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Judy A. Goldstein

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  • How long does domestic battery stay on your record?

    How long does domestic battery stay on your record? How long does it show up in a background check? Thank you!

    Judy’s Answer

    A domestic battery arrest and case will remain on your criminal record forever. Depending upon the background check, it will probably be found.

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  • What is the Illinois process for evicting someone?

    I have a family member that lives with me and has been breaking and damaging things does not pay any rent or bills this is my mother house but I am the POA over her health and the house how do I go about putting him out?

    Judy’s Answer

    The Illinois Forcible Entry and Detainer (eviction) Act is located at 735 ILCS 5/9-101. Study it carefully or better yet, hire an attorney to assist you so that your case is not dismissed for improper service or other defects,

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  • About a apartment

    So me and my boyfriend have a roommate that we love with when we first got in the apartment we sidnt sign any papers. We just pay rent for right now. Can we just up leave without any bad things happening to us. The roommate don't won't us there an...

    Judy’s Answer

    Your question does not make much sense. Please rephrase and make sure your facts are clearly stated.

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  • How to Stoping siblings harassment?

    I have been my fathers POA since my mom died suddenly. My sisters have been accusing me of stealing my fathers money. They called Catholic charity and I was investigated and all money accounted for and case was closed. I have met with my siblings...

    Judy’s Answer

    If you are continually bothered by your siblings, the best thing you can do aside from continuing to furnish information and/or ignoring them is to consult with, and probably hire, a lawyer to speak on your behalf.

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  • Would a minor be able to move out of state while on probation?

    My son is not currently on probation but it looks like he may end up with 6 months at least. The hearing is next month but we were already in the process of moving before all of this. Will this move now be up to the 2 states he is moving from and ...

    Judy’s Answer

    This is an excellent question to ask of your son's attorney.

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  • Got caught shoplifting at macys value 56$ and they called police

    1st time shoplifted and got caught at macys value 56$ macys wants me to pay 500$ and police made report on me and took my fingerprints bond bail amount was 1500$ and friend came to police station and paid 150$ deposit to get me out from there also...

    Judy’s Answer

    What should you do? Hire a lawyer immediately. Make sure your lawyer is experienced with criminal defense cases and has a working knowledge of immigration. If not, consult with an immigration attorney as well. Your status could be at risk. In the meantime, refrain from any further discussion of your case online or anywhere else in public or even in private except with a lawyer. Your case could carry jail time if not properly handled.

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  • Can i file a lawsuit if i was in a auto zone and it got robbed at gun point and the robber pointed the gun at me and turns out t

    I was getting auto parts a guy came in and robbed the place fired his gun and pointed it at me and they didn't have cameras

    Judy’s Answer

    Auto Zone is under no obligation to install security cameras. Furthermore, Auto Zone did not case the robber to point a gun at you. Cooperate with the police and be grateful you were not hurt. You have no case.

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  • What should I do my girl friend accidentally shot my gun in hotel room

    My girlfriend accidentally shot my 9mm handgun in my hotel room the round went through the pillow case headboard and the lath and plaster wall but stoped somewhere in between befor it went into the next room I can see in hole that it did not go al...

    Judy’s Answer

    You are in a pickle. Do you have a FOID card? Was your gun properly stored? Guns do not just go off accidentally. Your girlfriend did something affirmative in order for it to go off and from what you describe, she was playing with a loaded gun. (Shame on you and shame on her.) While it is possible that you can get away with this damage, it is at least as likely that you will be charged for the damage and the police called because of the nature of the damage. You should refrain from any further discussion of this incident online or anywhere else in public or in private except with an attorney and your attorney should be the one to make arrangements for your payment of the repairs with the hotel, hopefully in exchange for no police involvement. You and/or your girlfriend could be facing criminal charges.

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  • What is most likely going to happen in court Tuesday?

    I've been on supervised supervision through the lake county court and I have a trial officer. I blew on Wednesday and I had been drinking but he didn't arrest me. What should I do and what should I expect. I am in outpatient 3times a week but not ...

    Judy’s Answer

    Not enough information is furnished to even determine what the charges are. There is no way of knowing what will happen when you are next in court but now is a very good time to re-connect with your lawyer. If you were not represented initially, you really should consult with one or more local attorneys and hire the one you like the best. It appears that you have an abuse problem that must be addressed if you wish to stay out of trouble.

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  • My girlfriend lied on a domestic batery police report and i can prove it what steps do I take I don't have an attorney

    I will be going to trial on a domestic battery charge in sept, I don't have an attorney and do not wish to use the PD' s office my girlfriend lied multiple times while making the complaint and I can prove it what or how do I go about it?

    Judy’s Answer

    You have a right to represent yourself at your trial, but we cannot tell you how to practice law. You also have a right to lose big time which is a strong possibility if you are self represented. It is unclear why you persist in representing yourself unless you are a licensed attorney with experience in domestic violence trials. The attorneys here do not perform appendectomies or tooth extractions. It is not what we do. At the same time, you are presumably not a lawyer and are at very high risk of a poor outcome without legal representation.

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