Skip to main content
Zaid Mahmoud Abdallah

Zaid Abdallah’s Answers

39 total

  • What if he does not have that amount of money the day he goes to court ? What will happen

    My boyfriend was recently put in jail for a burglary crime . He received probation but they are telling him the cost of probation is 1200 dollars .

    Zaid’s Answer

    The best thing for him to do is to go to court and inform the court of his financial situation. It always best to communicate with the court that way the court can take his situation into account. As long as he met all other conditions of probation the court may allow him some leeway on the issue of fees. It might not be a bad idea to retain an attorney for his next court appearance.

    See question 
  • Do I need to pay the penalty for civil demand letter?

    I was caught shoplifting at a retail store, the amount is less than $100. I was took to their backstage office, photo taken, ID taken, SSN taken. Then I was taken to the police office, released hours later. The criminal case was dismissed. But the...

    Zaid’s Answer

    You should always follow the advice of your attorney since he would know more about your case than anyone in this forum. If the retailer recovered the merchandise then I am of the opinion they are not entitled to any amount of money. The likelihood of the retailer filing suit over such a small amount of money is slim.

    See question 
  • How do defense lawyers overcome a jury's emotions and sympathy for an alleged victim?

    My boyfriend is actively involved in a case for which he was wrongfully accused. The alleged "victim" is a good actress and has a heart wrenching sob story based off of lies and exaggerated truths. Her statement to police is accurately described a...

    Zaid’s Answer

    There is no short answer to your question. Many times a jury trial comes down to who tells a better story. Many times through skillful cross examination you can expose a witnesses's lies in front of a jury.

    See question 
  • I posted bond for my boyfriend and he hasn't changed at all so I was wondering if I could have the bond revoked so that I could

    get my money back or at least send him back to jail where he needs to be.

    Zaid’s Answer

    No only the court can revoke his bond

    See question 
  • Does the disposition S.O.L. which stands for Stricken off Docket with leave count as a Conviction in immigration courts?

    I was arrested for theft but my disposition was S.O.L. which in Illinois is Not a Conviction, I was not sent to theft school or given Probation or charged a fine; Will this affect my ability to become naturalized? Will the DHS view this as a Convi...

    Zaid’s Answer

    SOL is a dismissal

    See question 
  • URGENT!!!What are the possible penalties for shooting a fire arm while under the influence of drugs and alcohol in IL.

    My boyfriend who has no history of violence or gun use had a mental break down the other day. He blacked out and grabbed his twin brothers fire arm which was out in the open and suggested he kill himself. He is 28 years old and again, there is no ...

    Zaid’s Answer

    It depends on what he is charged with. Do you know what he was charged with?

    See question 
  • How long do you serve in jail for being caught with a gun?

    at the age of 17

    Zaid’s Answer

    The possible penalties for possession of a firearm vary in Illinois. If you are charge with agg uuw it is non probational and you are looking at 1-3. If you are charged with uuw by felon you are looking at 3-7. Talk to an attorney because there man ways you can challenge a gun case.

    See question 
  • Can the police do a warrentless search for a person who didn't go to court if I give them consent to come in and talk to me

    They asked to come in and talk to me but started searching my apartment when they got inside

    Zaid’s Answer

    No they can not search your home. Giving law enforcement consent to walk into your house does not translate into consent to search. Whenever consent is given law enforcement must not go outside the scope of that consent.

    See question 
  • Can I put in a mtion to suppress in prelimiminary hearing

    The police entered my Home without a search warrant and found contraband

    Zaid’s Answer

    You can not file a motion to suppress at preliminary hearing. A preliminary hearing is a hearing conducted to see if there is probable cause to charge. In most situations will not be allowed to go into topic regarding the search of your home. If you would like to discuss further call me 3129293171

    See question 
  • Can the police search my home if I give them consent to come in?

    the police came looking for someone who wasnt there they asked can they come in to talk to me and started searching my apartment

    Zaid’s Answer

    Consent to enter your home is not consent to search.

    See question