I had an eviction filed against me, the order to vacate was issued by the judge and the Civil Enforcement was filed with the Sheriff's office. In the process of all this happening I talked to the landlord who agreed to allow me to pay the past due...
The Illinois statutes that provide for expungement or sealing of certain court and law enforcement records in criminal cases do not apply to civil case records such as evictions, so the Illinois expungement procedure will not help you. Whether there is any remedy in Illinois for removing or hiding this kind of civil record is something that an attorney familiar with landlord/tenant matters could tell you.
I am therefore changing the tag on your question to Landlord & Tenant.See question
I've been presented the opportunity to become a informant if I do so can the d.a dismiss my current charge
First, although it is not a big matter you should remember that DA is not an Illinois usage. The prosecutor in Illinois is called the State's Attorney.
Now, as to your real question, the answer is maybe . . . but you had better be very careful. If a promise comes from the police it is worthless because the police do not make charging decisions. I would not rely on an oral representation from the State's Attorney, either. You need to have your attorney work out a written cooperation agreement with the State's Attorney that specifies exactly what you are to do for the State and precisely what you will receive in return. Otherwise you are at the mercy of the police or the prosecutor and hoping that everybody is having a good day when the time comes to decide what is going to be done about your case
I have known of cases in which the State dismissed all pending charges against an informant. I have known of cases in which an informant was charged, prosecuted and convicted but received some recognition in the form of a substantially lower sentence. I have known cases in which the informant's cooperation was deemed inadequate for any benefit. In the federal system it is very common to have cooperation recognized and described in a written plea agreement which includes the prosecutor's commitment to make a specified sentencing recommendation, but the actual sentence imposed is up to the judge.
This is a very tricky area and you should have your attorney handling the negotiations.See question
My friend was arrested for a dui and unlawful use of a weapon. He did not take the breathalyzer test and has a license to carry. I am currently living in Mexico and would like him to visit. His lawyer said he cannot leave the country while on bond...
Standard Illinois bond conditions forbid a defendant on bond release from leaving the state of Illinois without permission from the court. Whether to grant permission or not is entirely within the discretion of the judge. In my experience, permission to travel outside the state is often granted and I have known judges to allow travel outside the country, but your friend cannot count on getting either. It depends on the nature of the case, on your friend's criminal history and ties to the community as well as on many other factors. Whether you might do better to defer your invitation until after your friend's case is resolved is something to discuss with his lawyer. If the judge says he can go, he can go. If not, not.
By the way, I have changed the tag on your question because this is not a federal case.See question
Just. Talking. And. All of sudden. My visits. We're. Suspended. For know. Reason cuz. I'm. Hispanic. And he black. My. Suspension. Is. For. Three. Years. I appeal. It. But. They. Denied. Me. So. I. Don't. Know. What. To. Do
I am sure that the prison has a different explanation for what happened. There are lawyers who accept prisoners' rights cases. Try to find one who will evaluate your situation and determine whether there is anything you can do.See question
I have a 9-month-old daughter. In February 2016, her father committed his 3rd DUI (convicted in May). In June, 2016, he committed 2 felonies (criminal damage to property and drug possession). Since June, he has violated probation three times (once...
I have retagged your question "child custody" because you appear to be asking how this gentleman's ongoing criminal cases will affect his parental relationship with you daughter, and the child custody attorneys may be able to give you the answers you need.See question
If I have a first time retail theft arrest with a value of over $300 and no criminal record or tickets before this, will it be considered a misdemeanor or a felony in the state of Illinois?
Look, either way it is bad. A misdemeanor is no joke and a misdemeanor conviction gives you a criminal record that you might have to carry for life. Get a good Lake County attorney to represent you on this matter. It may be possible to get you out of this mess without a conviction and without a record.See question
I was raped 16 years ago in Chicago, by two guys who were friends of my boy friend at the time. I didn't report out of fear and shame, and afraid of being beat by my boy friend. I was called by an investigator in Chicago today asking me if I kne...
Assuming that the investigator who contacted you is a police officer or an investigator from the State's Attorney's office, you may very well be asked to testify. No need to repeat the excellent answer from Mr. Mullenix. He lays it all out for you.See question
I was charged with disturbance of the peace and criminal trespass of a railway. The night began by a suicide plan and getting cold feed as the train approached. I was not standing on the tracks and was not inside the barriers that drop. I called i...
It is up to the State's Attorney whether or not to drop the charge, and even if a decision is made not to pursue the criminal case your problems working in law enforcement may not be over. I suggest that you begin by consulting an attorney who has developed experience in representing police officers who face criminal charges. I wish you the best in resolving this situation.See question
The police had found a metal cigarette piece in my friends car that had fallen out of my pocket and now are trying to charge my two friends, I will tell them it was mine and fell out of my pocket but I wanted to know if it's possible I have this c...
The only thing anybody can tell you is to consult a respected criminal defense attorney in the county in which you have been arrested. Telling your story to the police could do you a lot of harm. It might help your friends, but then again it might not. You could all be charged and, depending on the evidence, you could all be convicted. Can the charge be reduced? It is often, although not always, possible to have a criminal charge reduced, but there is a price to be paid and the price is usually your commitment to plead guilty to the reduced charge. It may be in your interest to do so, or it may very much not be. Don't try to handle this on your own and don't look for legal advice from an online Q&A forum. Get a good attorney on your side before you do anything else.See question
Here is the letter from the appeals court. ORDERED that appellant is directed to show cause in writing, if any there be, within ten (10) days from the date of this order, why the above-styled appeal should not be dismissed for failure to co...
The court told you exactly what you have to do. If you cannot understand this very clear, straightforward order you should not be attempting to litigate your own appeal. Go to the clerk of the trial level court, get a file stamped copy of the order which you are appealing and any order extending your time for filing an appeal, and file the requested orders with the clerk of the appellate court. In other words, do exactly what the order tells you to do.See question