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Stricter Laws for Speeding in a School Zone?

Public Policy is always geared toward the safety of the public and more importantly the safety of children. School Zones are set up, in and around schools to protect children/students when crossing ...
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A Tale of Two Prosecutors

Prosecutors are generally held to a higher standard and are expected to conduct themselves in a respectable manner in and out of the courtroom. While reading the newspaper recently, I was surprised to ...
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Will County Judge under fire for viewing porn at work!

Will County Judge under fire for viewing porn at work! Will County Judge, Joseph Polito has recently admitted to viewing hard-core pornography while at work. Specifically, Judge Polito viewed hardcore ...
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No more Court Supervision for "Excessive Speeding"

Julie's Law and its effect on Illinois Motorists On July 20th of this year, Governor Pat Quinn signed into law, "Julie's Law", which prohibits courts from granting supervision to any ...
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Uncontested Divorce vs. Contested Divorce

To put it very simply, there are two types of Divorce. (1) Uncontested Divorce, in which you and your spouse agree as to the distribution of all marital property including retirement accounts and/or ...
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In a Divorce case, how is Marital Property distributed?

In a Divorce matter, Marital property is any and all property acquired during the course of the marriage, except for certain properties such as an inheritance or personal gift. At the beginning of the ...
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Can I get my Criminal Record Expunged?

According to the last census taken, 1 in 4 Americans have a criminal record in their background. That comes to 65 million Americans that will have difficulty finding employment or securing a new lease ...
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Arrested for a Misdemeanor and/or Felony?

Arrested for a Misdemeanor and/or Felony? This is what you need to know! If you are arrested for a Criminal Misdemeanor or Felony, you must take the matter very seriously. The mere fact that you have ...
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Statement of Client's Rights and Responsibilities

1. RETENTION AGREEMENT LETTER. The written Retention Agreement Letter, prepared by this office, shall clearly address the objectives of representation and detail by the fee arrangement, including all ...
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DUI arrest and what it means to be arrested for DUI.

Driving Under the Influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI) or Drunk Driving, is a unique criminal offense, in that it can directly affect the status of your driver's license. A DUI is a class A ...
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Cop gets arrested for DUI after helping teach DUI class

In a bit of Irony, a New Jersey police officer was arrested for DUI after helping teach other officers about DUI by voluntarily getting drunk. To read the full article click here: ...
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I want a Divorce but can't afford a lawyer!

As we all know, Divorce litigation and Divorce Lawyers can be very expensive. However, you cannot put a price tag on your happiness and what is best for you and your family. Your spouse should not be ...
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Do I need a Divorce Lawyer?

If you are thinking about a divorce, or if your spouse has filed for divorce against you, you really should have a divorce lawyer to guide you through this stressful and emotionally draining ...
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Should I hire a Criminal Defense Lawyer for Traffic Tickets?

Most if not all people will receive a traffic ticket in their lifetime. Some individuals are lucky enough to go many years without receiving a Traffic Ticket, while many others are unlucky enough to ...
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How is bond determined in a Criminal Case?

When a criminal complaint is filed, an initial hearing is set to determine bond. In some cases, the police department will be authorized to set a bond in misdemeanor offenses. However, if bond is not ...
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How do I get a Divorce?

If you are thinking about Divorce, you must first consider all the potential issues that will have an impact on your Divorce Proceeding: (1) Child Custody: Once you are divorced, where and with whom ...
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How do you determine Child Custody in a Divorce Proceeding?

Typically, if the parties can agree as to Joint Custody, with one Spouse being granted Residential Custody over the child(ren), a Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) will typically not be appointed by the Court ...
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Lake County State's Attorneys Office Under Fire!

In a previous post, I criticized Assistant State's Attorney Michael Mermel's prosecution tactics as absurd and unethical. Mr. Mermel's legal reasoning and complete disregard for ...
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Lake County sheriff calls for assistant state's attorney to resign

It looks like there's trouble in paradise for the law enforcement arm of Lake County. Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran called for Assistant State's Attorney Michael Mermel to be fired for ...
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Armed Robber has a bad day...

Armed Robbery is a non-probationable Class X felony. Next to Murder and Criminal Sexual Assault, it is one of the most serious crimes one can commit. What Armed Robbery has in common with Rape and ...
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Drew Peterson and the "Hearsay Issues" in his case

As many of you are aware, Drew Peterson, the former Bolingbrook Police Sergeant, is being held in custody and awaiting trial for the murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio. Recently, the Illinois ...
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Welcome to our Aurora Law Blog!

We are proud to announce the launch of our website and law blog! You can subscribe to our RSS feed here.
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Rod Blagojevich and his sentencing hearing

Rod Blagojevich's corruption trials dominated the media as our esteemed Governor was being prosecuted for trying to sell President Obama's vacated Senate seat. After two trials, and findings ...
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