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October 20th, 2021

How to Avoid an Assault Charge

According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation Uniform Crime Reporting Program, there were 385,278 aggravated assaults in one recent year and 1,025,711 other types of assaults. It is important to remember that not everyone accused of assault is guilty in the eyes of the law. For example, if the victim of an assault voluntarily takes...

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October 10th, 2021

Can I Get a Felony Expunged?

If you have been arrested, charged, or convicted of a misdemeanor or felony, these records can severely affect your future both financially and otherwise. Even an arrest record can sometimes affect your ability to rent or own a home, get a credit card, or get a new job. People often also experience problems in their...

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October 1st, 2021

How to Beat a DUI in Illinois

If you’ve been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, it might feel like an impossible charge to overcome. You may be thinking that you should simply plead guilty rather than wasting your time trying to fend off an inevitable conviction. But you’d be surprised to learn that there are actually many ways of...

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September 28th, 2021

How to Defend Against an Assault Charge

When a person faces assault charges, they may not know what to do. They may wonder if they are going to jail. They may not understand what assault means. People hear “assault and battery” all the time and may think that the words are interchangeable. However, the two actions are legally different. In its simplest...

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September 20th, 2021

What Qualifies as Drug Paraphernalia?

While one may face charges for the possession of drugs, the possession of drug paraphernalia is also a crime punishable by several different penalties. While many items may be considered drug paraphernalia, common examples include bongs, roach clips, and syringes. Because these items are often used in conjunction with illegal substances, being caught in possession...

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September 10th, 2021

How to Avoid DUIs During the Holidays

As the weather gets colder and the seasons change, gatherings of friends and family members become all the more frequent. These times with our loved ones can be a good chance to engage in our favorite holiday traditions, some of which may include drinking alcohol. While these gatherings may be completely innocent, driving under the...

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September 8th, 2021

I Think A Police Robot Just Scanned My License Plate!

If the police in Chicago or elsewhere want to ask you some questions, pull your car over or search your home, they’re going to need either a reasonable suspicion or what is called “probable cause” (depending on the circumstances) in order to do so. That’s because the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees all...

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Written by Mitchell S. Sexner Last Updated : May 26, 2023