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What Is an Order of Protection?

Posted by Mitch Furman | Feb 27, 2022 | 0 Comments

Order of Protection are civil but carry criminal penalties. There are different types of order of protection, "no contact by any means" and "no stalking," orders of protection. The can be put in place for up to 2 years.

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Everything You Need To Know About Overweight Tickets

Posted by Mitch Furman | Apr 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Most commercial trucks are subject to Illinois' overweight truck laws, and drivers face costly penalties for any violations. Aside from potentially an expensive fine, there are other consequences a driver and trucking company may face: jail time, late arrivals, and damaged customer relationships....

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Are Field Sobriety Tests Reliable?

Posted by Mitch Furman | Dec 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

When you have been pulled over by a highway patrol officer, it is important to realize that they are first acting on suspicion only. They do not know if you are actually driving under the influence (DUI) or not, and they will need to figure that out. How can they do this? Field sobriety and brea...

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Prostitution Crimes in Chicago

Posted by Mitch Furman | Dec 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

If movies and the media are to be believed, the criminal act of prostitution is a sex crime that occurs only if a sexual favor is purchased using currency. This is, however, not the case in reality. Prostitution is actually performing, or agreeing to perform, a sexual activity for anything of va...

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What are Police Observation Devices?

Posted by Mitch Furman | Oct 07, 2015 | 0 Comments

In many science-fiction movies that depict a harsh or dystopian future, the government and law enforcement agencies keep a constant watch on its citizens through robotic eyes stationed around the city. As farfetched and futuristic as this might seem, the city of Chicago has been relying on simila...

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What to Do After a DUI/DWI

Posted by Mitch Furman | Jul 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Have you been arrested for driving under the influence? A DWI/DUI arrest can be scary and stressful because you are not only facing a criminal charge, but also the loss of your license. How you respond after being arrested for DWI will have a big influence on the overall result. The first thing...

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Assault vs. Battery in Illinois

Posted by Mitch Furman | Jun 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

While assault and battery are often paired as charges, they are actually separate crimes, each with their own implications and consequences. On its own, assault implies the threat of harm, whether or not an act of violence actually occurred; battery, on the other hand, implies that an act of phys...

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Marijuana Laws and Crimes in Illinois

Posted by Mitch Furman | May 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

In recent years, many states have come to change their laws concerning marijuana use. Some states have legalized all use of cannabis; others have written tougher laws in hopes to eliminate use of the drug altogether; and others, like Illinois, have recently opened the door to medical use of the s...

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Common Mistakes in DUI Cases

Posted by Mitch Furman | Apr 06, 2015 | 0 Comments

Every year, thousands of individuals in Chicago are arrested and charged with drinking and driving. While this charge is fairly common, it can lead to serious penalties affecting your relationships, your career, and even your ability to drive. It is imperative that you make the most of your case...

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Criminal Convictions & Child Care

Posted by Mitch Furman | Mar 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Criminal convictions have the ability to touch every aspect of your life, including relationships and employment. One of the biggest areas impacted by a criminal record is child care and Illinois maintains strict laws that should be understood if you have been convicted. Most jobs related to chil...

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Domestic Violence & Gun Ownership

Posted by Mitch Furman | Mar 04, 2015 | 0 Comments

Many studies have been done linking firearms and domestic violence. The statistics show that domestic violence incidents involving a gun are more likely to result in death, something which may have influenced Illinois' current laws on the matter. According to the state legislature, anyone convict...

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Murder Vs. Manslaughter

Posted by Mitch Furman | Jun 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Murder and manslaughter are both crimes which result in the death of another individual. However, these two charges are distinctly different, and carry very different sentences upon conviction. It is important to know the difference between these two crimes, as it could have very real implication...

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Mark Ditka's DUI Arrest Gives Us Something to Chew On

Posted by Mitch Furman | May 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

When Mark Ditka, son of former Chicago Bears player Mike Ditka, got arrested for driving under the influence in September, the court hearing actually had the judge throw out the results of the portable breathalyzer test. Ditka was nailed for a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.16, which is twice t...

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Boston Red Sox Player Arrested for DUI

Posted by Mitch Furman | Apr 02, 2012 | 0 Comments

Famous baseball pro pitcher Bobby Jenks obviously had a little too much fun on this past Thursday evening, March 24, 2012, as indicated by his arrest for DUI. He has apologized for breaking the law, and admits that he is 'embarrassed by the situation and apologizes to his teammates and to the Red...

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Bobby Brown Arrested for DUI

Posted by Mitch Furman | Mar 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

Bobby Brown Arrested! Bobby Brown was not driving erratically. He was actually on the cell phone and driving perfectly fine when the police pulled him over at 12:31 p.m. on Monday, March 26th. Bobby Brown is the ex-husband of the deceased singer Whitney Houston. He has released a statement throug...

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El Debarge Busted for Drug Possession

Posted by Mitch Furman | Mar 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

R & B pop singer from the 80's was arrested for drug possession and possession of narcotics with the intent to sell. El Debarge was most famous for being the front man for sibling singing group "De Barge." Their biggest hit was the 1985 release "Rhythm of the Night." Does anyone remember? Well, t...

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