this guy was an absolute bulldog in the first part of the OP hearing. Then came the judges wife to fix things for the petitioner. my guy folded like a cheap lawn chair, and misrepresented my whole case. I then retained a new lawyer, who sandbagged...
There would be no statute because disciplinary matters in Illinois are governed by Supreme Court Rules. And you can submit your complaint to the ARDC at any time. As to whether the guy is going down or not, that is up to the ARDC initially, and ultimately to the Illinois Supreme Court. Nothing will happen, however, unless and until you submit your complaint.See question
? I was arrested for embezzlement of just over ten thousand dollars from my work. I cooperated fully with the loss prevention and the police and told them I would pay back every cent I took. The reason I took the money was because I was workin...
You can be prosecuted, convicted and sent to prison. Your return of the money and your cooperation will be allowed into evidence against you to as admissions of guilt. When it comes to imposing sentence, the judge may consider those same factors, your return of the money and your cooperation, as mitigation, that is to say, as reasons to impose a less serious punishment. The judge could impose a prison sentence but need not. There are other sentencing alternatives. You should have an attorney.See question
I've been scouring the net all day for an answer to this. The court in Fitts v. Kolb declared SC Code § 16-7-150 unconstitutional in 1991. But it remains the law of the state! How can this be? INAL, but as a layman I would think that a district co...
A court decision, even a decision by the United States Supreme Court, holding a state statute unconstitutional does not mean that the statute ceases to be a statute or that it necessarily will be repealed by the state legislature. I agree with my colleagues that it may, as a practical matter, make the statute unenforceable, but that does not cause it to disappear.See question
On the courts own motion, the appellant is ordered to show cause on or before May 26, 2107, why their appeal should not be dismissed for lack of jurisdiction. Should I respond also?
I would be reluctant to answer that question in a vacuum. If you are represented by counsel on this appeal, you should put this question to your attorney. I am assuming however that you are a pro se appellee. A lawyer would want to know, at least, the procedural posture of this appeal. Is it still in the preliminary stages? Has it been fully briefed? Argued? And is there, indeed, a jurisdictional issue here and, if so, do you have something to say about it? The court has put the onus on the appellant to justify why the appeal is in court at all. It apparently has not, at this point, asked you to comment. My initial thought would be to sit tight until you see appellant's response to court's order, but a lawyer familiar with the case might see good reason to take a different approach.See question
My stepson has been going back and forth for years presenting his case , with and without, a lawyer with evidence to appeal his conviction of murder. Evidence withheld from him would show that he could not have been the shooter of the victims kil...
What difference does it make who the shooter was? If your stepson was involved in the incident he may well have been guilty under the law of accountability regardless whose shots killed whom, and indeed regardless whether he fired a shot or even whether he carried a weapon at all. Of course, he may have meritorious claims that are not apparent from your posting, but just on the basis of what you have told us it is no wonder that he has been unsuccessful in getting relief all these years.See question
Want to go into medical school. Would that be possible with this conviction even after a seal/expungement?
Conditional discharge under Illinois law is a conviction and, with only two exceptions that I know of, Illinois does not permit conviction records to be expunged. Both exceptions require special executive action, and they are:
1. Conviction records may be expunged when the Governor grants a pardon with an order for expungement; and
2. An honorably discharged military veteran may be able to obtain a certificate of eligibility from the Prisoner Review Board that would allow the courts to order expungement of some Class 3 or Class 4 felony records.
Whether you would be able to enter medical school with a felony record would be up to the individual school. Whether you would be able to obtain a license to practice medicine would be a discretionary decision for the state licensing authorities to make on an individual-case basis. I would guess that you would have to disclose any conviction to the licensing authority, even if your records had been sealed or expunged.See question
I'm trying to be able access my. Husband. Prison. Time after serve 11. Or. 12. Years of twenty years
Many state prison systems have online information that includes the currently calculated discharge date of every prisoner. If your state provides this information that would be another good place to begin. Keep in mind that the calculated release and discharge dates can change over time as a result of changes in the calculation rules, grant or loss of good-conduct time, action by a court, or some other reasons.See question
During a robbery from a licensee theft of a firearms
Are you asking about cases in which a firearm was "brandished"? That is the word the federal statutes sometimes use for the conduct you describe. And I think you mean "discharged" rather than "disgusted".See question
My ex constantly lies so I have to constantly check up on her. Thankfully she's the only person in the country with her name so it's easy to track anything going on she doesn't tell me. I do this because we have a young child together that I have ...
Although the ticket shows a state charge (People v) the law in Illinois permits municipalities to prosecute Illinois Vehicle Code violations with the consent of the State's Attorney, and many municipalities obtain this consent. That is step one. Step two is that many municipalities contract out the prosecution of municipal ordinance violations to private law firms. Where the city has taken over IVC prosecutions from the State's Attorney, the contracting firm would prosecute those cases.. That sounds like what you have here.See question
A friend was wrongly cconvicted. He got 25 years for a crime he didnt commit. The original attorney doesnt handle appeals. I dont mind having to put up a retainer fee but 10,000 up front is crazy.
I cannot tell you about fees in Georgia, but in Chicago a $10,000 fee to appeal a serious felony trial conviction would be on the very modest side of normal. Unlike the situation in the trial court, where the trial comes at the end of a long preparation period and payment plans to some extent track the normal course of the attorney's work, the lion's share of the work on an appeal must be done near the beginning of the process, so appellate attorneys must ask for all, or at least a very large percentage, of the fee at the beginning or risk getting stiffed..See question