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Criminal Law

Mar. 4 2022

Busted in an IL Sting Operation? Know Your Rights

Posted By: Sami Azhari

Drug crimes are taken very seriously in Illinois, even with the relaxed rules regarding marijuana and the decriminalization of some substances. The police still regularly seek out drug operations that manufacture and sell controlled substances to try to get drugs off the streets. One of the [...]
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Feb. 4 2022

IL Revenge Porn: What Is Against the Law?

Posted By: Sami Azhari

Thanks to social media sites, everyone has nearly instant access to post photos and videos at any time, day or night. These images or videos, once uploaded, become a part of cyberspace forever. Along with this phenomenon, sexting – sharing sexually charged images or videos – with another [...]
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Jul. 7 2021

Wild 4th of July? How to Find the Right IL Defense Attorney

Wild 4th of July? How to Find the Right IL Defense Attorney
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Independence Day is a big holiday every year. People love to get together and celebrate, spending long hours having fun with friends and family. However, there’s another aspect to this holiday that isn’t as fun: an increase in arrests. Most holidays, including the 4th of July, see an [...]
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Jun. 4 2021

K-9 Unit Bust? See If Your Rights Were Violated

K-9 Unit Bust? See If Your Rights Were Violated
Posted By: Sami Azhari

The last thing anyone wants is for the cops to search their property. And if a K-9 unit enters the scene, your day can go from bad to worse fast. It’s vital that you understand your rights as a United States citizen in circumstances like these. After all, you are granted constitutional [...]
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Feb. 19 2021

Citizen’s Arrest: Does It Really Happen in Illinois?

Citizen's Arrest: Does It Really Happen in Illinois?
Posted By: Sami Azhari
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Citizen’s arrest: It may be something you’ve only ever heard on your favorite television crime drama. You may even be wondering whether it’s a real thing! The truth is that citizen’s arrests can happen and probably even do – even if there’s no official number that can be pointed [...]
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Feb. 11 2021

Don’t Ignore the Purple Paint! You Could Be Found Trespassing in IL

Don't Ignore the Purple Paint! You Could Be Found Trespassing in IL
Posted By: Sami Azhari

When you’re outdoors having fun, it’s easy to notice a sign that denotes private property where no trespassing is allowed. You may not be aware, however, there’s one law that may make understanding where you legally can and cannot be a little bit more complicated. It’s called the [...]
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Dec. 17 2020

What Makes a Great Lawyer in the State of Illinois?

What Makes a Great Lawyer in the State of Illinois?
Posted By: Sami Azhari
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There are many attorneys in Illinois that are good at what they do, but what makes a lawyer great? How can you ensure you’re making the right choice for your legal representation? There are certain skills all lawyers must possess to become lawyers, but there are a few things that [...]
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Nov. 20 2020

Do I Qualify for an Illinois DUI Monitoring Device?

Facing a St. Paddy's Day DUI? What You're Up against in Illinois
Posted By: Sami Azhari
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Imagine this: You are arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) in Illinois. You post bond and are allowed to leave jail, waiting to attend your court date. You have a flurry of paperwork with a lot of information you may have no clue about because it’s your first offense. If [...]
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Nov. 6 2020

Facing State and Federal Charges for the Same IL Crime? Here’s Why

Facing State and Federal Charges for the Same IL Crime? Here's Why
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Television and movies have made the term “double jeopardy” a part of the popular lexicon but not many Americans know exactly what it is or how it can apply to them. The truth is that double jeopardy offers protection for criminal defendants in court, so it’s a pretty important clause [...]
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Sep. 17 2020

Trump Sidesteps Federal Subpoena Again — Can You?

Trump Sidesteps Federal Subpoena Again -- Can You?
Posted By: Sami Azhari

The President of the United States has been in a fight over his tax returns for years and recently got a reprieve. In New York, a temporary stay was issued that will bar prosecutors from procuring his tax records even though a subpoena was issued for them. The president is lucky, mostly [...]
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