Monthly Archives: January 2024

DOES ARGUING WITH POLICE EQUAL RESISTING ARREST?

            The answer is not necessarily.             In Illinois, you resist arrest if you knowingly resist or obstruct someone that you know is an officer, firefighter or correctional institution worker in performing any authorized act within their official capacity. See … Continue reading

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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ILLINOIS’S NEW LAW ENDING CASH BAIL

The SAFE-T Act went into effect September 18, 2023.  The Act eliminated cash bond but allows a judge to keep you in jail if the state can meet certain criteria. Because a new law is bound to cause confusion, there … Continue reading

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CAN MY PRIVATE TEXT MESSAGES BE EXPOSED IN CRIMINAL COURT?

            Nearly everybody communicates through text messages, even about the most private matters.  But can you always keep your text messages private?  Not necessarily. Be aware that if you are a defendant or a material witness, attorneys working either side … Continue reading

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DISORDERLY CONDUCT:  CALLING IN A FALSE ALARM IS A CRIME

            Calling 911 with a false alarm, such as a fake bomb threat, can be charged as disorderly conduct. Under  720 ILCS 5/26-1(a)(6), you commit disorderly conduct when: (1) you knowingly called 911 or transmited a false report to a … Continue reading

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