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We're missing a lot of facts that would help drive the analysis. The first question I'd ask was whether this was part of an actual or attempted sex offense. If that's the case, the suspect could be facing particularly serious charges. Other information is also missing, such as the drug involved, whether it's on the list of controlled substances, her ...


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There are a couple of indications that a bouncer may not confiscate an ID. This policy document adopting licensing policies to Require licensees with fake ID violations to temporarily or permanently hire on-site law enforcement or certified security guards who are properly trained to check IDs during regular or peak hours to deter the use of fake ...


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While I believe @bdb484 did an excellent list of potential charges, it should be noted that they will not all be charged depending on the circumstances. Assuming that the victim unknowingly ingested the contents of the pill, the nature of the substance in the pill could determine a host of different charges. For example, if the pill was over the counter ...


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ServSafe actually has a compiled list of documents which identify a lot of information about the various aspects of alcohol sales within each state. I've separated them into three categories based on whether the state allows, disallows, or does not regulate it one way or the other. Of course, keep in mind that these are state laws and laws may be even more ...


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The video is a record created and possessed by the government, documenting government activities. It is a government record, and probably a public record under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act. As such, you would almost certainly be unable to force its destruction, and it's more likely that the public would be able to access it.


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Given there was no answer here, I will state what I know about child abuse response, but note I am not a lawyer nor am I in Illinois, so my statements are likely generalized for most US states (individual laws vary by state, and I reside in Pennsylvania). In most US states, the police and child/youth services (that's what it's called in Pennsylvania but all ...


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Illinois law has provisions for the seizure of "dilapidated" and "inoperable" vehicles if they are "in view of the public" according to 55 ILCS 5/5–12002.1. In many cases such laws have been found to be unconstitutional. There is sort of a constant battle: states pass nuisance seizure laws and courts overturn those laws, then states pass more laws. You ...


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The following answers are based upon general U.S. law, I have not personally confirmed that they apply in Illinois in particular under its adoption law, or each of its welfare benefits programs, or its wrongful death statute. There is no affirmative duty of a mother to inform a father or potential father of the existence of his child, at least outside (1) ...


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A few complications since this is a passport: The passport is the property of the issuing sovereign Nation. Typically the laws of the locality require the non-citizen be in possession of the passport. The person should get his own embassy involved since it's their document. The local police should also be pulled in if they are not corrupt- the embassy ...


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A child can only be adopted if all legal guardians agree to it. In normal circumstances both the mother and the father of the child are it's legal guardians. The dialog is accurate. If the father does not agree to adoption and the mother doesn't want to raise the child then the father would normally apply to the court for full custody: in these ...


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In the case you linked to, they stated that, even with the Fourth Amendment, police do have a right to tow cars under the "community caretaker doctrine." They found that because that particular car was properly maintained and registered, that that car could not be towed under the doctrine. But since your car had an expired registration and was not being used,...


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Yes, they can. How would they enforce it? It seems like the HOA would have to be able to request to see the tenant's credit report, background check, proof of income, and rent checks to make sure the rules are being followed. The HOA might have to make a rule giving it the right to audit members on pain of a fine or something. What is to ...


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In 2017 Illinois changed its law so that criminal charges for child abuse have no statute of limitations, and can be prosecuted as long as the accused is alive. This applies to all such crimes that occur after the new law was passed, and to all prior crimes on which the previous statute of limitations had not yet expired. See this news story on the change ...


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Very interesting legal question. Had it been in a public place, you both would have had right to film anything you pleased. Different deal in the privacy of your home. There, you have the right to record because it's your domicile, even without notice to the officer (e.g. nanny-cams). However the officer as a private party does not automatically have ...


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You are responsible vis-a-vis the landlord. If the obligations are not current, then the landlord has a right to terminate the primary lease, and your sublease is derivative of the primary lease, so you would be evicted. You, in turn, would have a right to sue the tenant of the original lease from whom you subleased, for any funds you had to expend to bring ...


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Overview of Notice Requirements To Fathers Prior To Adoption In Illinois The father has some rights, but they are very limited in Illinois under the kind of circumstances set forth in the ER dialog. If the mother wants to put up the child for adoption and doesn't want to reveal anything about the father, perhaps with the specific intent of preventing him ...


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No, because you are affecting the car's value by selling its parts. The car is collateral to the loan, so if you don't make the payments, the lender has the right to repossess and resell it to recoup their money. If they are unable to recover at least the outstanding balance of the loan through resale, you will be on the hook for the difference. This is ...


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When screening potential tenants, what is the proper way to turn them down, and the legal implications if the tenant asks for more details? The "proper" way to turn someone down depends on why you decided to turn him or her down. As long as you did not decline to rent to a tenant because of information you learned in a credit report or commercially ...


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Look at companies such as Haggerty that insure only classic and low mileage cars. They have no issue giving full coverage on your classic car while at the same time you keep your daily driver with another company. Since this is the business model of an entire group of companies that specialize in specialty vehicles, I would think it would be legal.


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Many states require an escrow of rent for habitability issues, simply not paying rent can be grounds for eviction proceedings. Illinois has a statute for deducting a repair from rent (765 ILCS 742/5). If it’s less than half the monthly rent and less than $500, a tenant can inform the landlord of the repair required. If the landlord has not provided a ...


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The law assumes 5 days for mailing. A post mark is prima facie proof that it was mailed and the presumption, that you have to rebut, is that it was received. Did you recently move, where it would be forwarded? If so, it will have a forwarding sticker and this will get you another 5 days. If not, you are pretty much out of luck, unless you can get you ...


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There are no laws against what you are proposing. However, you might find in practice that it is impossible: I.e., no insurer will sell insurance on one car knowing that your "household" owns and drives another car that they do not insure. There might be some adverse selection argument for this sort of policy, but that's something for the insurer to ...


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You may contact a towing company; they will ask who you are, and will politely inform you that since you aren't the property owner, they aren't authorized to take someone else's car that is trespassing on the property. [Addendum] The first step in unraveling the legalities of the situation is seeing that only the property owner can give permission to enter ...


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The claim is probably based on this language from the Illinois Statutes: § 2-3.  Neglected or abused minor. (1) Those who are neglected include: [...] (d) any minor under the age of 14 years whose parent or other person responsible for the minor's welfare leaves the minor without supervision for an unreasonable period of time without ...


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The first part is a matter of jurisdiction. I do not believe that simply using a cell phone with an Illinois number will give the Illinois courts jurisdiction, if you're standing in Wisconsin and calling a person in Wisconsin. Also, when you state that the call is recorded for ___ purposes, does that have any bearing on the actual use (e.g. they state ...


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She damaged you - your beef is with her. If she has insurance, the choice of is she wants to claim or not is up to her. She is not obliged to make a claim and probably not obliged to tell her insurer about it. Perhaps she has a $20,000 excess. Perhaps she is a person not covered by the policy (too young or otherwise excluded) Perhaps she is (legitimately) ...


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"Out of state" means "not a permanent resident of the state". A Californian student doesn't need to get an Illinois Driver's License (they can continue to use their Californian license), and nor does a German one (they can continue to use their German one).


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According to the Illinois Legal Aid site you may be entitled to the services of a public defender. That site suggests that you: Tell the judge that you cannot afford to hire a lawyer. The judge may then ask you questions about your employment, expenses, and assets (money in the bank, home, car, etc.). The judge may also ask you to fill out a form that ...


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This seems to be a common thing. From the web page of an attorney: It is common for motorists to go to traffic court and express their surprise when the judge tells them they have to hire a lawyer. It is not just common. It is a daily occurrence. The reason that courts want the defendant to be represented by counsel is courts want to preserve the right to ...


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