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    • How Out-Of-State Divorces Are Recognized

      HOW OUT-OF-STATE DIVORCES ARE RECOGNIZED Posted on Oct 25, 2017 9:05am PDT Typically, when a divorce is an ex parte divorce, and the other party – or the defendant – in the divorce wishes to have the ...

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    • A Few Notes on Bonded Companies, Old Checks

      A FEW NOTES ON BONDED COMPANIES, OLD CHECKS Posted on Oct 17, 2017 11:00am PDT A “bond” basically gives a guarantee. Bonds are normally money that someone gives to someone, and it is held until it is ...

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    • Looking at Trends Concerning Property Liability

      LOOKING AT TRENDS CONCERNING PROPERTY LIABILITY Posted on Oct 10, 2017 10:55am PDT There are many questions concerning property liability; for example, what is the liability of someone who owns land ...

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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 of ...

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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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    • Can Anyone Lay Claim to Wild Animals?

      To begin, animals, like it or not, are treated as personal property. There are lots of ways in which a person can lose or gain title to personal property. In today's article, Brendan Bukalski with Ask ...

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    • When Promises in a Contract are Insufficient

      In instances in which a person or company already has a pre-existing legal duty to do or not do something, a promise given in the form of a modification of a contract or a new contract (to perform ...

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    • How Can JLG Help with a Title IX Hearing

      HOW CAN JLG HELP WITH A TITLE IX HEARING Posted on Nov 28, 2017 9:00am PST Defending the falsely accused, particularly college students with their whole life and future at risk, is a point of pride ...

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    • Everything You Need to Know About Title IX

      EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT TITLE IX Posted on Nov 21, 2017 3:33pm PST Title IX hearings can be scary things for any student unfamiliar with them. From knowing how the hearing will go to knowing ...

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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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    • 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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    • Marijuana Possession Partially Decriminalized in Illinois

      Republican Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner has surprised liberals throughout the state by approving several laws in late July 2016 that will lessen the penalties of marijuana-related offenses . A year ...

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  • DUI
    • WHAT A PETITION TO RESCIND CAN MEAN FOR YOUR LICENSE FOLLOWING A DUI ARREST

      When a person is arrested for Driving while Under the Influence (DUI) in Illinois, a Statutory Summary Suspension of that person’s license will follow. This article will explain the process of ...

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    • Marijuana Possession Partially Decriminalized in Illinois

      Republican Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner has surprised liberals throughout the state by approving several laws in late July 2016 that will lessen the penalties of marijuana-related offenses . A year ...

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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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    • 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 FOID ...

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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 will be ...

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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 FOID ...

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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 discussed in another ...

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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 will be ...

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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 you're ...

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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: http://www.th ...

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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 FOID ...

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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 will be ...

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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 clients help ...

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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 reason is ...

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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 a local cable ...

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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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    • 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 a local cable ...

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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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    • 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: http: ...

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    • A Look at Judicial Dissolution of a Corporation

      A court can order the dissolution of a corporation when the attorney general of the state files a petition seeking to dissolve it. Read more about this top on Ask the Lawyer with Brendan Bukalski: htt ...

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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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    • 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, Brendan ...

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    • When High-Level Federal Courts Refuse Cases & Why

      There are a few reasons why a federal court – even a U.S. District Court – can abstain from taking a case. Ask the Lawyer with Brendan Bukalski explains why: http://www.theintelligencer.com/commentary ...

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    • Federal & State Jurisdictions: Why are There Even Two?

      Ever wondered why there are state and federal jurisdictions for different legal and criminal cases? The popular Ask the Lawyer with Brendan Bukalski explains: http://www.theintelligencer.com/commentar ...

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    • What is Assault, What is Battery & When Can You Sue After Being Attacked?

      This edition of Ask the Lawyer addresses several questions about assault and battery, including the differences between them and when you can sue if you are attacked: http://www.theintelligencer.com/c ...

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    • Consequences of Out-of-State Traffic Tickets

      Decades ago, an interstate agreement was created that allowed states to communicate with each other concerning certain criminal offenses – so that an offense committed by a driver in one state would ...

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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: http://www ...

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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: http://www.theintelligencer.com/commentary/article/Right-to-re ...

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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 discussed in another ...

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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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    • Understanding How "Specific Performance" Works

      Specific performance is essentially a court mandate that someone performs what he or she was supposed to do under an agreement, or else face some kind of legal consequence, usually contempt of court. ...

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    • WHAT A PETITION TO RESCIND CAN MEAN FOR YOUR LICENSE FOLLOWING A DUI ARREST

      When a person is arrested for Driving while Under the Influence (DUI) in Illinois, a Statutory Summary Suspension of that person’s license will follow. This article will explain the process of ...

      Read More
    • How Can JLG Help with a Title IX Hearing

      HOW CAN JLG HELP WITH A TITLE IX HEARING Posted on Nov 28, 2017 9:00am PST Defending the falsely accused, particularly college students with their whole life and future at risk, is a point of pride ...

      Read More
    • Everything You Need to Know About Title IX

      EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT TITLE IX Posted on Nov 21, 2017 3:33pm PST Title IX hearings can be scary things for any student unfamiliar with them. From knowing how the hearing will go to knowing ...

      Read More
    • 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 ...

      Read More
    • 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 reason is ...

      Read More
    • 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 that ...

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