In 2012 I was charged as an adult for burglary to an auto. At the time I was 17. I have finally been released off of probation, and I'm looking to bury this mistake and get on with my life. Please contact me if you can help with this situation. ...
Hello. A felony conviction stays on your record, unless you are able to get a pardon from the Governor of the State of Illinois. This process begins with the filing of a Clemency Petition with the Illinois Prisoner Review Board. I suggests that you retain an attorney of your choice to take you through this process. I recommend making a personal appearance before the Review Panel which holds reviews in various locations throughout the State throughout each year. There is no limit to the number of times that a person with a felony conviction can seek a pardon. Once a person is granted a pardon the conviction record is sealed and not reported. My comments here are based upon the work that I have done in this area. I hope that this is helpful to you.See question
My husband is in jail on a $2000 felony warrent for missing court prior to receiving a simple battery then states attorney changed it to a aggravated battery
Hello. This is a very serious matter. If your husband has not retained an attorney, he should do so immediately. Prior to trial, preliminary motions should be filed and presented to the court for hearing, with proper notice to the State's Attorney. There is always the possibility that a case might be dismissed, but if not, at least your husband's attorney will get a good look at the State's evidence in action. Of course I have no way of knowing the facts regarding your husband's case and my comments are general in nature. I hope my comments have been helpful.See question
My girlfriend was raped by her ex. After bringing it to the school they tried to persuade us not to seek legal help. The ex started threatening us saying he was looking for us and had a knife. We told the dean and she said she would take care of i...
Hello. I am very sorry to hear of your ordeal. This is a very serious matter and you certainly should consider taking legal action against the school. If the school is a State of Illinois institution, you will have to bring a claim against the school in the Illinois Court of Claims. A lawsuit cannot be brought against a State of Illinois Institution in the Circuit Court, however a lawsuit alleging a violation of civil rights could be brought against the school in Federal Court. Also, you should immediately retain a lawyer and you will probably have to exhaust all of your in house remedies prior to taking legal action against the school. Your in house remedies probably can be found in your college catalog which usually represents the agreement between you and the school in regard to any disputes that may arise. I urge you to take immediate action and I certainly hope that my comments here have been helpful, but again seek the advice of an attorney in a face to face meeting.See question
Heres the thing I didnt actually steal anything I just went through the self checkout registers and did not scan 2things worth like 7$. While I was in the store I switched some christmas ornaments. On my way out a lady called me intoa super small ...
Hello. You should immediately hire an attorney, and I suggests that you stop commenting about what happened online. This is a very serious matter and it is possible that your comments, if obtained by the State's Attorney, could be used against you in Court proceedings. I am not saying that this will happen, but one never knows! Good luck and act quickly in finding an attorney to represent you.See question
Individual had two yrs parole he served 15 got a job and went to school after serving a 7 yr sentence. After 15 months caught a domestic charge. What is the parole board likely to do to the violater? And are there any alternative options besides s...
Hello. Domestic violence is a very serious charge, especially for someone on parole. Defending against this charge should be their main focus, although the parole board may decide to revoke his or her parole right away prior to the conclusion of the domestic violence charge proceedings. Their best alternative is to hire an attorney and defend against this new charge.See question
I'm a 18year old black woman who got into trouble trying to mediate a fight in CARBONDALE Illinois,got injured,didn't report to police but the girls who started did,so got kicked out of school put on probation,was treated unfairly,I missed court ...
Hello. It is very important that you retain an attorney and deal with the warrant from the court in Carbondale. If you don't, and you happen to get stopped by the police, you could be arrested and detained at 26th & California prior to being transported to the court in Carbondale. I suggests that you take immediate action. I hope my answer is helpful to you in making the decision to deal with this immediately.See question
My mother recently passed away and I need to sell her car. I have the title and also power of attorney. What would I need to do to sell the car and sign over the title?
Hello. The power of attorney that you had from your mother terminated when she passed away. You should seek the advice of an attorney who concentrates in the area of Probate in regard to the car and any other property that your mother may have had during her lifetime.See question
A friend of mine had sex with a guy when she was drunk and now the guy is telling her that if she dose not have sex with him again he will let all of her friends and family know is there any legal action she can take?
Yes. This is a serious matter and amounts to a form of sexual harrassment. Your friend should file a police report and she also may be able to obtain a restraining order. In the Chicago area the Domestic Violence Court at 555 W. Harrison is where a restraining order of this type can be obtained. I suggests that she take immediate action.See question
Also, what would the charge be for helping to dispose of the car and reporting it stolen?
Hello. A person who was in the vehicle when the driver struck and killed a pedestrian could be charged with harboring a fugitive and obstruction of justice. Whether the person would be convicted is another issue, but certainly I am aware of at least one case with similar facts. This is a very very serious matter. On the other hand, someone who is aware of the occurrence, but was not in the vehicle, based upon case law, could not be charged with a crime for not reporting the incident to law enforcement authorities.See question
my boyfriend and I have been falsly accused and indicated of neglect and abusing our children. We feel we are victims of malicious rumors from multiple staff members at their school and being unjustly harassed by DCFS. It all started when we quest...
Hello. With sufficient evidence and proper representation, it is possible that you might be able to bring a slander and liable claim against individuals who acted in their unofficial capacity. Generally, those who act in their official capacity, enjoy immunity from libel and slander lawsuits. Certainly the possibility of bringing a lawsuit of this type is worth looking into. Also, there is a procedure for removing unfounded DCFS claims from your record if you take action within the specified time period.See question