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Legal Services for Carterville, Illinois, residents

Carterville is a charming small town referred to as the “heartland” of Southern Illinois. It is geographically between Marion and Carbondale next to Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge, a 44,000-acre habitat for bald eagles, bobcats, and wild turkeys. Carterville residents who require legal services can turn to the Lawler Brown…

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Southern Illinois Workers’ Compensation Basics

Illinois workers’ compensation benefits[1] provide money and medical benefits to an employee who has an injury as a result of an accident or occupational disease on-the-job.  Workers’ compensation is designed to protect workers and their dependents against the hardships from injury or death arising out of the work environment. Disability…

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Common Questions Regarding a Southern Illinois Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death Statute The Illinois statute regarding wrongful death[1] provides: “Whenever the death of a person shall be caused by wrongful act, neglect or default, and the act, neglect or default is such as would, if death had not ensued, have entitled the party injured to maintain an action and…

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Are You Eligible For Southern Illinois Boot Camp?

What is Boot Camp? The Illinois impact incarceration program, more commonly referred to as “boot camp”[1], is a program within the Illinois Department of Corrections that allows eligible offenders sentenced to prison the opportunity to significantly reduce their amount of time served in prison. It is referred to as boot…

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Southern Illinois DUI Offenders Given Opportunity For Restricted Driving Permit Effective January 1, 2016

Effective January 1, 2016, Illinois House Bill 1446[1] amended the Illinois Vehicle Code pertaining to restricted driving permits and revocations of driver’s licenses.  The new law expands the number of revoked and suspended DUI drivers who will now be eligible for driving privileges in Illinois.  The law allows the following…

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Southern Illinois DUI Related Safety Provisions Effective January 1, 2016

Carbondale DUI “Driving Under the Influence[1]” is defined in Illinois as operating a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol, other drugs including cannabis (marijuana) prescribed for medical purposes, or intoxicating compounds and methamphetamine. In Illinois, a driver is legally considered to be under the influence if he/she has a blood-alcohol…

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Southern Illinois Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Device

The majority of states, including Illinois, require first-time DUI offenders to have a Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Device (BAIID) installed on their vehicles. Illinois also requires a camera unit on the BAIID to capture the image of the driver as he/she performs the breath test.  According to the Illinois Secretary of…

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Benefits of Holding Tenancy by the Entirety in Illinois

Tenancy by the Entirety is a legal tool available to married couples that provides many important protections for their primary residence. For example, when one spouse passes away, the other spouse will inherit ownership of the entire property. Additionally—and importantly—a creditor of only one spouse may not foreclose on the

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Benefits of Holding Tenancy by the Entirety in Illinois

Tenancy by the Entirety is a legal tool available to married couples that provides many important protections for their primary residence. For example, when one spouse passes away, the other spouse will inherit ownership of the entire property. Additionally—and importantly—a creditor of only one spouse may not foreclose on the…

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