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Zedrick Thomas Braden

Zedrick Braden’s Legal Guides

28 total

  • How to Protect Your Rights if You Are Detained by the Police in Illinois

    Protecting Your Rights During An Interrogation A person's right to remain silent while being detained by police is a constitutional right. Any statements made to a police officer can be used in cour

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  • How to Avoid Being a Victim of Real Estate Fraud

    Protect your reputation and your credit. In recent years more people have been persuaded to use their good credit to save the home of another from foreclosure. This person is designated as an invest

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  • How to Seek a Pardon in Illinois

    Contact the Illinois Prisoner Review Board In seeking a pardon the first step is to contact the Illinois Prisoner Review Board by letter. The Board will send you an application for a pardon. The App

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  • How To Protect Yourself When Applying For A Mortgage

    Make sure you are dealing with a legitimate mortgage company. Its important to know the company that you are planning to do business with. Check with the Secretary of State to determine whether the

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  • How to avoid identity theft.

    Safeguard your personal information. Never store personal information on a lap top or desk top computer. When discarding junk mail be sure to remove your name and address from the front of the maili

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  • How to get relief when an elected official continues to hold two incompatible offices.

    File the Complaint in Quo Warranto, after getting the Circuit Court's approval. Under Illinois law, the Office of the Illinois Attorney General or the State's Attorney of the county involved can inst

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  • How To Obtain an Emergency Order of Protection.

    The Filing Process A petition for an emergency order of protection must be completed and filed with the Clerk of the Court in the county where the person filing the petition resides. In Chicago, the

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  • An Overview of How Evidence of Prior Criminal Acts Is Used in a Self Defense Claim in Illinois.

    In Illinois, evidence of a prior criminal act or "bad act" by a complaining witness against a defendant can be admitted into evidence to support the defendant's claim of self defense. Generally, there are two situations where a court will consider evidence of a prior "bad act" re...

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  • An Overview of What A Lawyer May Think About When Picking a Jury

    The Right To A Trial By Jury Must Be Protected and Honored And Picking the Right Jury Is An Important Part of the Process. I have found jury trials to be a very rewarding experience. A lawyer must be mindful of all the factors that he or she should consider when picking jurors...

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  • How To Get Child Support When You Are Not Married To The Father Of Your Child

    ILLINOIS LAW AND CHILD SUPPORT Illinois law requires that fathers support their children. If you are in a relationship and you become pregant, it is important to start child support right away. The first step is to have your child's father legally declared the father. This is bes...

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