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Oil and Gas Liens Any person under contract with the owner or operator of any leasehold or pipeline who performs any labor or furnishes any material or services used or employed for oil or gas wells on a leasehold or further construction of any pipeline shall be provided with a…
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Southern Illinois Oil & Gas Attorneys A mineral estate can be created by severing the surface rights from the underlying mineral rights. This can be accomplished either by a conveyance of the mineral rights alone, or by a conveyance of the surface estate, whereby the grantor reserves the interest in…
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Leasing for Oil, Surface & Mineral The current oil boom is exciting to many individuals. That said the standard lease provided to many farmers and surface owners is biased in favor of the oil companies. Lawler Brown will help you protect your business and your property while making sure you…
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Expungement, Sealing & Pardon of Criminal Records ASSISTING WITH THE EXPUNGEMENT AND SEALING OF CRIMINAL RECORDS After any arrest or criminal charge in Illinois, you will have a criminal record. Your criminal record will exist even if your case was ultimately dismissed and will be available to the public. This…
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Underage Consumption Unlawful consumption in Illinois is a Class A misdemeanor. The maximum penalties for the charge of unlawful consumption, is up to 364 days in the county jail; up to 24 months court supervision, conditional discharge or probation; and/or fines up to $2,500.00. Additionally, first offenders (if you receive…
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Retail Theft There are several ways an individual can commit retail theft. The most common type is taking merchandise without paying the full value.  The controlling Illinois Statute for that is 720 ILCS 5/16-25(a)(1) which provides that: “A person commits retail theft when he/she knowingly takes possession of, carries away,…
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Theft The controlling Illinois Statute is 720 ILCS 5/16-1 which provides: “A person commits theft when he or she knowingly: Obtains or exerts unauthorized control over property of the owner; or Obtains by deception control over property of the owner; or Obtains by threat control over property of the owner; or Obtains…
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Battery The controlling Illinois Statute is 720 ILCS 5/12-3 which provides in part: “A person commits battery if he or she knowingly without legal justification by any means (1) causes bodily harm to an individual or (2) makes physical contact of an insulting or provoking nature with an individual” PENALTIES…
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Aggravated Battery The controlling Illinois Statute is 720 ILCS 5/12-4(a) which provides in part: “A person commits aggravated battery when, in committing a battery: Use of a deadly weapon Are hooded, robed or masked, in such manner as to conceal their identity Know the individual harmed to be a teacher or other…
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Criminal Trespass The controlling Illinois Statute is 720 ILCS 5/21-3 which provides: “A person commits the offense of Trespass when he/she: knowingly and without lawful authority enters or remains within or on a building; or enters upon the land of another, after receiving, prior to such entry, notice from the…
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Disorderly Conduct The controlling Illinois Statute is 720 ILCS 5/26-1 which provides: (see below for each particular subpart’s penalty details) “A person commits the offense of Disorderly Conduct when he/she knowingly: Does any act in such unreasonable manner as to alarm or disturb another and to provoke a breach of…
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Resisting Arrest The controlling Illinois Statute is 720 ILCS 5/31-1 which provides: “A person who knowingly resists or obstructs the performance by one known to the person to be a peace officer, firefighter, or correctional institution employee of any authorized act within his official capacity commits a Class A misdemeanor.”…