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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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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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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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