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How to Hire the Right Attorney

Finding an attorney is easy, the hard part is finding the one that’s right for you. Use this checklist as a starting point to help you navigate the task of finding the right attorney.

How to Prepare for a Meeting with Your Attorney

In order to get the most out of an initial meeting with your attorney, there are a few things you can do to prepare. Having this information ready can help you and your attorney save precious time.

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.

How to Succeed with a Court Case

Many people struggle tremendously when they become involved in a court case. They lose sleep, make mistakes, and sometimes lose their case unnecessarily. In this article, I try to offer some examples of how a person can handle this struggle.

Taking an Effective Deposition in a Criminal Case

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

Administrative penalty and criminal prosecution Iowa Unemployment Law

Tutorial on penalties that follow for improperly reporting wages while collecting Iowa Unemployment. Reporting requirement frequently change. Read and follow directions on all IWD notices.


Discussion of expunging criminal charges and convictions in Iowa.

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