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AZHARI LLC BLOG

Apr. 24 2024

The Legal Distinction of Domestic Battery in Chicago

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Domestic battery charges can be a real shock. Forget what you might think about romantic partners - the law covers a wider circle. Even someone you share a home with, like a roommate or caregiver, could be considered a family or household member in the eyes of the law. This can be confusing, [...]
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Apr. 17 2024

Understanding Retail Theft Laws in Illinois with Expert Legal Help

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Shoplifting, or retail theft, might seem like a minor offense, but the consequences of a conviction in Illinois can be severe and long-lasting. This guide explores the legal repercussions you might face, from fines and jail time to the impact on your personal and professional life. We'll also [...]
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Apr. 10 2024

Can You Challenge Breathalyzer Results?

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Posted By: azhari dev
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DUI

Getting pulled over for a suspected DUI can be stressful, especially with a breathalyzer test on the line. But the big question is: are breathalyzer results the final say? In Chicago, challenging these tests is a common defense strategy in DUI cases. With much at stake, including your driving [...]
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Apr. 3 2024

What Are the First Actions to Take Following a DUI Arrest in Chicago?

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Posted By: azhari dev
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DUI

Getting arrested for a DUI can be a life-threatening event, leaving you confused, scared, and unsure of what steps to take next. The legal system can be confusing, and the penalties for a DUI conviction in Chicago can be severe. This guide will serve as your roadmap, guiding you through the [...]
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Mar. 22 2024

How Retail Theft Lawyers Can Mitigate Charges and Penalties

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Retail theft, commonly known as shoplifting, involves the unauthorized taking of merchandise from a retail establishment to permanently deprive the retailer of the merchandise without paying for it. This can include physically removing goods from a store, altering price tags, or manipulating [...]
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Mar. 20 2024

What Are the Consequences of a Criminal Conviction in Chicago?

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Obtaining a criminal record in Chicago can have profound and enduring impacts on an individual's life. A conviction not only carries immediate legal penalties but also sets in motion a chain of consequences that can affect all aspects of one’s personal and professional life. Given the city's [...]
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Mar. 15 2024

How Chicago’s Domestic Battery Lawyers Advocate for Clients

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In domestic battery cases, the stakes are exceptionally high, often involving not only potential criminal penalties but also significant personal and familial consequences. Specialized legal representation is crucial because these cases require a deep understanding of criminal law and a sensitivity [...]
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Mar. 13 2024

Top Qualities to Look for in a DUI Lawyer in Chicago

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Posted By: azhari dev
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DUI

When facing DUI charges in Chicago, the stakes are high, and the impact on your life can be significant. A DUI conviction can lead to severe penalties, including hefty fines, loss of driving privileges, increased insurance rates, and even imprisonment. Given these potential consequences, securing [...]
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Mar. 8 2024

Understanding Battery Charges in Chicago

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In Chicago, battery charges can range from misdemeanors to serious felonies, depending on the circumstances of the incident. Understanding the nuances of these charges is crucial for anyone facing such accusations or involved in the criminal justice process. Legal Definition of Battery in [...]
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Mar. 6 2024

Public Defenders vs Private Criminal Defense Lawyers in Chicago

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In Illinois, as in many states, individuals charged with a crime have the constitutional right to legal representation. This representation can be provided through public defenders—who are employed by the state and offer their services for free or at a reduced rate to those who cannot afford [...]
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