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You Have the Right to Remain Silent

Anyone who has ever watched a legal drama will recognize this phrase: “You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law.” The right to remain silent is protected under a U.S. Supreme Court... Continue reading →

How Domestic Violence Victims Can Protect Their Pets

While Illinois law technically equates pet ownership to property ownership, it also recognizes that our furry friends often feel like members of the family. To that end, the law extends legal protections to (and imposes criminal liability for)... Continue reading →

The Criminal Appellate Process in Illinois

Despite numerous procedural safeguards, juries do not always return fair verdicts in criminal cases. For that reason, juries do not have the last say regarding criminal convictions. Generally, all criminal defendants have the right to appeal the... Continue reading →