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What Information Will My Attorney Give Me?

Everything. Any attorney should tell his or her clients both the good news and the bad. Our job is not to gloss over details, but to go into them. That's how you win cases, and that's how ...
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Does An Attorney's Knowledge Matter?

There's an old adage that knowledge is power, and this is nowhere as true as with the law. Probably every reader has heard that the person who represents himself has a fool for a client. The ...
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Does My Attorney's Experience Matter in a Criminal Case?

The short answer is yes. When it comes to a criminal case, the result can often depend on an attorney's experience. That experience can come both in terms of the practice of law and the rapport ...
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What to Look for When Hiring an Attorney

Most people looking for an attorney have never hired one before. Many of us wind up looking online, in a phone book, or on social media, but the criteria to judge one attorney from another is hard to ...
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Gregory Houser Found Guilty in the 1990 Murder & Sexual Assault of His Wife

Following an 8-day jury trial, Gregory Houser has been found guilty of the 1990 Murder and Sexual Assault of his wife, Sheryl Houser, in Piatt County, Illinois (case number 16 - CF - 45). In 1990, ...
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Understanding Real Estate Co-ops, Condos

Do you know about the intricacies with real estate cooperatives and condominiums? Brendan Bukalski on Ask the Lawyer discusses cooperatives, condominiums, and the legal aspects behind each. If ...
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Addressing Problems With the Neighbors

Sometimes you may have problems with your neighbors. Hopefully issues don't get blown out of proportion but, if they do, you can discuss the matter your homeowners association or even get legal ...
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Johnson Law Group In the Media

Johnson Law Group Kevin Sanborn featured on the Oxygen series "Snapped". To view in Oxygen please follow this link: http://www.oxygen.com/snapped/season-20/misook-wang If you don't have ...
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Johnson Law Group Client Found Not Guilty of University Sexual Assault Charges

This was a long exhaustive case that reminds us why we do what we do and how false allegations can ruin someone's life. Our client was a Senior at a local university and was accused by a classmate ...
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Can Persons With Disabilities Get Married?

Can persons with disabilities get married? Brendan Bukalski on Ask the Lawyer encourages parties to speak with an attorney who may be able to resolve the concerns involved in the matter: ...
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Johnson Law Group Defends Client in Reduced State DUI Charge Case

A client dissatisfied with her former attorney hired us to represent her at her sentencing for a DUI and leaving the scene of an accident. This client was worried she would go to jail and lose her ...
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The Use of Handwritten Documents At Trials

Are handwritten documents at trials useful? To answer simply, yes - if the handwriting is genuine. On Ask the Lawyer, Brendan Bukalski explains this in greater detail: ...
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Bringing Charges Against the Victim's Wishes

Can charges brought against a victim's wishes be dropped? Brendan Bukalski on Ask the Lawyer answers this question in detail: ...
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Understanding Arraignments and Pre-trials

What are arraignments and pre-trials? Brendan Bukalski on Ask the Lawyer navigates these terms and what they mean for a criminal case: ...
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Suggestions for Interpreting a Contract

A small business owner was nearly sued over an issue where an attorney wasn't used for a contract. Brendan Bukalski on Ask the Lawyer discusses "princples" used when interpreting a ...
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Understanding the Different Types of Theft

There are numerous types of theft. For example, is keeping a crumpled up $20 bill found at a local park theft? Brendan Bukalski on Ask the Lawyer discusses this and two other theft examples on this ...
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Some Interesting Facts About Police Lineups

Police lineups are often seen in movies and television but are police line ups actually conducted? Brendan Bukalski on Ask the Lawyer explains that lineups are rare: ...
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Legal Terminology Can Often Be Confusing

Brendan Bukalski on Ask the Lawyer clarifies legal terminology. Tune in to learn about pro hac vice, discharged jurys, and in absentia trials: ...
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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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Tips On Handling Conflicts With Attorneys

Its possible that conflicts arise with attorneys. Brendan Bukalski on Ask the Lawyer discusses some tips on handling attorney conflicts: ...
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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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Driver's License Suspensions Can Be Very Complex

Navigating driver's license suspensions can be complex. Brendan Bukalski on Ask the Lawyer explains how one's license could be suspended while a DUI is pending: ...
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Understanding How Judgments Function

When a person gets a judgment after a party fails to appear in court, it is commonly referred to as a “default judgment.” Ask the Lawyer with Brendan Bukalski explains how to navigate ...
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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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