I was traveling the same direction as the bus, it began to pull over to the right, with the right turn signal on and the amber lights were flashing. I slowed down and began to pass because there were no red lights nor had the stop sign been activ...
You can see where you get arguing that you were already passing before the sign came up. That you never had a ticket before is irrelevant, as is your previous brake light stop.See question
My son is in federal prison and is trying to get some time off his sentence. He needs this definition.I 'm trying to help him and have not been able to find it.If you could help out we would greatly appreciate it.Also he needs the source that th...
Just want to be sure you are not barking up the wrong tree here. If your son has a federal conviction then why does the Illinois state definition matter? My guess is that there may be no "definition" and that like most words used in statutes, the word is given its ordinary meaning. Whether certain conduct constitutes a delivery would most likely be a question for the jury to decide on the facts of each individual case.See question
I have change some of the details, this is not exactly what happen for my protection. I was arrested for selling a control substance to the police. When I got to the police station, I was informed that the control substance weighed 0.4 grams. When...
Not clear what you mean by "comes back 0.0" If the lab finds no controlled substance in the mixture the State will probably not pursue the charge unless there is more to this than you are telling us. If there is a detectable amount of controlled substance involved then you would expect to be prosecuted for the weight of the entire mixture, the 0.4. That is the way it works. The amount that matters is the weight of the entire mixture, not just the weight of the active percentage.See question
For an example vandalia and stateville
Every Illinois prisoner has a master file with the Illinois Department of Corrections. The file is opened when the prisoner first enters the system and continues under the same registration number not only for every transfer from one prison to another but for every subsequent imprisonment. So where complete information about a prisoner is required, the master file is the place to go. Of course, it is not readily available but, where relevant, can be produced pursuant to subpoena.See question
SUMMARY DISPOSITION OF SENTENCING APPEAL / Motion for Summary Disposition of Sentencing Appeal by Aplnt, Daniel Stacey. appealing sentencing and rearrest
You will need a Kansas attorney familiar with criminal appellate practice in that state to answer that question.See question
Are the connected to eachother in any way?
They are both facilities of the Illinois Department of Corrections, so they same departmental administration ultimately controls them both. They are at opposite ends of the state. Stateville is a maximum security prison with a satellite low security unit attached and is located just outside Joliet in Will County. Vandalia, when I last had any connection with it, was a low security prison in south central Illinois.See question
About a month ago I walked into a police station and confessed to a felony. I also gave the police all the evidence. It was COMPLETELY stupid in hindsight but I felt guilty. What's done is done. Lawyer is working on the case and it looks like a pl...
As Mr. Brosnan says, it depends. Where a defendant is convicted after having cooperated with the police, defense counsel generally urges the cooperation at sentencing as a factor in mitigation, and the prosecutor often agrees. The question is, how mitigating is it? How much will it, and should it, help? That depends on the nature of the crime and on the nature and extent of the cooperation. Many potential factors are involved. The lawyer who is representing you can tell you a lot more than any total stranger to your case can possibly offer.See question
How long is a class 4 sentence and how serious ?
A Class 4 felony conviction in Illinois carries a potential prison sentence of anywhere from one to three years. Alternatives to imprisonment include probation and conditional discharge. With very few exceptions no Illinois conviction can be expunged, so if you are found guilty you must expect to carry a criminal record for the rest of your life, and you will find many doors closed to you including those that lead to some aspects of education, employment, public service, military service, professional licensing and numerous important rights that we normally take pretty much for granted. If any of these things matter to you, then a criminal prosecution is serious. If you don't care about them, then obviously it is not such a big deal.
By the way, you tagged you question "Federal Crime" but it sounds as though you are probably asking about an Illinois state prosecution rather than one in federal court.See question
My friend picked me up one night from a party because I was too drunk to drive. She blew through a road block and got pulled over. He made her get out of the car and do a field sobriety test even though she was sober. I got out of the car to ask w...
You are lucky your foolish behavior did not end in somebody getting shot. That is how those things happen. The judge is going to take a serious view of this. Fortunately there are some fine attorneys in what is, after all, Abraham Lincoln country. Get one of them on your case.See question
I plead guilty to a Class C misdemeanor and received supervision, not a conviction. The order is marked "withhold judgment". I am counting by the days until supervision is complete. A job application for a local government asks "Have you eve...
The question is clear and your slippery interpretation could cost you consideration for a job that you might otherwise receive. You do not have conviction but you did plead guilty. Disclose and explain. If you think it might help, you could ask a lawyer to assist you in drafting you answer to this part of application.See question