Understanding the Difference Between an Accomplice and an Accessory

When a crime has been committed there are often quite a few people who are involved in some way. While the main suspect is typically the one who gets most of the attention, those who assist in any way can also be charged with either being an accomplice or an accessory to the crime. While similar in many ways, these two legal terms are distinct, so it is important to understand what they each mean if you or a loved Read More

5 Signs of an Unsafe Work Environment

If asked, most people will have at least a few things to complain about when it comes to their job. While no job is perfect, nobody should have to work in an unsafe environment. Even in jobs where there are known hazards, employers are obligated to take the necessary steps to make the workplace as safe as possible for everyone who enters it. If you spot any of the following signs of an unsafe work environment, you Read More

Criminal Law Basics – How Bail Works

In the United States of America, those who are accused of a crime are considered innocent until proven guilty. When there is sufficient evidence to bring someone to trial, however, the courts are also obligated to ensure the suspect will be in court so their guilt can be determined. To help ensure people aren’t subject to unjust incarceration while waiting for trail, the bail system was developed. Understanding how Read More

Can You Sue a Child for Damages?

If you are injured due to the actions of another party, you likely understand that you have the right to sue them to attempt to cover your damages. This type of lawsuit happens all the time in our legal system. If your injuries were caused by a child, however, it will introduce some additional complexities that most people aren’t familiar with. This blog post covers the most important aspects of how and when you can Read More

“One’s Own Recognizance” Explained

If you have been arrested and charged with a crime, you may expect to have to pay bail in order to be released until your trial. For some situations, however, it is possible to get out of jail without having to pay anything. The judge will simply let you out on your own recognizance. This simply means that they are trusting you to return for your court date. There are quite a few factors that are considered when a Read More

What You Need to Know About Illinois Sobriety Checkpoints

If you are driving in Illinois and notice that traffic is backing up, it can be quite frustrating to discover that the only reason for the slowdown is that the police are conducting a sobriety checkpoint. In addition to being very frustrating, DUI checkpoints are also very controversial and often misunderstood from a legal perspective. In this blog post we will explain how they work and the laws governing them so you Read More

Understanding Good Samaritan Laws

In the area of personal injury law, the vast majority of cases will come because one person was injured due to the negligence of another. The most popular example is a slip-and-fall accident where someone walks on the wet floor of a business and ends up getting hurt. The business should have cleaned up the water on the floor, or at least put up a warning sign, so the courts will likely find that the business was Read More

A Brief Overview of Illinois Drug Laws

Possessing, using, selling, or transporting illegal drugs in Illinois is taken very seriously by the courts. Understanding the various laws that govern these types of offenses can help you know what to expect if you or a loved one is arrested or charged with any violation of drug law. Of course, regardless of what charges you have against you, we can provide an aggressive legal defense to help protect your Read More

5 Steps to File a Wrongful Death Claim

If you have had a loved one die because of the actions or negligence of another party, you may have a viable lawsuit available. While nothing will bring your loved one back or ease the pain, a wrongful death claim can help recover the financial loss and serve as a punishment to the people or person at fault. A wrongful death claim can take place if a loved one has died due to another’s negligence in anything from a Read More

Hurt at Work? Take These 5 Steps Immediately

Millions of people are injured at work each year. While most of the injuries are fairly minor, there is also a large number that is quite serious and can even result in problems that can last a lifetime. If you are injured at work and the injury is serious enough that you have to seek medical treatment, you need to make sure you take the right steps. This not only means making sure that you are taking the right steps Read More