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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Understanding Search Warrants Used by Police

Read the weekly column in The Edwardsville Intelligencer by attorney Brendan Bukalski discussing search warrants used by police: ...
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Illinois Law Affecting Consecutive DUI Offenders

For drivers in Illinois, a fourth-time driving under the influence (DUI) conviction meant an automatic and permanent revocation of their driving privileges. Recent action taken by Governor Rauner, ...
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