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What is phishing and why is it so dangerous?

As a resident of Illinois or anywhere else, you may find yourself the target of phishing. This is a type of scam that targets people while they are online. It’s important to know what phishing entails and how you can be wary of it. What is phishing? Phishing is a form...

What to expect with a first DUI charge

Drinking and driving in Illinois is a serious offense. Even if you have never found yourself in trouble with the law before, getting charged with a DUI may have serious consequences. Under Illinois law, anyone caught driving a car with a blood alcohol content of .08...

How could someone violate probation?

Not every criminal case ends with an acquittal or the dismissal of charges. The accused may find that the judgment involves probation, which has the benefit of keeping the person out of the Illinois prison system. Of course, the defendant has to follow the rules of...

Do you understand your Miranda rights?

If you are a fan of cop shows, you may be able to recite the Miranda warning from memory. This is the advisement officers have a legal duty to give criminal suspects before beginning a custodial interrogation. The warning includes two elements: your right to remain...