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Things You Should Know About a First Time DUI Offense

Posted on February 19th, 2019 by MatadorAdmin

Criminal Defense Attorney One evening after a hard day at work, you and your friends decide to go out for a few drinks. A few drinks turn into a few too many and soon enough you are intoxicated. You need to get home to your family and make the poor decision to get behind the […]

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Preservation of Biological Evidence Laws

Posted on February 18th, 2019 by MatadorAdmin

Criminal Lawyer Bloomington, IL An important consideration for a criminal defense lawyer is the biological evidence that may be used against their client in their case. If you feel your chances for a case dismissal are hopeless, contact a criminal defense lawyer can review your case at no charge and offer you an honest assessment. […]

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Cocaine – Not a pound of baking flour in Illinois

Posted on September 7th, 2016 by Joe Pioletti

Walk around the streets of Illinois with a pound of baking flour, and you can be assured that you will not be arrested, but have some (less than an ounce) of cocaine on your person, and the rules severely and drastically change. Cocaine is derived from the coca bush, which is a plant native to […]

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Can The Police Order Me Out of My Car?

Posted on July 7th, 2016 by Joe Pioletti

There are many misconceptions concerning traffic stops and what law enforcement is lawfully allowed to do when they have stopped you. One of the questions often asked is if the police are allowed to make you get out of the car once they have stopped you.   Read further to learn what other rights you […]

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What Are My Rights if I Am Accused of a Crime?

Posted on May 2nd, 2016 by Joe Pioletti

When you are arrested, it is because the police have reason to believe that you have committed a crime. But, police officers are human and just as likely to make mistakes as anyone else. When you are accused of a crime, being aware of the rights granted to every criminal defendant by the United States […]

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When Can The Police Search Me Without A Warrant?

Posted on April 1st, 2016 by Joe Pioletti

The Fourth Amendment to the constitution states, “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the […]

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The Difference Between a Criminal Case and a Civil Case

Posted on January 11th, 2016 by Joe Pioletti

Criminal cases and civil cases are the two main types of law cases you hear about in your day-to-day lives. You hear them talked about on television, on the radio, and you read about them in print media. But if you are like most people, you probably don’t have a firm grasp on the difference […]

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Are There Different Categories Of Felonies In Illinois?

Posted on July 9th, 2015 by Don Pioletti

Being investigated by the police and being arrested is a terrifying, traumatic event. When that charge is a felony, the stakes become higher. Felony convictions have substantially higher penalties than misdemeanors. Furthermore, being convicted of a felony carries more long-term legal and social implications such as limiting your job opportunities, the potential for the loss […]

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Do I Need A Lawyer If Criminal Charges Have Not Been Filed?

Posted on July 2nd, 2015 by Don Pioletti

If you are being investigated by the police even though criminal charges have not been filed, it is in your best interest to contact a criminal defense attorney. Law enforcement officers are not required to place a suspect under arrest in order to ask questions. Some people assume that unless they have been placed under […]

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Elder Abuse: Will The State Prosecute Me For Battery On An Elderly Person?

Posted on June 30th, 2015 by Joe Pioletti

Elder abuse is a serious crime in Illinois. A conviction on an elder abuse charge could result in substantial fines and prison time. Illinois law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, and judges take a very dim view on battery in general, particularly battery on someone who is unable to defend himself or herself such as a child […]

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