If you’re like many people, you know that there are several things you should and shouldn’t do when the police stop you. This guide explains seven of the things you should avoid, whether the police simply want to talk to you or they’re arresting you. 7 Things You Should Never Do When Police Stop You…

The police can pull you over and arrest you for DUI under several circumstances. In fact, even if the police didn’t originally pull you over for driving as if you were drunk, they can arrest you for DUI. This guide explains. 3 Times Police Can Arrest You for DUI in Illinois Check out three common…

If you’re like many people, you know that resisting arrest is a crime of its own – and it can result in serious penalties. This guide explains resisting arrest, possible punishments, and ways your attorney may be able to defend you against these types of charges. What is Resisting Arrest? The bottom line is that…

If you’re like many people, you’ve heard of probable cause – but what is it, and how does it affect your case? This guide explains. What is Probable Cause? Probable cause is a legal standard that allows police officers to detain an individual or search their property if the officer has a reasonable belief that…

If you’re like many people, you know that it’s against the law to resist arrest. But what counts as resisting arrest, and what can you do if the police accused you of doing so? This guide explains. What is Resisting Arrest, and What Can You Do if You’re Accused of It? Law enforcement officers can…

If you’re arrested on or after January 1, 2023, the state won’t require you to pay money to get out of jail. With the passage of House Bill 3653, the Illinois Pretrial Fairness Act, people accused of crime will eliminate cash bail. Here’s what you need to know.  Related: Answers from a Skokie DUI lawyer…

If you’re arrested because the police suspect you’ve committed a crime, a judge will set your bond. But what is bond in Illinois, and how does it work? This guide explains. What is Bond in Illinois? Bond is a monetary amount that a judge sets to let you out of jail (except in the case…

If you’re like many people, you’ve heard that you’re not supposed to talk to the police without an attorney present – and for the most part, that’s correct. Here’s what you need to know about whether it’s okay to answer police’s questions (and when you absolutely shouldn’t). You have the right to remain silent, and…

  If you’re like many people who are in the United States on a visa or who have a green card because they’re lawful permanent residents, you may be wondering if you can be deported if you’re convicted of a crime. This guide explains. Will You Be Deported if You’re Convicted of a Crime in…

If you’re caught with mushrooms or other psychedelic drugs, you can get into serious trouble in Illinois – these drugs are illegal, and you could end up spending time in jail for having them. Here’s what you need to know.  What You Need to Know About Psychedelic Drug Charges in Illinois It’s pretty common for…

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