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I recieved a letter from stating that im currently under indictment for unlawful use of a weapon, and aggervated discharge of a firearm, and i was brought in to police station questioned and released
Were you questioned by the police first or did you receive the letter first?
Question by police, and i applied for f.o.i.d card and that was the reason for denial
OK. That means you were indicted by a grand jury and formally charged. There is most likely a warrant for your arrest.
will they come to my home?
You need to contact the police and tell them you received the letter. It is better that you turn yourself in than have the police kick down your door. Also, if you turn yourself in, it gives you a chance to plan it out.
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yes, i moment
So theres definitely a warrant, by the statement by the state police or could they be still investigating?
If you were indicted, they are finished investigating and a warrant was issued.
and what would likely be bail for those particular offenses
The bail is set by the judge and there is no set amount. It depends on the judge.
Is there a range for these offenses
For the bail?
do they act on a warrant or do they let it go outstanding?
There is no set range. It usually depends on the facts of the case, the prior criminal history of the defendant, and the individual judge. If you arrange to turn yourself in, you can sometimes find out the bail ahead of time.
They will act. It is simply a matter of time. You need to call the police tomorrow.
ok, thank you...
Is there anything else I can help you with?
no,thxs, if anymore question arise, can i contact this website?
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1 more question, why wasnt i charged when they picked me up,
Because they were still investigating.
If the letter says you are under indictment, then you have been indicted. If no warrant was issued and you are under indictment, that means that the DA elected to issue a summons. If the letter doesn't give you a court date, you need to call the district attorney and find out when your court date is.
If you already have a lawyer, your lawyer will find this out for you. If you don't have a lawyer, you need to hire one as soon as possible. If you can't afford a lawyer, call the court where the case is pending (it should be in the letter, if not, the DA should be able to tell you). Once you find the number for the court, call them and tell them about the letter you received, and then ask about their procedures to get a court appointed lawyer.
I don't know. Something sounds strange. But, if the Illinois State police say you were indicted, then they should be able to provide you with that information. If they can't, then their letter was wrong.
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