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  1. Maybe this is stupid, but here goes: I had two prior County burglary cases prosecuted against me in 1993. Now, I have a murder case pending in same County. My murder charge arises now not because of actual evidence of my involvement in it, but because of the allegation that the physical description of the murder suspect is applicable to me. Of course, that same physical description also fits a large number of other people in the general public. It just so happens however, that the person directing the murder investigation happens to be a police officer who was involved in my two prior burglary cases and who testified against me in them at the time. It also happens that the prosecutor in my murder case is also now the same prosecutor who prosecuted me in those two cases back in 1993. One defense I am raising now is the argument is that the police officer was not impartial in his murder investigation, and if that police officer had not been in charge of the murder investigation, then I would not have been charged today based on the lack of actual evidence of my involvement. Back in '93, the prosecutor was also first-hand privy to a lot of background info about me from my PD regarding things such as my mental health. Now, this prosecutor is calling this prior PD as a witness against me in some manner in my murder case. So, all this old info is being dredged up in an attempt to probably use it out of context against me in some way, because the State's murder case is otherwise very weak. My questions are: what privilege do I now retain with respect to what was said or known between myself and my old PD, and then, is there any sort of conflict-of-interest issue with respect to the prosecutor now handling my murder case?
  2. I've been having issues with a new property owner who owns the property surrounding half my property. Since day one he's been intimidating. The one who sold him the property and my father in law who built the House we live in now had a verbal easement agreement for convenience not necessity. My father in law passed last year which negates any agreement made as well as the sale of the property. The new property owner never used the easement as an easement but as a parking lot for his equipment. It's a 3-400 ft old driveway and he parks it in the spot closest to my house!! And carries his tools the rest of the 200+ feet to get to his property! Just to harass me and be in the way where my children play ball. For 3 months we asked him to remove his vehicles from our property. After a month we started telling him to remove his vehicles or we will contact authorities. His attitude progressed negatively and he became more aggressive and confrontational. Finally, I gave him his final warning beginning of April. Asked him to remove said items and if he parked them on my property again I'll calling police and press trespassing charges on him have his vehicles towed at his expense. He then broke out into verbal assault, which I did return. He threatened bodily harm if I contact authorities where I turned and did such that. 20 minutes for police to get to me due to where I live. I realised I didn't have a fighting chance against him and his business partner was in the truck who obviously wanted no part of this. And I was home alone with my 3 young children. Went out to inform him police were on their way in hopes he'd flee, and to stand between him and my home which held my children who were standing in the door way behind the glass patio doors. They could see it all. He was already advancing towards me armed and dangerous staring me down and not speaking. I drew my weapon in defense which he didn't expect and stopped his advancing but he just stood their staring. He eventually turned back for his truck and started to flee. But before he left my property he told me he hopes I like my house cause he has nothing to loose. Police confiscated my weapon for defense, and told him he can come to my home and use the easement which he has no legal right to nor necessity to use, but has to park on his property which is over 300 acres and we have 3. The other day I received a disorderly conduct ticket for brandishing a firearm in such a manner to alarm said property owner. And no charges brought on him! How can this happen? What do I do? And how can I reverse charges from me to him? What kind of lawsuits and restraining orders do I need to file!? Am I going to jail for defending my family and my self and home?
  3. I have a Defamation case pending against a lawyer and her client in Illinois. The two of them are involved in a separate case against me, and they chose to include extensive irrelevant personal assassination statements against me in one of their published briefs. They included these disparaging statements in the "Statement of Facts" section which make them even more clearly libelous and malicious than if they had been in the argument section of their brief. The attorney is licensed to practice law in the State of IL where both cases are taking place. However, the attorney does not have malpractice insurance. Should I be successful in my defamation case and obtain a judgment against the attorney, I do not want her just to declare bankruptcy and move on. I would like to put a lien on the attorney's ability to practice law in the state. Is there any precedent in IL or any other state to put a lien on an attorney's law license in order to make sure that a debt is paid? Thank you so much. Mr_Pro_Se.
  4. I'm fairly certain my workplace is making me ill. Last fall we had the roof replaced, and during that time when it rained, it leaked like a sieve. Now that the weather is getting warmer, I can smell the mustiness as soon as I step inside. I have a mold allergy and asthma, and after a minute or two I can just feel my lungs closing up. I spend an hour in the evening coughing and hacking up the pollutants I've inhaled during the day. I'm an office staff level position with a good amount of seniority with the company, but I only have so much authority. I've moved myself into a conference room with a different air handler system, but I still feel the effects. Of course, I've tried alerting the proper people, and it took some effort to get someone to take me seriously, but there is finally going to be an air quality study done. Assuming there is an issue found, and assuming it'll take some time for remediation, I'm still going to have to deal with this somehow for some amount of time. I'm just wondering what my rights are? Thanks... Bob
  5. 2 weeks before the move in date of 5/15, I emailed a representative of this property company, telling them to cancel my lease, and to obtain a refund for my security deposit. I still have this email as evidence, but after this email was sent I received no further correspondence. So, naturally I assumed the lease was summarily canceled 2 weeks before the move in date and that they wanted to keep my deposit in their pockets. I decided to not pursue this. Fast forward , to now, July, the employees at this company, are trying to offload accountability to me and are asking me to pay a fee to break the lease. I think I have a pretty strong case against them seeing as I have recorded evidence of me expressing interest to break the lease 2 weeks before I ever moved in, and I paid first months rent without even moving in. Moreover, they should have noticed that there was no tenant and yet they were still keeping me in the billing cycle. A clear case of corporate negligence, but what should I do now. Any attempt to reason with them is met with corporate bureaucracy, as expected. The rent is for an apartment in South Loop, Chicago for about $1700/mth , I had to break the lease because I was discharged from my school, after signing the lease contract.
  6. Copped out to felony probation wih a stipulation thatthei is no contact with a person. now i went to court and they said thai had contact with this person so they violated my probationbut on top of that they also served me with a violation of order of protection. and ive never been served a copyof that. so my question is can they do that or no? since ive never been formally served......
  7. In Illinois, if there is no record of the proceedings, no transcript of a court appearance, a Bystander's Report can be entered. Are there any guidelines for such a report? Is it like an affidavit? Or a declaration? How would one be written and presented? Or rules governing their use? Is there a site or guide online? I've yet to find one. Thank you.
  8. vehicle was pulled over driver had no valid L'S or insurance three people in the car driver ,front passenger ,and one person behind passenger (both passenger and backseat person have priors) the vehicle was searched and upon compeletion of this search their was pills(prescription only) found underneat the front passenger seat both the front passenger and back seat person were questioned the person the in the back seat denise any knowledge of these pills the front passenger conffessedand saidthat they belonged to the backseat driver. so this person was arreseted on simply on that fact. the car did not belong to any of the three passengers. so my question to you is if the driver comes forth and writes a affadavit saying that the front passenger was lying and that his statement is false. hat good would that do?
  9. need help on how federal court process works. charges: poss/intent to dis./con subsatance. 10.2 grams of cocaine title 21, u.s code.sec 841(a)(1) :poss/of/firearm/ .32 cal colt revovler previously been transported in intersstate commerce... title 18. u.s. code sec 922(g)(1) :drug trafficking while in poss/of/firearm title 18. u.s code sec 924©(1)(A)(i) QUESTIONS: sentencing guide lines max and minimum? loop holes? ways around to make it back to a state case? does federal court allow to make plea agreements? what is the smart thing to do at this point? lawyer isnt really telling me much at this point. if u can share anything that is related to this please comment anyhelp is better than any help. please thank you.
  10. what options do I have to contest a divorce while in custody. I was not given the ability to file for alimony due to being in custody even though I sent notice to both my wife and the judge about a previous court appearence on the same date as the hearing. Any insight will be helpful, and thanks for your time.....
  11. listen...... i am currently being charged with a crime that i didnt do. my first and middle name is Turtle Man. the rockford police dep. told me someone named me and said i commited a crime. saying they named me by my nick name. witch they stated that is "turtle man" thatis not my nick name but my real name so how is it that im being charged simply because it so happens that my name is Turtle Man and the witness said she cant even identify they person in question and can only give that name because she over heard someone else call such person by that name..............
  12. To begin with, a court order was signed to revoke bond. Is that court order a valid order if it is signed by a judge, but not filed? Recently, this issue arose. It was discovered that the trial court signed an order revoking bond. This was done late at night at the judges home and there is a docket entry by the clerk of the county for that day. But, the docket entry is incorrect. The paper was not entered into the record at 11pm (the courthouse was obviously closed then), it should have been entered the following day. But, it was never file-stamped, placed in the court file, nor made available to the public or published. Requests for the order could did not produce the document. Finally, this order popped up (in discovery) and was used as justification to hold the defendant in custody pending charges. But a filed, stamped copy by the clerk, could not be produced by the State. If the order was never made public is it a valid order? If the order was signed, yet improperly filed or not docketed is it still a legal order or document? This all took place in Illinois.
  13. two people were apprehended in a stolen vehicle and their was a firearm insuch vehicle. they werequestion about a third person that got away. they said that he was the one that had the vehicle and that the firearm was his. but this person was not caught at the scene nor was their any fingerprints in the vehicle or the firearm and on top of that their is no valid video of such person that was arressted becuase of the two ppl statements. so why is it possible that such person is arreseted simply because they said that he was their. and ontop of this such person hasan alibi for the time and place for when the say he was their. can anyone please shed some light on this please and thank you.
  14. Recently, a University of Illinois students debuted a website. www.illinoisausterityatlas.com The student created this information packed site which chronicles the effects of the ongoing Illinois state budget stalemate. The site has some good graphics and data in categories like: Higher Education, Youth, Health & Social Services. The student was recently contacted and asked if she would include "Legal Services" as a seperate category, as many on those effected by Illinois' financial woes would also be in need of those types of services. Encourage the student to update and provide these statistics on her website for all to see.
  15. A friend of mine was arrested for obstructing a police officer. Police claim they lied. My friend went to trial on the charges and was found not guilty. Despite this ruling, the judge still stated that he thought my friend did indeed lie, but that the lie did not hinder or obstruct the officer in doing their duty. My friend is adamant that they did not lie, claiming they answered the police truthfully and honestly, rationalizing, that afterall, they were found "not guilty". Right? Now, my friend is a witness is another case related to this first accusation of lying. If my friend repeats the same information they initially gave to the police, now as a witness, would it again be considered lying? Do they open themselves up to new charges being filed? Does the judge's opinion have any bearing or weight?
  16. The police were actively pursuing and investigating an individual of whom they believed to be involved with drug sales. I bought a vehicle from that suspected dealer, and thus became actively investigated as well. I found this information out later, as stated within the police report. A month elapsed and my girlfriends home was subsequently raided by police who carried a search warrant of which had no name at all imprinted on it. Further, the police were calling me by the name of the individual from whom I had previously bought the vehicle from. Following the search, a gun was found under the couch cushion, as well as a tiny amount of heroin and crack of which was located somewhere within the vehicle I had bought previously. I had never seen a search warrant at all for the vehicle. The police had printed a statement for my girlfriend to sign saying everything was mine and she did so, only after officers warned her that her unborn child could be taken forever and other such threats. All investigative reports and police interrigations seemed to point to the fact that they were clearly looking for another person with another name and of which really had nothing to do with me in any way, other than the fact that the truck had been recently purchased by me from the person of whom they were really investigating. The truck in which the alleged drugs had been found was not legally mine, as it had not been registered to me. Is there any illegal search and seizure issues of which anyone might be able to see within the context of this narration? It seems to me that there is alot wrong here, but I would like some feedback. This has been written for a friend, and in no way can be damaging to any pending court procedings. Am just seeking your opinions and will say thank you in advance for any insight for which you might be willing to share. Any further info will be gladly shared if it will help you to better form an opinion as to the legalities and intrcicities of this case. Thanks for reading...
  17. This isn't really a Trust issue, but I didn't know which category, if any, would apply. How can I resign/quit/decline further coverage from my Medicaid plan? Does Illinois Medicaid have a specific form I need to use or can I try (again) by sending a signed letter to the DHS office stating my intent to decline further coverage? Should that letter go to a Springfield office or the local DHS office I am assigned to? I already sent them a signed letter stating my intent, but have not received a response in 8 weeks and it is becoming urgent that I get off the plan now. I have repeatedly called and held for long periods without being able to speak to a live person at the local DHS office, and don't know who to contact in Springfield. Thank you in advance for your help.
  18. Hi everyone, I'm in Chicago as a J1 visa student to work during the summer but a woman wants to adopt me but I'm 20 years old so can anyone tell me if there's a chance that she can adopt me even if I am this old and I come from Europe. Please somebody respond here. Thank you
  19. I need information on leaving and expatriotating the country in lieu of prosecution. I know we have the 14th amendment right and the nationalization act right to expatriate, but I need case examples of the right being used instead of going to trial or prosecution (State or federal)... Does anyone know of cases or can anyone look cases up for me? Thank you in advance!
  20. Is anyone familiar with the FEN-PHEN class action settlement? What if a person within the last year found out he/she recent complications are a result of ingesting that product and has a licensed professional attesting its legitiamcy? I know the claim is time-barred, but not sure as to the stipulations of the settlement agreement. The staue of limitations in Illinois states 2 years from the time a person found out or should have had reasonable knowledge of the injury. Is there still a number to call? Or how can a person obtain a claim form?
  21. What is the legal basis, the legal justification, for withholding or not reviewing discovery with a client in Illinois? I have a private attorney. I know my charges. They are false charges. After many delays and continuances, making discovery requests, and receiving police reports and other documents; I still have not reviewed these documents with counsel. He mumbles various excuses, we plan to meet to review, but it doesn't happen. I ask him about this and he claims he's unable to show me. But, he doesn't point to a specific rule, statute or procedure governing this denial. I know he's busy, but he does meet with me, so it's not a time issue or that he's too busy. I've asked others and discussed the matter, not anything about my case or those issues, just this one matter of case review. Many say, "that's how it's done in Illinois". But, no one can answer... why? The reason is seems illusive or difficult to define. I've tried to Google the meaning or terms, but I am having a hard time defining the problem. Discovery review? So, FindLaw, why do attorneys in Illinois not review or withhold discovery from their clients? Thanks, for any help you may provide!
  22. I had got 30 months probation for possesion of parahenalia. along with 45 days credit jail time and fine. While on probation I was accused of a retail theft , which was enhanced to a class 4 felony, for which I recieved a remand to a treatment facility. After a suspension and unsuccessful attempt at rehabilitation, I caught a class A misdemeanor which carries one year. I have 22 months in on the 30 month probation, and the new charge carries up to a year. There is a petition to vacate probation because of the new case. I have not been indicted on the class A for more than 60 days. I would like to know why Im still here, if my time is up, or how long does the state have to tell me their intentions with regards to the misdemeanor. And do I get day for day for the year I might be facing, and do Iget day for day for the time Ihave been sitting? Any help to this cunfusion willl be so helpful...thanks for looking....
  23. I need information on leaving and expatriotating the country in lieu of prosecution. I know we have the 14th amendment right and the 401 nationalization act right to expatriate, but I need case examples of the right being used instead of going to trial or prosecution (State or federal)... Does anyone know of cases or can anyone look cases up for me? Thank you in advance!
  24. does anyone have or find a list of condemned prisons in Illinois. I eard some have been declared condemed but are still being used. Any information on this subject will be much appreciated....
  25. I was arrested on a aggravated unlawful use of a firearm at a graduation .. now the officer never had a probable cause he said hey in a crowd of people i looked and proceeded to walk off he then tackled me in a crowd of people and after he and his partner cuffed me they picked a firearm up (without any gloves) and jagged it took a bullet out of the head and released the magazine in it and charged me with a uuw
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