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Cold Fact – Law is Local

April 19, 2017

“Its not what you know, its who you know” is a saying all have heard.  I am sure it applies to many apsects of life, but none more critical than for someone entering the  justice system charged with a criminal offense.  The vast majority of “criminal defendants” are not the perceived hardened criminal.  Most are […]

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Use or Abuse? How to Defend Yourself against Resisting Arrest Charges

January 27, 2017

“To protect and serve” – this is the official motto adopted in 1963 by most police departments across the country to describe their profession’s aim and purpose, but many times this motto has remained just that – a motto. Recent reports show more and more officers who behave not as if they are protecting the […]

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Government Publishing Impact on Changes to Money Laundering Regulations

January 18, 2017

In a bid to help businesses, the government is trying to decrease the amount of red tape surrounding companies, while still somehow reinforcing anti-money laundering protocols. Any regulation changes are set to influence the businesses that are at a moderate-to-low risk of money laundering, and therefore are in a safer position to benefit from these […]

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Illinois’ Concealed Carry Law – The Basics

December 10, 2016

The Illinois legislature has now enacted the Firearms Concealed Carry Act. Illinois has now joined the rest of the United States in allowing the concealed carry of a handgun. An Illinois concealed carry permit allows a person to have a loaded or unloaded handgun to be carried: on the person either completely, or mostly, concealed […]

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Police crime statistics lose their ‘national statistics’ status

January 30, 2014

The gold-standard Office of National Statistics (ONS) status has been withdrawn from the police’s crime statistics by the UK Statistics Authority.  In its ‘Assessment of compliance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics’ report published on 15 January 2014 the Authority stated that it took the action as it has found, ‘accumulating evidence that […]

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6 Questions Your DUI Lawyer Will Ask You

January 14, 2014

(US Law) If you are arrested for driving under the influence it is in your best interest to consult a criminal lawyer who has experience defending DUI cases in your state. Punishments for this crime in the state of Washington are particularly harsh, but you may be able to receive a lesser sentence or be […]

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Will Default Rates on Student Loans See a Dramatic Increase?

October 15, 2013

Student Loan Debt: The Next Financial Crisis? The United States experienced the dot.com bubble in 1999 and a housing bubble in 2013. Is there a student loan bubble looming in the future? As of March 2013, the national student loan debt was $986 billion (USA Today). There are questions as to whether the current student […]

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Alcatraz: A Closer Look at the Legendary Correctional Facility

October 10, 2013

The name ‘Alcatraz’ comes from the Spanish explorer Juan Manuel de Ayala, the first European to sail and map the San Francisco Bay. He named one of the three islands Alcatraces, which eventually became known as Alcatraz. While the translation is often debated, it is most commonly believed to mean ‘pelican’ or ‘strange bird.’ Today, […]

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Keeping an Eye Out for Public Surveillance: What Are My Privacy Rights?

October 3, 2013

Individual rights to privacy have been plastered all over the news as of late due to whistleblower Edward Snowden’s revelation that the National Security Agency (NSA) was gathering metadata from phone companies like Verizon and online based businesses like Yahoo and Facebook. Many people are left wondering how these seeming types of invasion of personal […]

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Worried About Background Checks? Try Expungement

October 3, 2013

Expungement is a strange word, but it can be a lifesaver for first-time offenders. Instead of your conviction following you around for the rest of your life on background checks, affecting future job prospects, mortgage applications, apartment rentals, and so on, you can get the charge removed from your record through expungement. …Come Again? Expungement […]

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