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The trial of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd created worldwide attention to how and why police officers killed a criminal suspect. Chauvin was convicted earlier this year. Three other officers were charged as well, and their trials are coming up. They face charges of aiding and abetting second degree manslaughter and second … Continue reading What is Aiding and Abetting Second Degree Manslaughter? Aiding and Abetting Second Degree Murder?
Knowing what you should not do in a custody battle is as important as knowing what you should do. That is, if you would like custody of your children, it’s important not to display certain behaviors or demonstrate actions that could limit your custody rights or time granted with your children. In order to be … Continue reading What You Should Not Do in a Custody Battle
If you’re charged with a crime, you’ll want to know what are aggravating factors for your potential sentence. A statute may spell out a range of possible punishments, but some facts or issues can increase your sentence. Depending on the crime and the factor, your sentence could be substantially longer. If you are accused of … Continue reading What are Aggravating Factors in a Criminal Case?
Receiving sufficient child support is vital to the best interests of the child, so the courts are sympathetic to parents who are having problems receiving what is owed to them. If you want to know how long you can sue for back child support, our team can help. The laws are complicated, and it is … Continue reading How Long Can You Sue for Back Child Support?
If time has passed since you finished serving your sentence, you may wonder, how do I get my criminal record sealed in Illinois? A criminal record is created if you’re arrested or charged with an offense. It doesn’t go away if you are released without charge or eventually found not guilty. These records may be … Continue reading How Do I Get My Criminal Record Sealed in Illinois?
Being accused of domestic violence is a serious situation. In Illinois, if convicted, you may face a criminal case in court and can be charged with either a misdemeanor or a felony. Punishments include monetary fines and, quite often, jail time. Additionally, being convicted of domestic violence goes on your record and can affect you … Continue reading How Long Does Domestic Violence Stay on Your Record?
In a divorce or child custody proceeding, the Court determines what legal rights a non-custodial parent will have. Although deciding child custody can be extremely difficult for parents, Illinois law has specific guidelines that the Court must consider when making these determinations. Ultimately, the Court’s decisions will dictate what rights and responsibilities each parent will … Continue reading What Legal Rights Does A Non-Custodial Parent Have?
The question, “how can I get a quick divorce in Illinois?” comes down to how well you can agree on the issues that tie you together. If your divorce is a process by which the two of you can end the relationship in a positive way and move forward, chances are your divorce will finalize … Continue reading How Can I Get a Quick Divorce in Illinois?
If you’ve been charged with or are being investigated for felony drug-related crimes, you should ask yourself, how do I beat a felony drug charge? This depends on the facts of your case, applicable laws, the strength of the prosecution’s case, and your defenses. Technical flaws may get the charges dismissed or reduced. As part … Continue reading How Do I Beat a Felony Drug Charge?
Whether or not you go to jail for a DUI in Illinois depends on several factors. Some of these factors include whether this is your first DUI or you have multiple drunk driving offenses and whether anyone was hurt while you were driving under the influence. Other factors include: Whether there was a passenger in … Continue reading Can you go to jail for a DUI in Illinois?
The cost to file a divorce in Illinois varies from county to county, but filing fees are just the beginning. If a case has contested issues that are hard to resolve, a divorce can be costly. The more the couple can agree on, the less money, time, energy, and emotion are used in the process. … Continue reading What is the Cost to File for Divorce in Illinois?