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Types of probation

Probation is a sentence handed down to criminal offenders, which allows them to serve time out of jail. It enables you to live within the community provided you follow the strict guidelines and conditions under your probation. Here are some common types of probation. Supervised – requires you to check in with your probation officer…
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Legal issues and COVID-19/Coronavirus

Information about and the impact of COVID-19 or Coronavirus is evolving on a daily basis. The legal industry is besieged with how COVID-19 plays a role in legal services. We have heard from a number of clients with questions and concerns as to how it could impact their real estate transactions, criminal proceedings, and family.…
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What happens when you violate probation?

Probation is a type of punishment that allows people convicted of a crime to remain relatively freer than they would be if they were to serve jail time. However, if you’re on probation, there are certain rules and conditions you should strictly adhere to. For example, depending on your terms, traveling to a different country…
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Why you should avoid representing yourself in a criminal trial

Many individuals attempt to represent themselves in court when arrested to save on legal fees. However, while it’s your legal right to represent yourself, it is a risky venture, and you could actually end up in jail. Here are some reasons why you shouldn’t represent yourself in a criminal trial. You may stand to lose…
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You’ve been arrested, what next?

If you or your loved one have been arrested for a criminal charge, it’s vital to take the necessary steps to protect yourself. First, you need to call a criminal attorney right away before speaking to the police because you may incriminate yourself. Second, you have a right to remain silent. Thus, it’s advisable to…
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Have you been contacted by DCFS?

The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) are duty-bound to investigate claims of abuse or neglect. These allegations can be reported by a variety of sources such as a teacher, neighbor, or even a family member. No matter the substance or truth of such allegations, it’s vital to make sure you have legal advice…
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Dealing with the aftermath of divorce

The old saying: ‘When it’s over, it’s over’ sadly does not always apply to the aftermath of divorce proceedings. Whether these were acrimonious or were handled with good grace on both sides, the after-effects can remain with you. Possible problems that can still appear often involve the children of that ended marriage. Disagreements, even leading…
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How does bail work?

Once you’re arrested, posting bail is the quickest way you can get out of jail as you await your trial. Bail is a bond, cash, or property that you give the court to ensure you’ll appear in court when ordered. Unfortunately, bail is only granted to you if you aren’t a flight risk. For instance,…
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Buying a first home or selling an investment property?

These two options provide good examples of the breadth of actions than can be taken regarding property purchases or sales. You might even be involved in foreclosure mitigation or related areas such as short sales. Whatever your requirements, you should always expect your legal team to keep you regularly updated and fully involved in the…
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Circumstances that may require you to hire a real estate attorney

Most homeowners tend to avoid hiring a real estate attorney when buying or selling a house to save money, but there are a few circumstances where you will require one. These include: A Joint sale – In this case, the real estate attorney will ensure both parties are satisfied with the outcome. A short sale…
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