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Can Anyone Lay Claim to Wild Animals?

To begin, animals, like it or not, are treated as personal property. There are lots of ways in which a person can lose or gain title to personal property. In today's article, Brendan Bukalski with ...
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Firearms & FOID Cards: Practical Problems Seeking a FOID Card When Subject to a Federal Firearms Prohibition

Firearms & FOID Cards: Practical Problems Seeking a FOID Card When Subject to a Federal Firearms Prohibition Certain events will result in a firearms prohibition that causes the loss of one's ...
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Understanding How "Specific Performance" Works

Specific performance is essentially a court mandate that someone performs what he or she was supposed to do under an agreement, or else face some kind of legal consequence, usually contempt of court. ...
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Firearms & FOID Cards: Restoring Firearm Rights & Getting Your FOID Card Back

Certain events will result in a firearms prohibition that causes the loss of one's FOID Card. Events that give rise to a firearm prohibition—and the loss of one's FOID Card—are ...
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When Promises in a Contract are Insufficient

In instances in which a person or company already has a pre-existing legal duty to do or not do something, a promise given in the form of a modification of a contract or a new contract (to perform ...
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Firearms & FOID Cards: Firearms Prohibitions

There are certain triggering events that lead to what is referred to as a "firearms prohibition." Sometimes these prohibitions can be imposed by federal law, while other times a prohibition ...
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Consequences of Out-of-State Traffic Tickets

Decades ago, an interstate agreement was created that allowed states to communicate with each other concerning certain criminal offenses – so that an offense committed by a driver in one state ...
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What Will a Lawyer Cost?

Whenever something comes up in our lives or the lives of a loved one, cost will be a concern. This is nowhere as true as when hiring a lawyer. Some of us might have hired a lawyer before, and had a ...
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A Look at Judicial Dissolution of a Corporation

A court can order the dissolution of a corporation when the attorney general of the state files a petition seeking to dissolve it. Read more about this top on Ask the Lawyer with Brendan Bukalski: ...
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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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Questioning Witnesses, Talking to Judges at Trials

While the movies portray attorneys asking judges or other attorneys to approach the bench, does this happen in a real trial? Brendan Bukalski address this in his new Ask the Lawyer article: ...
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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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Right to Recover Something Taken From You

If something was taken from you, you have the right to recover what was taken. Read more on today's Ask the Lawyer with Brendan Bukalski: ...
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Understanding Terms of a Lease and Evictions

Lease agreements are legally binding, which is why it's important to understand the terms of a lease agreement. Sometimes issues arise with the landlord of a rental complex. On Ask the Lawyer, ...
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Inmates Have a Right to Proper Health Care

When it comes to how prisoners' health are treated in prisons, the Constituion of the United States is heavily involved. Brendan Bukalski on Ask the Lawyer dicusses this topic in greater detail: ...
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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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