15916Illinois- Pro Se- Continuance- Narcotic Use
- Feb 18, 2008Ok, I am poor, not a lot of money and I am a dad trying to operate in
one of the worst circuits in Illinois.
I have several questions regarding continuances and court cases etc.
The particular situation is that I had filed a show cause on my ex but
several days before I had a tooth break that was apparently already
infected and I was put on a narcotic, vicu-profin, and I am one of the
14% that has problems functioning under that narcotic, or any others for
The judge cited in court that he was denying my request for a
continuance because he had functioned repeatedly as a judge and as an
attorney while under this medication.
He has already in the past disregarded Illinois law regarding the
amounts set for child support, dismissed several show causes because she
"obviously didn't understand the law" (she has an attorney).
The man seems to have a total disregard for Illinois law and later when
I said I couldn't understand him and was in the start of a panic attack
(drug reaction) that resulted in me being carried out of the courthouse
by paramedics he fined me 100 dollars for contempt of court.
However there was one other thing that upset me as I was having the
attack, the attorney for the other side asked the judge to make a
decision based on how long they had known each other, this judge and the
attorney's wife both serve on several boards together, if the attorney
feels comfortable enough to ask the judge to serve as a character
witness isn't that a conflict of interest?
If anyone knows any case law it would be appreciated I have tried to do
some researc on these topics on Lexis Nexus but quite honestly I believe
that I am approaching this from the wrong direction and as such I am of
the opinion that much of the research I have found in this particular
matter is relatively worthless.
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