Surgical Errors: Everything You Need to Know

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Due to unavoidable potential complications, all surgeries carry some degree of risk. Surgical errors, however, occur when a patient encounters unexpected complications during surgery that can be attributed to surgeon malpractice. Malpractice on the part of a surgeon occurs when patients do not receive treatment according to the standard of care.

Learn more about your legal rights and what options you have if a surgical error occurs.
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Types of Criminal Sentences

Prisoner — Waukegan, IL — Daniels, Long & Pinsel, LLCWhen most people think of criminal sentences, they think of imprisonment. However, a court can impose different types of penalties depending on the case’s circumstances and the defendant’s criminal history. Here, we will discuss the different types of sentences that a court can impose in the United States.

Fines

A fine is a monetary penalty imposed on an offender. The amount will vary depending on the severity of the offense and the offender’s criminal history, but it is typically not more than a few thousand dollars. Fines are a common sentence for less serious crimes, as long as the offender is not a serious threat to society.

Probation

A common sentence imposed in place of imprisonment is probation. The defendant is placed on probation for some time and must comply with specific conditions set by the court. Such conditions include meeting with a probation officer, attending counseling or drug treatment, and refraining from criminal activity.

If the defendant violates the terms of probation, they may be subject to further penalties, including imprisonment. (more…)

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Understanding Public Intoxication and Disorderly Conduct in Illinois

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Many relatively minor crimes begin the same way: a moment of poor judgment or emotional action that ultimately leads to a night spent in jail. While everyone makes mistakes, some mistakes can be much more costly than others. Unfortunately, alcohol can often cause a lapse in judgment that may lead to severe consequences. (more…)

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Defense Against Assault Charges: How to Protect Your Rights

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Assault charges in Illinois can result in sentences ranging from 30 days in jail to a 60-year prison term, depending on prior records and the type of assault charges. Any conviction can damage a reputation, lead to court expenses, fines, a loss of job opportunities, and more. The support of a reliable defense lawyer can help those wrongly accused of assault to avoid a negative trial outcome.

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Tips for Hiring a Criminal Defense Attorney

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Are you facing a criminal charge but don’t know what to do? If so, it’s time you start looking for a good criminal defense attorney. There are many charges that can prompt you to look for a criminal defense lawyer. Among them are arson, money laundering, assault, and burglary. Hiring this type of attorney is the only thing that can save you from hefty fines or a prison sentence. Finding someone who understands the criminal law and dedicates to protecting your legal rights can be challenging.

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