If you’re like most people, you’ve seen the protests – and the resulting arrests – that are sweeping across the nation. But what happens if you protest in Illinois? Do protesters have rights? Here’s what you need to know about protesters’ rights in Illinois. Protesters’ Rights in Illinois Under the First Amendment to the Constitution,…

If you’re like many people, you’re not sure what your rights are when you’re stopped by the police and arrested – so this guide, What Rights Do You Have With the Police, explains. What Rights Do You Have With the Police? When police interact with you, you have the right to: Due process Be free…

If you’re like many people across Illinois – especially during our current social climate – you’re wondering if you can refuse to talk to a cop when you’re pulled over, stopped on the street, or in your own home. While it’s never a great idea to share your whole life story with a police officer…

If you’re like many people, your court case has been on hold for weeks (or even months) because the courts have been closed for in-person proceedings. But now, after being closed for months, a handful cases are starting to move through the system. Many hearings are still being held by video conference to help avoid…

Cook County has (sort-of) closed its courts for at least a month – but that doesn’t mean that if you’re in trouble, you can’t get help. And the courts are still running, although “there will be fewer cases,” according to a statement from Chief Judge Timothy Evans’ office. If Your Loved One is in Jail…

  Do you need an attorney for felony charges? If you’ve been arrested for a felony, whether it’s related to drinking and driving, robbery or a sex crime (or anything else), you might want to work with an attorney. Here’s what you need to know. Do You Need an Attorney for Felony Charges? Many people…

If you’re like many parents whose children have gotten into a mix-up with the law, you need to call a juvenile defense lawyer now. Working with a juvenile defense attorney can help protect your child from violations of his or her rights – and help preserve your child’s future, too. 3 Reasons to Call a…

If you’re stopped by the police in public, you have rights that are guaranteed under the U.S. Constitution. Those rights are yours and nobody can take them away from you – whether you’re guilty or innocent of the crime police suspect you of committing. Your Constitutional Rights if You’re Stopped by Police Your constitutional rights…

If you’re like most people who have just watched a loved one be arrested by police, you’re not sure what happens next. Here’s a quick breakdown of what happens to your loved one after an arrest. What Happens After Your Loved One is Arrested? After your spouse, boyfriend or girlfriend, relative or friend is arrested,…

If you’re arrested in Rolling Meadows, Skokie, Chicago or any other community in Illinois, these are five things you shouldn’t do – they put you at serious risk. 5 Things NOT to Do if You’re Arrested in Rolling Meadows The bottom line is that police arrest dozens of people every day – and many of…

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