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Possession/DUI Laws During Festival Season

Summer is almost here in Chicago, meaning a calendar full of street festivals and concerts nearly every weekend. After a cold winter inside, events like Lollapalooza, Pitchfork Music Festival, Do Division, and Jazz Fest feel earned and Chicagoans want to take advantage of the nice weather while it lasts. These festivals also bring an uptick…

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Expunging/Sealing Criminal Records in Illinois

In many instances, you are able to request that your criminal records are expunged or sealed after a period of time after the offense occurred. There are differences between expunging and sealing. Expunging vs. Sealing Expungement occurs when your records of arrests and court supervisions are completely erased from the system. This process makes it…

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Public Urination Ordinance in Chicago

According to DNA Info, the places you are most likely to get a ticket for public urination are “typically close to a train station, a boozy stretch of nightclubs or both.” Areas like Division and Clark and Wicker Park come to mind. These neighborhoods have a lot of bars that attract a good crowd, especially…

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