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  • How Do Innocent People Find Themselves Charged with a Crime and Fighting for Their Lives?
    How Do Innocent People Find Themselves Charged with a Crime and Fighting for Their Lives?

    As defense attorneys, we have seen all kinds of cases, from the best to the worst, and everything in between. Recently, we had a client who was charged with Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse, a Class 2 ...

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  • Concerts and Music Festivals this Summer: Police Presence & Protecting Yourself
    Concerts and Music Festivals this Summer: Police Presence & Protecting Yourself

    As the weather warms up, the music gets louder. This summer promises to be one of music festivals and concerts throughout the nation and the State of Illinois. For example, Summer Camp music festival ...

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  • Bringing the Death Penalty Back to Illinois?
    Bringing the Death Penalty Back to Illinois?

    On May 14, 2018, Governor Rauner suggested bringing back the death penalty. He got national attention as a result. This article will explain some of the history about the death penalty in Illinois, ...

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  • Five Counts of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse Dismissed with Prejudice
    Five Counts of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse Dismissed with Prejudice

    On Wednesday, April 25 th , 2018, after Douglas Johnson’s strategic delay in jury selection, the State dismissed all five counts of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse with prejudice. As charged, these ...

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  • Travis Reinking, the Waffle House Shooter (Part 2 of 2): Will His Father Be Charged for Returning the Guns?
    Travis Reinking, the Waffle House Shooter (Part 2 of 2): Will His Father Be Charged for Returning the Guns?

    By now, most—if not all readers—will know who Travis Reinking is. He opened fire in a Waffle House in Tennessee, killing several. The firearms he obtained and used in the shooting were taken from him ...

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  • Travis Reinking, the Waffle House Shooter (Part 1 of 2): Should His Guns Have Been Returned to His Father in the First Place?
    Travis Reinking, the Waffle House Shooter (Part 1 of 2): Should His Guns Have Been Returned to His Father in the First Place?

    Lots of things make us unique in Illinois. Some good. Some bad. In Illinois, it is unlawful to possess a firearm or firearm ammunition without a Firearm Owner's Identification Card. That card—and ...

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