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PA** Our former tenants wrote us a bad check last month and
PA** Our former tenants wrote us a bad check for their last month and we filed criminal charges for check fraud against them. Damages to us total about $850. They showed up in criminal court without an attorney. The judge continued the case for a month to give them time to find an attorney or he will send them to jail (this is what happened to a defendant immediately prior to our hearing). We're surprised that the charges should be as serious as it is. As the outcome looks like right now, either they hire a private attorney (which they say they can't afford), or they show up without an attorney and get sent to jail, or they pay us. Is there a chance they can show up with a 'free' attorney (eg, legal aid) and somehow we would be at a disadvantage? We're just wondering if we should now seek counsel. This is not supposed to be an expensive process for us. Their defense is that we didn't have an occupancy permit at the time of their tenancy and therefore they should not have had to pay rent at all. What are the chances that a 'free' attorney would take on their defense? and, under what circumstances do defendants have to show up in court with an attorney or they get sent to jail?
I HAVE A CLIENT I PERFORMED WORK THEIR CAR. I TOOK 800
I HAVE A CLIENT I PERFORMED WORK FOR ON THEIR CAR. I TOOK 800 AS A DEPOSIT, PERFORMED ALL SERVICES, CLIENT PICKED UP THE CAR AND WROTE A FRAUDULENT CHECK (SIGNED HIS DADS NAME) THE BANK WOULDNT CASH IT - SIG DIDNT MATCH. THEN THEY ISSUED A STOP PAYMENT ON THE CHECK. I M OUT OVER 2000.00 AND NOT IN POSESSION OF THE CAR.... WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS???
I have an pending identity theft charge, which came from a
I have an pending identity theft charge, which came from a check fraud charge which was dropped but the id theft is still 'pending' ??? I don't know what that means and now I have a warrant for failure to appear on the id theft that I didn't even know existed, nor was I contacted, made aware of, ect.
In the fall of 2012 I went to get the suspension lifted off
In the fall of 2012 I went to get the suspension lifted off my license in Illinois by paying all my fines off. I was eligible to get my license reinstated in 2004. After paying off the fines, the State of Illinois then proceeded to tell me they could not reinstate my license due to an outstanding warrant from 2002. Below are the details I have found out about the warrant.On Oct 3, 2002, I received my second DUI, which would have made it a felony.In March of 2003, I was arrested by the Cook County Sheriff for outstanding warrants (all traffic related). I went before the judge and he sentenced me to a period of incarceration, suspended, and a year on probation. At the time of my release from CCJ, they ran me through NCIC and found that I had a warrant in Indiana for Check fraud. I was then held in CCJ until Indiana cam and picked me up. I spent a year in and Indiana Jail serving the sentence for check fraud. Upon my release from incarceration in Indiana 9April 2004), they also ran another warrant check, and a warrant for Illinois had come up for violation of probation from the sentence a year prior. I was the transported by the Cook County Sheriff back to Illinois where I went before the Judge again, and the case was then closed. I was subsequently released from the Cook County Jail (after they had again ran my name to which no warrant came up).I have been living in Tennessee since and have had my name run on a few occasions (just standard procedure when traveling with someone when stopped for speeding), and nothing came up. I was arrested for petty theft in 2011 (Didn't pay a bar tab) files were dropped and again released from jail after being run through NCIC.I had been my father's caregiver through his battle with cancer and needed to be able to drive him to his Dr's appointments, which is why I started the process of reinstating his license.The warrant was issued well before all of the times being ran though NCIC and it never came up. I would have very happily (well not happily) dealt with this at the time. Now I have a successful life, I have a great career and currently in College. I can't afford to go turn myself in to get this dropped, just to get my license back.Is there anyway I can get this thrown out since it has been 12 years, BTW the warrant STILL does NOT come up. There's no way I can face my accuser, I was not afforded due diligence in being served the warrant ( I was incarcerated twice by the Sheriff that issued the warrant).I'm not trying to get out of a mistake I have recently made, but one that was made 12 years ago and could have been taken care of then. All I want is the opportunity to continue being a productive member of society, to which this will take that away from me.
Was served with a attorney general warrant, it was becauseView more criminal law questions
Was served with a attorney general warrant, it was because a past employee was fired because I caught him steeling from my company and I pressed charges. I now have a false claims act case filed against me that isn't true, and is in retaliation. How can a individual in which I went to the county police dept and filed a report against then file a state and or federal case in retaliation that's completely false ? I see whistleblower protections against someone that files a false claims act suit but what if they filed in retaliation? Where are my protections under the law?