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People who are not U.S. citizens and are in trouble with criminal cases need to be very careful when dealing with the system.
Whether such an accused should plea guilty or not should always involve an analysis as to how this affects immigration consequences. This is because immigration law is very complicated on this subject; a single crime of a certain type will not cause the same effect on everyone. Continue reading
Father and son (image used under GNU license from Wikipedia)
A popular scene in film dramas (and the occasional comedy) is where one parent might say to an ex-spouse “[New spouse] is going to adopt our child, and there’s nothing you can do about it.” And then there is a set of events that occur to stop the court deadline and restore friendly relations for everyone.
But in real life, family law cases are usually not that simple, and far too often, friendly relations are long gone. Continue reading
Attorney and Client, Fortitude and Impatience (public domain)
The Illinois Supreme Court recently made some changes that allow lawyers to offer an a-la-carte menu of legal services, otherwise known as “limited representation” or “unbundled services.” Continue reading
You’ve just lost your civil case, and you are pretty sure something was not ruled correctly, but your attorney “doesn’t do appeals.” If this is your situation, the time to contact an attorney who does do appeals may be ticking away. Continue reading
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Did you know that a first offense DUI in Wisconsin almost always means losing your license in Illinois? Because there are two separate legal systems involved, it can be much worse for an Illinois driver to get a DUI in Wisconsin, than for Wisconsin residents driving in Wisconsin, or for Illinois residents driving in Illinois.