5 Myths About Misdemeanors

To say the legal system is confusing would be a huge understatement. The vast majority of people don’t have a strong understanding of what many of the legal terms mean, or worse, they have a real misunderstanding. One of the best examples is what most people believe about misdemeanors. While almost everyone has heard of this term, and knows a little about it, there are many myths regarding what it is, how serious it Read More

Hurt in a Slip-and-Fall? Take These 5 Steps Immediately!

Slip-and-fall accidents can happen just about anywhere at any time. Sometimes these accidents are unavoidable and not anyone’s fault. In many cases, however, the slip was caused by the negligence of another party, and you may be entitled to compensation for your medical costs, missed work, or even pain and suffering. In order to protect your legal rights, you need to take some specific steps as quickly as possible Read More

Criminal Defense: What If You Can’t Afford Bail?

You made a mistake. The police came to arrest you. Now, you have been charged with a crime and brought before a judge. The judge sets your bail, and it’s for an amount you can’t afford. What do you do? Don’t worry, there are other ways to get you out of jail before your trial. What Is Bail? When the judge sets your bail, he or she considers the nature of the offense and the potential safety of the victim and Read More

The Two Kinds of Damages Available in a Personal Injury Lawsuit

Personal injuries affect you financially and emotionally. You wonder how you will cover the medical bills and living expenses that pile up during your time off work. You may also be in a lot of residual pain and wondering what measures can be taken to deter the at-fault party from being so careless with someone else’s well-being. These are all questions and situations that can be addressed by personal injury Read More

Tax Evasion and Tax Fraud: How Are The Two Different?

Everyone knows that tax laws in the United States are extremely complicated and difficult to understand. In many situations, it is challenging to comply with every applicable tax rule and regulation, which can leave you in a difficult situation. Everyone wants to minimize how much they pay in taxes, and depending on how you execute, it can land you in hot water. If you have been charged with tax fraud or tax Read More

5 Ways to Be a Defensive Driver on the Road

Whether you have just gotten your license or you’ve been driving for years, the best way to stay safe on the road is to practice defensive driving habits. Defensive driving helps to minimize your risks of an accident on the road and also helps ensure you have plenty of reaction time to try to avoid an accident caused by someone else. The following are some proven tips that can help you avoid collisions and Read More

White Collar Crime: Understanding Money Laundering

When people think of money laundering, they often picture large scale mobsters like Al Capone laundering millions of dollars. However, many people might not even be aware that they are committing this crime. Understanding what money laundering is, and how it can impact your case, is very important. What Is Money Laundering? Money laundering is any action that takes money earned in some illegal way, and then Read More

5 Punishable Offenses Categorized As Illinois Sex Crimes

When people hear “sex crimes,” they usually associate it with rape.  But, under Illinois law, there are many types of punishable offenses under the category of sex crimes. Sex crimes are serious, and carry a heavy stigma.  Those convicted of sex crimes face difficulty obtaining credit, finding a job, purchasing or renting a home, and maintaining personal relationships. 1. Statutory Rape Statutory rape means Read More

5 Things To Know About DUIs In Chicago

DUI stands for Driving Under the Influence, and it is a serious offense with lasting consequences in the state of Illinois. 1. The Legal BAC (Blood Alcohol Concentration) Limit For DUI Offenses Is .08% BAC is a way to measure the amount of alcohol present in someone’s blood.  Driving with a BAC of over .08% is illegal, and it results in a charge of DUI. However, in Illinois, someone with a BAC between .05% Read More

Five Facts About Illinois Ignition Interlock Devices (IIDs)

Those convicted of DUIs in Chicago will have to install an ignition interlock device (IID) installed in their vehicle after an arrest. 1. What Is An IID? An IID is a small machine which is connected to the steering column on a vehicle. A car that has an IID installed will not start unless the driver blows into the IID and is not intoxicated. Basically, the device is a breathalyzer that controls whether or not Read More