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Johnson Law Group In the Media

Johnson Law Group Kevin Sanborn featured on the Oxygen series "Snapped". To view on Oxygen please follow this link: http://www.oxygen.com/snapped/season-20/misook-wang If you don't have ...
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Johnson Law Group Client Found Not Guilty of University Sexual Assault Charges

This was a long exhaustive case that reminds us why we do what we do and how false allegations can ruin someone's life. Our client was a Senior at a local university and was accused by a classmate ...
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All Drug-Related Evidence in Drug Bust Case Deemed Inadmissible

A Macon County Circuit Court judge has recently ruled that all evidence that had been seized from Keith Halliburton's property as part of a drug bust is inadmissible in trial. The evidence ...
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Defendant to Plead Not Guilty to Murder Charges for Wife's Death in 1990

A Mansfield man has been accused and charged with the murder of his wife all the way back in 1990. Her death was ruled a suicide then by investigators but Illinois State prosecutors claim they have ...
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Decriminalization of Marijuana in Illinois Due to New Law

The state of Illinois has become noticeably more lenient on marijuana users after Republican Governor Rauner signs several new laws into effect in late July 2016. The move comes as a bit of a surprise ...
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Know Your Rights Before Going to Summer Camp

Police are highly trained at what they do. Police are given special classes, designed to educate them on things like how to interrogate someone without making it seem like a real interrogation, so it ...
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Going to Summer Camp This Memorial Day Weekend?

The Johnson Law Group has handled countless cases for individuals charged going to, from or at Summer Camp over the years. Before you pack up and head to Three Sisters Park for the annual summer ...
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Four-Time DUI Offenders Are Allowed to Legally Drive In the State of Illinois

What Is the New Illinois DUI Law? Starting in 2016, individuals who have had their driver's licenses permanently revoked due to DUI charges may have another shot at redemption. According to a new ...
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Charges Filed Against Accused Hit-and-Run Driver

In January, a student from Illinois State University was killed as the result of a hit-and-run accident. The young man accused of the incident is now facing new charges as a result. He was originally ...
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Attorneys from Johnson Law Group Featured on WMBD

In a recent news segment, Attorneys Brendan Bukalski and James Walker were interviewed by WMBD regarding the reversal of wrongful felony conviction. There are numerous individuals throughout Illinois ...
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Johnson Law Group Defends Immigrant Who No Longer Faces Felony Charges or Deportation

Attorney Brendan Bukalski of the Johnson Law Group has helped an immigrant avoid not only conviction for two unconstitutional felony charges, but also deportation. Our attorney represented Ahmed ...
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Man's Aggravated DUI Trial to Remain in Livingston County

A man was charged with reckless homicide and aggravated driving under the influence in October 2013, when his pickup truck collided with a parked squad car. The accident took place in Pontiac, South ...
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McLean County Policy Requires Blood Samples for DUI Arrests

A new policy has been implemented in McLean County this summer requiring drivers who are suspected of being heavily intoxicated to provide a blood sample to the arresting officer. This policy was ...
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Man Charged with Reckless Homicide for Officer's Death

The trial of Jason Collins is set for August 11, 2014 in Livingston County, but his attorney has asked for a change of the venue. Jason Collins was accused of reckless homicide and aggravated driving ...
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Chandra L. Justice Joins Johnson Law Group

Chandra L. Justice has joined the Johnson Law Group where she will be practicing as a criminal defense attorney. Prior to joining the group, Chandra was employed as an Assistant State's Attorney, ...
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Common Penalties Served to Illinois Convicts

If you are an Illinois resident who has been arrested for a crime, then you may be facing a variety of different penalties. Depending on your crime and the circumstances surrounding the offense, you ...
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Your Fourth Amendment Rights: Search and Seizure

In the event that you are arrested for a criminal offense, it is likely you will experience fear and confusion because of the uncertainties that are associated with an arrest, even if you are ...
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If Your License is Suspended, Can You Drive to Work?

Following an arrest for drunk driving, one of the most frightening penalties is the idea of having your license taken away from you. The truth of the matter is that license suspension is a very real ...
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Welcome to the Blog of the Johnson Law Group

The firm that has been selected as Top 100 Trial Lawyers® by the National Trial Lawyers® announces the launch of their new blog. The Johnson Law Group handles each criminal defense case with a ...
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