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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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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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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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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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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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Murder & Homicide: Are There Legal Differences?

Homicide and murder are used side-by-side throughout legal language and statutes, but are the two interchangeable or totally different? Get the answer in Ask the Lawyer with Brendan Bukalski: ...
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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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Discharge by Impracticality Can Eliminate Some Business Contracts

If a business contract cannot be upheld due to an unplanned circumstance that has caused significant impracticality, then it might be discharged early. Brendan Bukalski of Ask the Lawyer explains: ...
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How Eleventh Amendment Immunity Protects States from Lawsuits

Did you know that the Eleventh Amendment creates a form of “lawsuit immunity” for states, prohibiting federal courts from hearing claims or suits filed against a particular state? Get an ...
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Rules Regarding Public Records & Voluminous Piles of Evidence

When can public records be copied and still considered original pieces of evidence? When is it unreasonable to sort through a voluminous amount of evidence for a case? Ask the Lawyer with Brendan ...
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Police Error Violates Constitution, Drug Bust Evidence Inadmissible

Johnson Law Group Bloomington drug crime attorneys are handling a news-catching drug crime case out of Decatur. Our client, Keith Halliburton, was arrested after the police placed a tracking device ...
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What is Manslaughter and What Makes It Different from Murder?

In another edition of the popular Ask the Lawyer with Brendan Bukalski, some key differences between manslaughter and murder charges are discussed in easy-to-follow detail: ...
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What Legal Steps Can Be Taken When Dealing with a Bad Neighbor?

Ask the Lawyer with Brendan Bukalski tackles a question that has been on all of our minds at one point or another: what can legally be done about a disruptive neighbor or tenant? ...
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When Do the Police Actually Have to Read Me My Rights?

Ask the Lawyer with Brendan Bukalski returns, this time talking about when you need to actually be read your rights while talking with a police officer, and what it means to be in true police custody: ...
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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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