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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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What Are Suretyships and How Do They Differ?

Brendan Bukalski explains the legal concept of "surityship" as it relates to co-signing on a loan, in this week's Ask the Lawyer: ...
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How the Law Addresses Difficult Neighbors

Brendan Bukalski answers a question about legal options for dealing with difficult neighbors in this week's Ask the Lawyer: ...
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Defendant to Plead Not Guilty to Murder Charges for Wife's Death in 1990

Attorney Brendan Bukalski of Johnson Law Group has taken up the defense of a Mansfield man who was charged with the murder of his wife, who died in 1990. Mr. Gregory Houser, now aged 56, decided to ...
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When Is Someone Considered Legally Insane?

In today's Ask the Lawyer, Brendan Bukalski discusses the concept of legal insanity: http://www.theintelligencer.com/commentary/article/When-is-someone-considered-legally-insane-10650423.php
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How the Law Applies to Not-for-Profit Entities

Attorney Brendan Bukalski answers a question about not-for-profit entities in today's Ask the Lawyer column: ...
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Entering a Joint Venture Could Leave You Liable

This week in "Ask the Lawyer," JLG Attorney Brendan Bukalski discusses liability you can face if you are involved in a "joint" business venture. ...
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Marijuana Possession Partially Decriminalized in Illinois

Republican Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner has surprised liberals throughout the state by approving several laws in late July 2016 that will lessen the penalties of marijuana-related offenses. A year ...
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Are Drug Tests Considered a Government Search?

JLG Attorney Brendan Bukalski discusses this week in "Ask the Lawyer" if drug tests are considered a government search. ...
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The Right to Counsel and to Represent Yourself

Johnson Law Group attorney Brendan Bukalski answers a question about what happens when a criminal defendant has disabilities in today's "Ask the Lawyer": ...
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How Double Jeopardy Is Applied

Learn about the legal concept of Double Jeopardy in this edition of The Edwardsville Intelligencer 's "Ask the Lawyer" by Brendan Bukalski: ...
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What Constitutes Probable Cause to Arrest

Today in Ask the Lawyer, JLG attorney Brendan Bukalski explains what constitutes probable cause to arrest. ...
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Can Multiple Criminal Charges Be Merged?

In this edition of "Ask the Lawyer" in The Edwardsville Intelligencer, Brendan Bukalski discusses a scenario in which multiple criminal charges may be merged. ...
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New Admitee Douglas Johnson Sworn in by Justice Rita B. Garman

On May 5th, Supreme Court Chief Justice Rita B. Garman presided over the Fourth Judicial District ceremony at the Illinois Supreme Court Building in Springfield swearing in new attorney Douglas B. ...
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Going to Summer Camp This Memorial Day Weekend?

The Johnson Law Group has handled countless cases for individuals charged going to, from or at Summer Camp over the years. Before you pack up and head to Three Sisters Park for the annual summer ...
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What Happens When a Pardon Is Requested

Everyone must explain their criminal history when applying for college but that could change with a new proposal. ...
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Understanding Voice Recognition, Admission

Read about voice recognition and telephone call recordings as evidence in criminal trials in today's Ask the Lawyer in The Edwardsville Intelligencer ...
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Illinois Criminal Offense Classifications

Brendan Bukalski discusses Illinois criminal offense classifications in today's Ask the Lawyer in The Edwardsville Intelligencer : ...
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