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What Is Malicious Prosecution?

Getting wrongfully accused of and prosecuted for a crime can cost you your reputation, your career, and thousands of dollars in legal fees to defend yourself. If the police and prosecutors misuse their authority intentionally, they might get sued for malicious prosecution. It is an uphill battle to prove that malicious prosecution happened, so you…

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What Is Due Process? Understanding the 14th Amendment

We have specific civil rights guaranteed to us by the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution. Understanding those civil rights can mean the difference between freedom and prison. It can mean the difference between keeping your property and having it seized by the government. An essential element of the protection under the 14th Amendment…

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How Can I Prove I Was Wrongfully Convicted of a Crime?

When someone is arrested, they are presumed innocent until proven guilty. The United States Constitution guarantees our civil rights to legal counsel and a fair trial. We trust that justice will prevail, and innocent people will be found not guilty. However, what happens when the justice system fails and a person is wrongfully convicted of…

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Overview Of The Cost Of Police Misconduct Act

Following the death of George Floyd and nationwide protests over police brutality last year, legislation was introduced in Congress to bring more publicity to police department civil settlements. The legislation would also publicize important details about misconduct allegations made against law enforcement officers. Although the bill faces uncertainty because of other congressional priorities, it has…

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Can I Sue If I Contract COVID in an Illinois Jail?

Correctional facilities such as jails and prisons are legally required to take reasonable steps to keep inmates safe. If you or a loved one contracted COVID while incarcerated in Illinois, you may have a legal claim. Legal action is already underway against state officials and others who have neglected their duties to safeguard prisoners’ health….

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Understanding Police Brutality and Misconduct

Police brutality and other forms of misconduct are unacceptable. But victims are often afraid to speak up and worry that the justice system will be stacked against them. While taking on the police is no easy task, having the right attorney will substantially increase your likelihood of receiving compensation for the injustices done to you….

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