When you’re accused of a crime, regardless of whether you’re innocent or guilty, you have four important rights in the United states. These rights carryover to everyone, regardless of citizenship status, criminal history or anything else. This guide explains these rights so you know how things work if you’re accused of committing a crime. 4…

Often, someone who’s in jail calls a family member to let them know what’s going on. In some cases, the person asks their family member to help them find and retain an attorney. But many people ask, “Can you hire a lawyer for a family member?” The answer is yes. You can hire a lawyer…

When the police stop you on the street, do you have to answer their questions? This guide helps you understand your rights when it comes to talking to the police when they approach you in a public space. Do You Have to Answer Police’s Questions When They Stop You in Public? First things first: You…

In the state of Illinois, police can request that you take a breath test to determine your level of intoxication when they pull you over for DUI. But what happens if you refuse? What Happens if You Refuse a Breath Test at a DUI Stop in Illinois? It is possible to refuse to take a…

If you are arrested for driving under the influence, is it possible to plead not guilty? What if you’ve taken a field sobriety test, or a breath or blood test? This guide explains your options. Can You Plead Not Guilty to a DUI? It is possible to plead not guilty to a DUI. In fact,…

If you have a commercial driver’s license, what happens if you get a DUI in the state of Illinois? This guide explains. Do You Lose Your CDL for DUI in Illinois? You can lose your commercial driver’s license, or CDL, if the state of Illinois convicts you of driving under the influence. That’s true whether…

If you’re like many people facing criminal charges, you’re wondering whether you can be fired over a criminal conviction. This guide explains. Can Your Employer Fire You Over a Criminal Conviction? In some cases, it is possible for your employer to fire you over a criminal conviction. For example, if you are convicted of a…

If you’ve watched any crime drama series on TV, you’ve heard all about entrapment – but what is it, really, and could it be a valid defense in your case? Here’s the real truth about entrapment, despite what you’ve seen on-screen. The Real Truth About Entrapment Entrapment is known as an affirmative defense. In an…

If you’re a non-resident of the state of Illinois, you must comply with local and state laws when it comes to bringing a gun into the state. Here’s what you need to know. Can You Bring a Gun to Illinois? Assuming you’re legally allowed to own a firearm and to carry that firearm, you are…

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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