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What To Do If The Police Serve You With A Search Warrant?

If Illinois law enforcement officials have permission to search your home, vehicle or business, getting a search warrant can be an intimidating experience. Even though it might feel invasive, remember that they are following procedures set forth by the legal system. You need to understand your rights and responsibilities during this process and there are some important steps you can take if the Illinois police serve you with a search warrant. Understanding the search warrant...

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Criminal Defense

4 Examples Of Cybercrime

Cybercrimes, conducted through computer networks or devices, pose significant threats to individuals, organizations and even nations. Reports of crimes are on the increase. For example, cybercriminals hack 600,000 Facebook accounts every day, according to the Department of Homeland Security. Crimes range from financial theft to invasion of personal privacy, resulting in financial and reputational damage. Understanding different types of cybercrimes can help in taking preventive measures and staying vigilant against potential threats. 1. Identity theft One...

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Criminal Defense

Understanding The Federal Grand Jury Process

The grand jury plays a fundamental role in the United States federal legal system, yet the process remains a mystery to many. It serves as a gatekeeper between the government and the accused, deciding whether there is enough evidence to charge an individual with a crime. To gain a better understanding of this process, it becomes necessary to explore the workings of a federal grand jury. The assembly of a grand jury A federal grand...

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Criminal Defense

Can You Go To Jail For Mortgage Fraud?

Mortgage fraud is a serious crime that involves intentionally providing false or misleading information during the mortgage application process. If caught and convicted of mortgage fraud, individuals can face severe legal consequences. Learn more about mortgage fraud and the potential for imprisonment in these cases. Understanding mortgage fraud Mortgage fraud occurs when an individual intentionally deceives a lender to obtain a mortgage loan or secure favorable terms. This fraudulent behavior can take various forms, including...

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Criminal Defense

What Is Happening With The Pretrial Fairness Act?

In 2021 the state of Illinois passed the Pretrial Fairness Act. This legislation was groundbreaking in that it focused on the rights of the accused. While the U.S. Constitution ensures all individuals accessed of crimes are innocent until the state proves them guilty, this reformation act reinforced that idea. However, it has faced some roadblocks. End of cash bond When a person faces criminal accusations, they typically end up under arrest. A judge then will...

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White Collar Crimes

Is Tax Evasion Punishable By Prison Time?

As an Illinois resident under suspicion of tax evasion, you may feel fearful about the...

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White Collar Crimes

Investigation Reveals Cook County Fraud With Federal Funds

Any time a company—whether in the public or private sector—uses federal funds, there are stipulations on how to use that money and how to pay it back. If employees and managers fail to stick to those stipulations, there may be cause for fraud allegations. As Chicago WBEZ reports, an ongoing investigation into fraud in Cook County has caused six workers to resign, with more awaiting disciplinary action. Applying for the Paycheck Protection Program The federal...

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Criminal Defense

What Should You Do When Invoking Your Right To Remain Silent?

Few things in life are scarier than facing criminal prosecution. After all, depending on the seriousness of the crime prosecutors believe you committed, you might encounter steep fines or imprisonment. You also might have to deal with having a criminal record for the remainder of your life. Luckily, as an American, you have some fundamental rights that protect you when you are going through the criminal justice process. A valuable one is your right to...

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Criminal Defense

Supreme Court Hears Safe-t Act Arguments

Criminal justice reform is a complicated process involving small victories and occasional backsteps. As much as some wish for sweeping reform that sticks, the reality is more nuanced. Recently, Illinois passed the SAFE-T Act. One of the laws included in part of the act eliminated the use of cash bail as of January 1, 2023. This law restricts judges from requiring a monetary amount to afford bail—and instead holding those who qualify is a fleeing...

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A lawyer who truly cares and listens to his clients. Damon, is a lawyer who truly cares and listens to his clients. He was totally prepared for the case so he was never surprised by the prosecutions evidence or arguments. He and was able to put the prosecutors in a defensive mode. He was by far the best attorney in the court room. I would highly recommend him to everyone.

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More than just and attorney! Very professional, always pays attention to detail and hungry to fight for his clients. The price I paid does come close to how hard he works. More than just and attorney! I definitely would recommend Damon to anyone I knew who needed a good attorney.

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