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Feds Are Aggressively Pursuing Covid-19 Phone Scammers

The Federal Law Enforcement Agencies Are Aggressively Pursuing Those Who are Using the COVID-19 Pandemic to Scam Americans. Read Full Article for More Details.

Common DUI Defense Strategies 

Common strategies that defense attorneys use to fight DUI's

Senate Bill 1437

Senate Bill 1437 is constitutional. Senate Bill 1437 amended the natural and probable consequences doctrine for murder and the felony-murder rule “to ensure that murder liability is not imposed on a person who is not the actual killer, did not act with the intent to kill, or was not a major participant in the underlying felony who acted with reckless indifference to human life.

Gang prior conviction and impermissible “judicial factfinding”

The Court reinforced the rules that there are limits to the extent of judicial fact finding, even during court trial proceedings on the application of prior convictions

Boating in Washington State: Important Laws To Know

Operating a vessel on Washington's waterways requires a significant knowledge of both legal requirements and common sense. These are the some of the most important laws to know when boating.

Truth in Sentencing: Receiving Credit for Time Served Outside of Jail-EHM v. Pretrial Services

When an individual is charged with a crime and awaiting trial, they are subject to pretrial detention. While most people perceive the notion of pretrial detention as being in custody at the county jail, there are other forms of pretrial detention that don’t require an individual to necessarily be incarcerated.

The Varying Meanings of Sexual Misconduct

Because of the onslaught of allegations related to “sexual misconduct,” it is very easy to misconstrue and confuse the meanings of individual instances of allegations.

First Degree Murder, Second Degree Murder, and Involuntary Manslaughter

The most serious crime that an individual can be charged with in Illinois is the Crime of First Degree Murder.

When does someone have to register as a Sex Offender?

In Illinois, convictions for sex offenses can have many devastating consequences.

Taking an Effective Deposition in a Criminal Case

How to prepare and take depositions when they are allowed in criminal cases.

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