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Zedrick Thomas Braden III

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  • Will he be able to get his firearms back? Did home land security have a right to check on weapons and confiscate them?

    Ok so a friend was charged a misdeameanor disorderly conduct because he was there to renew his id badge at midway airport and accidentally forgot he had a spring and barrel in his bag, days later homeland security came to his house and took his we...

    Zedrick’s Answer

    Hello. It is highly unlikely that Homeland Security will voluntarily return your friend's firearms. In my opinion, it just will not happen. Since 9/11 a lot has changed, especially in regard to air travel and airport safety, and gun control is such a sensitive topic. There are quite a few details regarding your friend's situation that I do not have. Your friend may want to consider retaining the services of an attorney for help.

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  • Documented sexual harassment complaint with HR, can I be forced to work with this coworker alone?

    At my place of employment, my position moves around to different offices every couple of months or so. At one of these offices, I had an incident with a male coworker (I am a female) where I was being sexually harassed. The incident was reported...

    Zedrick’s Answer

    Hello. This is a very serious matter. You certainly should not put yourself in such an uncomfortable and possibly dangerous situation. Prior to your rotation shift, you should advise your supervisor in writing that you cannot work in close proximity to this individual. HR should receive a copy of this letter as well. I suggests that you contact your supervisor immediately. In my opinion, a police report should also have been made concerning the sexual harrassment. I also suggests that you retain an attorney to discuss possible legal action against the offender. I hope that my comments are useful.

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  • These boys are bullying my daughter?

    My 9 year old daughter tells me these boys in her class have been bullying her lately. They hit her,pinch her, push her, and call her names. I informed the teacher and he said they are being boys and they probably just have a crush on her. I thin...

    Zedrick’s Answer

    Hello. This is a very serious situation. I suggests you hire an attorney and schedule a meeting with the school principal to lodge your complaints. If you cannot get the school administration to cooperate, you may want to file a lawsuit. You may also want to file a police report on behalf of your daughter.

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  • I graduated Cosmetology school back in 2009. School was sold and new owners have no records of my file.

    At the time of my graduation, no paperwork was given to me. I was going thru a nasty divorce and did not go back immediately for transcript/diploma. During this time, the school was sold to a different company. I have since reached the new owners,...

    Zedrick’s Answer

    Hello. I'm sorry to hear that you have had such a difficult time with this matter. You appear to have exhausted all out of court remedies. It sounds to me as if filing a lawsuit is your next option. I suggests that you immediately speak with an attorney of your choice.

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  • Can you fly domestically with a warrant? Will you be detained at the airport?

    Can you fly domestically with a warrant? Will you be detained at the airport?

    Zedrick’s Answer

    Hello. You certainly run the risk of being arrested, should you be profiled for any number of reasons when checking your bags at the airport. Security at airports is tighter than ever, especially after 9/11. It is best to speak with a lawyer of your choice about this matter, face to face, if you have not already done so.

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  • Trying to find a lawyer to help me get my criminal background A raced

    I have a first-degree attempted murder and I'm trying to get that taken off my record its prevented me from getting housing jobs

    Zedrick’s Answer

    Hello. You will need to petition the Governor of the State of Illinois for a Pardon. This is done by filing a petition for Executive Clemency with the State of Illinois Prisoner Review Board. This procedure is not for the purpose of retrying the issues of your case, but is for you to request that you be pardoned for the crime of which you were convicted. There is no limit to the number of times that you may file a petition for executive clemency. Once your petition is filed, you have the option of personally appearing before the Review Board to verbally explain why you want a pardon, and why you are a good candidate for a pardon based upon your lifestyle and contributions to your community since your conviction for the crime. I strongly suggests that you hire an attorney to assist you with this process. If you are granted a pardon, it is then necessary to have the arrest and conviction expunged from your records. This is a very involved procedure, so my comments here cannot in any way substitute for the value of sitting down with an attorney of your choice and discussing the whole process, face to face. I hope my comments have been helpful.

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  • Can I sue a child protective social worker for making discriminating statements regarding special needs child and parent?

    I found in my case folder the report that the child protection service social worker provided to the court. in his report he called my special needs child a 'monster" and said he witnessed my child making a gun figure with her hands. my ...

    Zedrick’s Answer

    The social worker may be protected from civil liability in this situation. In other words, there may be a law in place which prevents this individual from being sued because of the capacity in which he or she serves. I am hoping that your child has been appointed an attorney to represent her interest by the court. You also need an attorney, if you do not already have one. Child protective service court proceedings can get ugly and you will want your rights and the rights of your child protected. I hope my comments have been helpful.

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  • What happens after felony conviction is vacated?

    My felony conviction has been vacated. How long must I wait before I can answer NO to the felony convition question on applications?

    Zedrick’s Answer

    Hello. You can immediately advise those who ask, that your felony conviction has been vacated. You should get a certified copy of the court order vacating the felony conviction. Congratulations! Now the file should be sealed and your arrest needs to be expunged. If a private attorney represented you in the case, you should ask him or her for their representation in getting the file sealed and the arrest expunged. If you were represented by a public defender, or a court appointed attorney, you will probably have to get the assistance of a private attorney to do this for you. I suggests that you act quickly. The sooner the better. I hope my comments have been helpful.

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  • Not sure if I have a warrant

    Moved out of state many years ago and recently ran into some old friends. They asked if I ever had gotten my warrant taken care of, but as far as I know I never had one. I've called the sheriff's department but they said they can't give or that in...

    Zedrick’s Answer

    Hello. It is best to hire an Illinois attorney to search records to determine whether there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. If the attorney does locate a warrant, he or she will probably suggests that you return to Illinois to resolve the matter before the matter follows you where you currently reside. My last comments pertain to what might happen if you are arrested or stopped where you presently reside. If the officer stopping or arresting you discovers a warrant for you arrest in Illinois, he or she may arrest you for the purpose of having you returned to Illinois. This could be a real problem, because you might be held for several days or weeks in jail in your present home State while necessary paperwork is processed for your return to Illinois. I suggests that you get in touch with an Illinois attorney immediately to begin searching to see if there is a warrant for your arrest. I hope that my comments have been helpful.

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  • When a felony conviction is vacated how long does it take for my criminal record to reflect that?

    I know that the charge will remain visible but when will my record actually say the conviction has been vacated? I need employment...

    Zedrick’s Answer

    Hello. It is unlikely that anyone can predict what will actually show on your record, unless you have the file sealed and/or the arrest expunged. It is best not to rely upon whether a clerk will take the initiative to safeguard your eligibility to seek employment. It's best to have your lawyer look into this for you. I hope my comments have been helpful.

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