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Cost of an Appeal

Cost of an Appeal As mentioned elsewhere, appeals are a complex area of law that very few licensed attorneys practice and even less that practice it well. Pursuing an appeal can easily be the most expensive parts of litigation. Our fees are always on a flat-fee basis as opposed to a retainer and an hourly charge. Appellate work is [...]

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Do I Really Need an Appeals Attorney?

Do I Really Need an Appeals Attorney? An appeal is a vastly different animal than a trial. Although an appellate attorney must be a great trial attorney, a great trial attorney doesn’t necessarily translate into even a competent appellate attorney. The reason is simple, the skills required to be an outstanding appeals lawyer are different than being a great [...]

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Important Definitions in Appellate Law

Practicing appellate law is a very niche area of law with terminology unique to it. Below are definitions of some of the important appellate terms. Appellant: The party bringing an appeal. Appellee: The party defending the appeal. Appendix: A mandatory part of the appellant’s opening brief. It must include a copy of the judgment being appealed, the notice of appeal, [...]

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Probable Cause Definition

Probable Cause Definition Probable cause is a term that is used often in criminal law. At its core, the term allows a police officer to arrest or search someone without a warrant and it is required before a judge can issue an arrest warrant. Probable cause is also required before a grand jury can return an indictment. The requirement that [...]

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The Right to a Speedy Trial

The Right to a Speedy Trial A speedy trial is guaranteed to anyone charged with a crime in Illinois or in a federal court. The right to speedy trial is guaranteed by the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which states, "In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial." The Sixth [...]

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Consequences of a DUI Conviction

Consequences of a DUI Conviction The consequences of a DUI conviction can be severe. The consequences of a DUI include both the criminal penalties for a DUI and the collateral consequences to your driving privileges. Collateral consequences include the revocation of your driving privileges. When is a DUI Conviction Possible? A conviction for a DUI can occur even after [...]

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