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Friday, August 5, 2016

Should You Bring Your Children to Court With You?


If you’ve been charged with a crime in Skokie, Rolling Meadows or Chicago—or any of the other communities, for that matter—you’ll have your day in court.

Some people bring their children to court with them.

In most, if not all, cases, that’s a bad idea.

Should You Bring Your Children to Court?

Typically, you should not bring your children to court with you.

Why?

Court is a formal environment, and kids have a tough time blending in.
Read more . . .


Friday, July 29, 2016

What Happens if You Lie in Court?


If you’re accused of a crime, you’ll eventually have your day in court.

The U.S. Constitution gives you the right to avoid incriminating yourself, which means you don’t have to take the stand and shout, “I’m guilty! Put me in jail!”

However, once you go to court, you’re required to tell the truth.

In some cases, your lawyer will avoid putting you on the stand (that means you won’t be required to speak in court at all; others will testify for and against you, and your lawyer will argue on your behalf while you sit there silently).
Read more . . .


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