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Can Police Interrogate Children Without a Lawyer Present

Can Police Interrogate Children Without a Lawyer Present?

Illinois Senate Bill 3321 was recently introduced in order to expand the protection of minors’ rights while in police custody. Senator Robert Peters...
About Can I Erase My Criminal History?

Can I Erase My Criminal History?

What is the Illinois Statute That Deals With Expunging Records? Under the Illinois Statute (20 ILCS 2630/5.2), many people have the chance to...
About Can You be Arrested for the Clothes You Wear?

Can You be Arrested for the Clothes You Wear?

The adage “what you don’t know, can’t hurt you,” has been proven wrong time and time again. As the author, Margaret Atwood once...
About What Does a Prosecutor Do?

What Does a Prosecutor Do?

We have seen them on TV shows, movies, and in newspapers but few people understand the full role of a prosecutor in the...
About What is an Indictment?

What is an Indictment?

It is hard to miss former President Donald Trump’s name in the news nowadays – with indictments and legal troubles seeming to mount...
About Can a Judge Reduce my Court Costs?

Can a Judge Reduce my Court Costs?

For many criminal and traffic clients, a waiver of criminal court assessments may be the first stroke of luck they have with criminal...
About To Flee or Not to Flee? (That is the Question)

To Flee or Not to Flee? (That is the Question)

Sometimes when a police car turns on their lights to pull someone over, they choose not to stop. Generally, not a great idea,...
About What is Junk Science?

What is Junk Science?

“Junk science” is a method or test that has little or no actual support in the scientific community. Nevertheless, the prosecutors in counties...
About New Illinois Criminal and Traffic Laws for 2023

New Illinois Criminal and Traffic Laws for 2023

With 2023 officially upon us, over 180 new laws are going into effect in Illinois. A few of these laws will have an...