Suspended Driver’s License: How to Fix It

You just opened your mailbox to find a written notice from the Secretary of State: they’re requiring you to surrender your license. What caused this? How will you get to work with this kind of penalty? Here are the common reasons why the Illinois Secretary of State...

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What Are the Miranda Rights?

You’ve just been arrested for disorderly conduct and you’re being led to the police car in handcuffs. The officer starts informing you of your Miranda rights. Just what are those rights and who was Miranda? Your Miranda rights are based on a 1966 U.S. Supreme Court...

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You Have the Right to Remain Silent

In most TV cop dramas, the crime is solved when police finally get the suspect to talk—before a lawyer is called in. So you might think that if you’re arrested you have to give the police everything they ask for. But here are the facts, and your rights. What to do if...

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Criminal Terms in Plain Talk

Confused about legal terms? Are you confused when you read a legal notice or have to talk with someone about your case? Does the language of law seem like something from a foreign country? This list helps make common legal terms more understandable. Absolute...

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New Supreme Court Ruling On Cell Phone Seizure

Your Cell Phone: Your Life in Your Pocket Your phone contains more private information about you than your house. No surprise to you, right? Teenager know this. But now, the courts are recognizing it. Because of a recent Supreme Court ruling (Riley v. California) you...

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Work Comp Act Section 27

(820 ILCS 305/27) (from Ch. 48, par. 138.27) Sec. 27. "An Act to promote the general welfare of the people of this State by providing compensation for accidental injuries or death suffered in the course of employment within this State, and without this State where the...

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