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Illinois Getting Rid of Bail Bonds/New Pre-Trial Release Laws

Illinois Bail Changes

Guest Post by Edwardsville, Illinois attorney Chad Finley. Illinois is phasing out bail bonds. I have been asked about this one quite a few times. THE BILL – The bill changed a lot of different bills so that wherever “bail” was previously mentioned, it would now be referred to as “pre-trial release.” This obviously has broad ramifications, most of which are unimportant for most people. The section most people care about is Section 110-5, which is “Determining the conditions of pretrial release.” The takeaway is that the Court still has the power to hold someone in jail pending trial, but they cannot...

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DWI Concerns as St. Louis Reopens

DWI Lawyer St. Louis Corona Virus

Will a rideshare be available? Rideshares such as Uber and Lyft have continued to operate during the corona virus pandemic, but passenger volume has been much smaller than normal due to the shelter-in-place orders from state and local governments. This has resulted in fewer rideshare drivers on the road, but more drivers will return to the road as passenger volumes increase. Even with an increase from the current number of drivers on the road, there will be rideshare drivers who simply choose not to drive and expose themselves to passengers during the pandemic, so there may be less drivers available than...

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The Lost Spring

Criminal Defense Attorney Corona Virus St. Louis

The Lost Spring   Please note that this is different from my usual blog content, but we are dealing with different times right now. When we look back, the Spring of 2020 will be The Lost Spring. We have had our fair share of spring rain showers and March has given us temperatures from the top of the thermometer to the bottom, but we lost out on so much more. For sports fans we have lost out on March Madness, Opening Day, and The Masters, all sure fire signs of spring. Spring break beaches and barbecues evaporated (for most of us) before our...

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