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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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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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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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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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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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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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