What Are Your Rights When Arrested?

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Being arrested can be a confusing and frightening experience, which leads to the question, “What are your rights when arrested?” You’re entitled to exercise several rights, including the right to remain silent, be represented by an attorney, and make phone calls, as well as the right to humane treatment, reasonable bail, and a speedy and fair […]

DUI: When You’re Pulled Over

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After being pulled over, an officer should only investigate whether or not someone is driving under the influence after he believes there is reasonable suspicion that the person being stopped has been drinking or might otherwise be driving while under the influence.

What Affects a DUI Charge

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There are several aggravators and those come from the Illinois DUI statute. Having a blood alcohol level above 0.16% will aggravate a DUI charge as the fines will be more expensive.

Relevant Illinois DUI Statutes

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As can be seen from the Illinois DUI statute below, penalties increase for each subsequent DUI. Penalties also increase in cases when someone has a blood alcohol level of twice the legal limit, .16 or higher.

First 72 Hours After an Arrest

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Being arrested for a crime, regardless of whether or not you truly committed it, is a serious life event that can be overwhelming, discouraging, and terrifying.

Calculating a Settlement

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Work Comp settlements are not taxable. As far as how they are calculated, it depends on the body part involved. The Workers’ Compensation Act has a schedule for different body parts.

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Recently while reading an email that I receive daily from the Illinois State Bar Association I was alerted to a case that caught my attention written about by Alfonso Cerna of WQAB8 News, located in Moline, IL, and owned by TEGNA Inc. Mr. Cerna was writing about a case he was covering in the Circuit Court of Whiteside County titled People v. Vincent Molina.

New Illinois Prejudgement Interest Act

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In January 2021, the Illinois General Assembly finally passed legislation to enable Illinois Personal Injury Claimants to collect prejudgment interest in cases which resulted in bodily injury.