Dealing With A Violation Of Rights In Peoria, Illinois – Series Recap

This post concludes and recaps my series on cases involving the violation of a defendant’s rights in Peoria, Illinois. I felt it was necessary as, for obvious reasons, many people do not know how to proceed if their rights have been violated. While it is understandable that one may believe that there is nothing they can do – the truth of the matter is that an accused individual has options. The goal of my last several articles...

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Challenging Peoria Search Warrants Which Were Based On Confidential Informants

This is the next post in my series on whether an arrest resulted due to a violation of one’s rights. My last article discussed when Peoria, Illinois defendants have the right to remain silent. It is important to understand that one does not have to actually be placed under arrest in order for the Miranda decision to apply. If you spoke to the police, and charges were the result, then contact a criminal defense lawyer today as you may...

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When Peoria, Illinois Suspects Have The Right To Remain Silent

This is the next post in my series on whether someone’s rights were violated when they were stopped by the police. My last article discussed whether law enforcement may have illegally stopped a car. It is important to understand that the police may not stop a vehicle simply because they want to – they must have “reasonable suspicion” that the driver is engaging in some type of criminal activity. In this article I will address a...

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Were Peoria Police Allowed To Stop And Search Your Car?

This is this next post in my series on whether a defendant’s rights were violated when he or she was stopped by the police. My last article discussed whether police violated one’s rights by stopping them on the street. It is important to understand that the police may only stop a bystander under certain circumstances. If law enforcement violates one’s rights then that individual may be able to exclude any evidence, which is found...

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