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Thinking About Going to Summer Camp? Read This First

Summer Camp is a fun music festival, and everyone in attendance just wants to have a good time. That is, except for the police, who are looking to boost arrest numbers, and get the most people in ...
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Your Rights As A Student If You Are Accused of Sexual Misconduct At A University

Given the sexual assault policies in effect on college campuses in Illinois, students need to be aware that even the mere accusation of sexual misconduct can instantly throw their lives into turmoil ...
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WHAT A PETITION TO RESCIND CAN MEAN FOR YOUR LICENSE FOLLOWING A DUI ARREST

When a person is arrested for Driving while Under the Influence (DUI) in Illinois, a Statutory Summary Suspension of that person’s license will follow. This article will explain the process of ...
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Understanding the Different Types of Evidence & Uses

Not all evidence is made equal. Ask the Lawyer with Brendan Bukalski explains how there are numerous types of evidence, and how evidence presented in a case can be limited in how it is used: ...
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Murder & Homicide: Are There Legal Differences?

Homicide and murder are used side-by-side throughout legal language and statutes, but are the two interchangeable or totally different? Get the answer in Ask the Lawyer with Brendan Bukalski: ...
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Seeking Information in the Gregory Houser Case

The Johnson Law Group is seeking any information from the public in a 1990 Piatt County case in which our client, Gregory Houser is currently charged with four counts of murder in the death of his ...
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Discharge by Impracticality Can Eliminate Some Business Contracts

If a business contract cannot be upheld due to an unplanned circumstance that has caused significant impracticality, then it might be discharged early. Brendan Bukalski of Ask the Lawyer explains: ...
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How Eleventh Amendment Immunity Protects States from Lawsuits

Did you know that the Eleventh Amendment creates a form of “lawsuit immunity” for states, prohibiting federal courts from hearing claims or suits filed against a particular state? Get an ...
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Rules Regarding Public Records & Voluminous Piles of Evidence

When can public records be copied and still considered original pieces of evidence? When is it unreasonable to sort through a voluminous amount of evidence for a case? Ask the Lawyer with Brendan ...
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Police Error Violates Constitution, Drug Bust Evidence Inadmissible

Johnson Law Group Bloomington drug crime attorneys are handling a news-catching drug crime case out of Decatur. Our client, Keith Halliburton, was arrested after the police placed a tracking device ...
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When High-Level Federal Courts Refuse Cases & Why

There are a few reasons why a federal court – even a U.S. District Court – can abstain from taking a case. Ask the Lawyer with Brendan Bukalski explains why: ...
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Federal & State Jurisdictions: Why are There Even Two?

Ever wondered why there are state and federal jurisdictions for different legal and criminal cases? The popular Ask the Lawyer with Brendan Bukalski explains: ...
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What is Assault, What is Battery & When Can You Sue After Being Attacked?

This edition of Ask the Lawyer addresses several questions about assault and battery, including the differences between them and when you can sue if you are attacked: ...
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If You Draft a Bad Contract, Can It Be Held Against You?

What can happen to you and your business if you inadvertently draft an unusable business contract that eventually leads to conflict? Find out in this edition of Ask the Lawyer: ...
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What is Manslaughter and What Makes It Different from Murder?

In another edition of the popular Ask the Lawyer with Brendan Bukalski, some key differences between manslaughter and murder charges are discussed in easy-to-follow detail: ...
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What Legal Steps Can Be Taken When Dealing with a Bad Neighbor?

Ask the Lawyer with Brendan Bukalski tackles a question that has been on all of our minds at one point or another: what can legally be done about a disruptive neighbor or tenant? ...
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When Do the Police Actually Have to Read Me My Rights?

Ask the Lawyer with Brendan Bukalski returns, this time talking about when you need to actually be read your rights while talking with a police officer, and what it means to be in true police custody: ...
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Do You Have to Go to Court When Subpoenaed?

In another edition of Ask the Lawyer, Brendan Bukalski discusses what a court-ordered subpoena really means, and what can actually happen if you do not respond to it: ...
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Can Freedom of Speech Be Violated by Dues?

In this week's Ask the Lawyer, Brendan Bukalski answers a question on whether freedom of speech is violated when dues are used to support an organization ...
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Can Ignorance of the Law Be Used as a Defense?

When is ignorance of the law a valid defense? Brendan Bukalski explains in this week's Ask the Lawyer: ...
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Money Damages with Regard to Contracts Explained

Brendan Bukalski answers a question regarding money damages awards in contract breaches: ...
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What Liberty Means According to the Constitution

In this week's Ask the Lawyer, Brendan Bukalski discusses how liberty is defined in the Constitution: ...
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When Juveniles Are Charged in Cases as Adults

Attorney Brendan Bukalski explains how a prosecutor decides whether to charge a juvenile as an adult. ...
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Criminal Charges Even Though Punishment Imposed

Check out this week's Ask the Lawyer, where Brendan Bukalski answers a question about a college student now facing criminal charges after serving punishment imposed by the school for underage ...
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Can a Person Consent to a Crime Against Them?

Brendan Bukalski answers a question about whether it is possible for a victim to consent to a crime being committed, in this week's Ask the Lawyer: ...
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