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Joseph Angelillo, Esq.

Protecting Your Permanent Record

You did the crime, and also the time, and now you find yourself on the other end of the process having completed all the court required of you as punishment. But with new horizons comes new challenges, and the new challenger takes the form of your permanent record.
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Joseph Angelillo, Esq.

Understand Burglary in Illinois

Today, I’ll be covering the topic of Burglary. Burglary is defined by 720 ILCS 5/19-1 which lays out the elements of Burglary as follows:
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Joseph Angelillo, Esq.

Understanding Battery in Illinois

Today we’re going to be going over the topic of Battery. On its face, Battery can seem like a rather straight forward crime based on its elements alone; but it also has the capability of being incredibly nuanced based on the specific facts of the case (which in turn makes it extremely enjoyable for me to sit down and write about).
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Joseph Angelillo, Esq.

Understanding Assault in Illinois

Today we’re going to be going over the topic of Assault. Assault is most usually coupled with it’s sister crime Battery (which we will cover in another entry), and as a result is often confused between the two.
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Joseph Angelillo, Esq.

Understanding Bail/bonds In Illinois

After spending the morning waiting for, and ultimately prevailing on, a Motion to Modify Bond Conditions I figured what better topic to go over in this weeks entry. A preface for this topic for the interested is no, no matter how many times you may have gleamed over Midnight Run (an exceptional movie by the by) private bail bonding is illegal in the State of Illinois since 1962; and out of state bounty hunters are also not allowed to come into the State in order to pursue fugitives.
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Joseph Angelillo, Esq.

Field Sobriety Tests: What to Expect, and Why You Should Refuse Them.

Maybe it was a lapse of judgment, or a moment of resounding hubris, but now you find yourself staring at the road ahead with flashing red and blue lights in your rear-view mirror. If an officer suspects that you’re driving under the influence of alcohol they will immediately begin their investigation from the very first interaction.
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