What to Do If You’re Pulled Over for a DUI

The cops have pulled you over and accused you of driving under the influence — what you do next can have a big impact on your case if you have to go to court for DUI charges. Being pulled over for any reason is stressful

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Kidnapping: Can You Face Charges If You Are the Parent?

One of the most important parts of child custody is adhering to the rules of the custody order. Each parent has rules and guidelines within the custody order they must follow. The custody order states when each parent has custody of the children, where the

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An Overview of Intimidation Under Illinois Criminal Law

Threatening someone might not seem like a serious crime. However, Illinois criminal laws classify some threats as intimidation, which attracts grave repercussions. Below is a brief overview of intimidation in the state. The Crime Intimidation arises if one person threatens someone with harm or bodily

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Exceptions That Allow the Court to Admit Hearsay As Evidence

Hearsay, statements made outside the courtroom, are typically inadmissible as evidence in criminal trials. Like most laws, however, there are exceptions to the rule. Below are some of the exceptions that allow courts to accept hearsay as evidence. Present Sense Impression Many people like to

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First DUI Charge? How It Can Affect You

Have you or a loved one been charged with a first DUI? In most situations, a first-time DUI (or OWI) offense receives a lighter set of repercussions in an attempt at mitigating further problems. However, this also means that many who are charged with that

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