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CRIMINAL RECORDS EXPUNGEMENT AND SEALING IN ILLINOIS

On behalf of Timothy P. Martin of Martin & Kent, L.L.C. posted in blog on Tuesday, April 3, 2018.

Getting convicted of a crime is one thing. Having that crime follow you for the rest of your life on your public criminal record is an entirely different thing altogether. Fortunately, though, for some criminal defendants, they can get their criminal record expunged or sealed.

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SHOPLIFTING IN ILLINOISS COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS THEFT CHARGES

On behalf of Timothy P. Martin of Martin & Kent, L.L.C. posted in blog on Tuesday, January 9, 2018.

Many people scoff at shoplifting as a minor form of crime that is barely theft. Young adults, such as college students, may be likely to think that shoplifting isn't a serious issue. That, combined with poor impulse control or understanding of potential consequences, could lead to people making a life-altering mistake.

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MARIJUANA IN ILLINOISS: CRIMES NOT WORTH COMMITTING

On behalf of Timothy P. Martin of Martin & Kent, L.L.C. posted in blog on Thursday, November 30, 2017.

As someone who has tried marijuana and used it in places where it's legal, you may think that the rest of the United States is becoming less offended by its use. You might think you won't face charges if you're caught, since other people wouldn't.

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FALSELY ACCUSED? YOU CAN FIGHT BACK WITH A STRONG DEFENSE

On behalf of Timothy P. Martin of Martin & Kent, L.L.C. posted in blog on Tuesday, September 5, 2017.

There is nothing much worse than finding out that someone you care about has claimed that you did something you didn't or blown a situation out of proportion to get you into trouble with the law. Sometimes, when people fear getting in trouble themselves, they actually take the first step and blame the other party, so that person has to be on the defensive.

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PEOPLE WHO NEED MEDICAL MARIJUANA IN ILLINOIS STILL FACE CHARGES

On behalf of Timothy P. Martin of Martin & Kent, L.L.C. posted in blog on Wednesday, August 2, 2017.

illinois has taken steps to allow state citizens safe and legal access to medical marijuana. Those with a wide range of medical conditions, such as traumatic brain injuries, cachexia, cancer, Crohn's disease, Lupus, Interstitial Cystitis, HIV/AIDS or even post traumatic stress can qualify. The law does not require that a doctor specifically recommend marijuana as medicine, as many malpractice insurance companies currently refuse to allow recommendations because of federal law. Instead, a doctor only has to provide documentation of an ongoing relationship and a debilitating condition.

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SELLING PRESCRIPTION DRUGS ON CAMPUS? READ THIS FIRST.

On behalf of Timothy P. Martin of Martin & Kent, L.L.C. posted in blog on Friday, June 16, 2017.

Illegally selling and using prescription drugs is becoming an almost normalized part of American culture. Increasingly, students are using these drugs to help them cope with the pressures and anxieties of school. But students often don’t consider the serious legal repercussions they could potentially face from selling prescription drugs like Xanax, Ritalin, and Adderall.

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