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What Not to Wear to Court

If you need to appear in court to defend your case, you need to look like you take the court and the criminal defense process seriously. If you have never been to court before, you might not know how to dress appropriately for the occasion. As a general rule of thumb, anything that is appropriate to wear to an interview for a white collar job is appropriate … Continue reading “What Not to Wear to Court”

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My Court Date is Approaching Rapidly. How Can I Prepare for It?

If you are involved in any type of legal dispute, your case may be resolved in court. This is known as litigation. If you have never been inside a courtroom before, the prospect of appearing at trial and defending your case can be daunting. Make your court date easier for yourself by working with an experienced criminal defense lawyer to determine not only the right legal strategy … Continue reading “My Court Date is Approaching Rapidly. How Can I Prepare for It?”

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Is It Possible to be Charged with DUI if you are Under the Influence of Drugs Other than Alcohol?

Yes. Despite its common association with drunk driving, DUI stands for “driving under the influence,” not “driving while intoxicated.” As such, it refers to the charge a driver receives for endangering others by driving while under the influence of any type of substance, including legally prescribed drugs. If you are charged with DUI, regardless whether you were actually impaired at the time of your arrest and the … Continue reading “Is It Possible to be Charged with DUI if you are Under the Influence of Drugs Other than Alcohol?”

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has died

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has died at the age of 79, a government source and a family friend told CNN on Saturday.Scalia died in his sleep during a visit to Texas. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has died at the age of 79, a government source and a family friend told CNN on Saturday.Scalia died in his sleep during a visit to Texas.

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Supreme Court will review state laws making it a crime to refuse blood-alcohol tests

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether state laws that make it a crime to refuse warrantless blood-alcohol tests are a violation of the Fourth Amendment.

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Illinois State Police Sex Offender Information

Illinois Compiled Statutes (730 ILCS 152/115 (a) and (b)) mandate that the Illinois State Police (“ISP”) establish and maintain a statewide Sex Offender Database, accessible on the Internet, identifying persons who have been convicted of certain sex offenses and/or crimes against children and must register as a Sex Offender.

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