and was wondering if I could get the conviction sealed ?

    Jeremy’s Answer

    No, not without a pardon.

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  • How long does it take for a refusal to blow take to come off ur record if the suspension and everything is up y is it still ther

    I have 1 DUI and a refusal to blow but the refusal one got thrown out and there still tryin to say I have 2 DUI

    Jeremy’s Answer

    If a valid suspension, It will remain on your driving abstract forever.

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  • How long does it take for a refusal to blow take to come off ur record

    I have 1 DUI and a refusal to blow but the refusal one got thrown out and there still tryin to say I have 2 DUI

    Jeremy’s Answer

    It may still be on your driving abstract since the civil DUI suspension penalty can remain even if the DUI (criminal charge) is dismissed. But, if you have only plead guilty or been found guilty of one DUI in the criminal courts, then you only have one criminal DUI prior.

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  • Can cops arrest you for something you did in another state if you have a warrant. will the cops come get you from another state

    friend did something pretty illegal and than moved to alabama from illinois

    Jeremy’s Answer

    Yes, it is certainly possible. I have had clients arrested all over the country who committed their crimes in Illinois. The police may bring the person back to an Illinois jail as well if the person is unable to post bond.

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  • My friend caught me taking about 15 pills of her colonopin and her parents said they are pressing charges.

    What can I expect the outcome to be?

    Jeremy’s Answer

    Don't answer any questions or make statements to the police that could be used against you. If the police contact you and begin asking you any questions, tell them you want a lawyer.

    Hire a lawyer if you can, and if you can't, ask for the judge to appoint one for you during your first court appearance. Your lawyer will answer your questions, guide you through the legal process, and fight for your freedom and rights.

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