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Free Lawyer if in Chicago Police Custody

By Ari Mathew • April 16, 2013 • Filed in: Chicago Legal Aid

Written by Ari Mathew, an attorney not affiliated with The Law Offices of Marnie Slavin.

Not intended as legal advice.

First Defense Legal Aid– A Resource Every Chicagoan Should Know

(800) LAW-REP-4
(800) 529-7374

Free lawyer: Twenty four hours a day, every single days of the year. If you, a friend or a family member is arrested and taken into Chicago police custody First Defense will send an attorney to the police station, help you assert your rights and document any police misconduct.

Young or Old, Rich or Poor: First Defense only screens its calls as to whether you are in Chicago Police custody. Your age and income level are not factors as to whether First Defense provides you a free lawyer.

It Could Happen to Anyone: Here is a hypothetical. Your son is waiting for you to pick him up from the playground where he is playing basketball with his friends.  His friend asks your son to hold his backpack. The police come by and ask your son to see inside the backpack. Your son gives the bag to the police. In the bag they find a large amount of marijuana and arrest your son. You arrive at the playground only to find your son is arrested. You panic. What should you do?  The answer, every time, is to call (800) LAW-REP-4. [(800)529-7374].

Don’t Try to Talk Your Way Out: I cannot stress enough how important it is to have lawyer present instead of trying to handle the police on your own. The average person on the street does not understand his or her rights when it comes to interacting with the police. The police are trained to take advantage of this fact.  Often, a parent will try to resolve the situation without a lawyer; perhaps encouraging the child to own up to his actions. They assume if they play fair then the police will play fair; however, the police are legally allowed to lie to you.  Only a trained attorney will know how to deal with the police in this situation.

Let First Defense do the Legwork: First Defense also provides another valuable service. If your friend or family member is arrested often the police refuse to release whether your loved one has been charged or their next court date. As attorneys, it is easier for us to get this information to you. Again, someone will be available to help you whether it is right this instant or 3am on New Years.



I heard that public defense lawyers are not that good compared to private ones. Is this true?

Public Defenders, like all lawyers, can be good or bad. Many people prefer private lawyers because public defenders are very busy and less likely to return phone calls. This may cause unnecessary anxiety for someone facing criminal charges.

Sometimes it seems like police are more evil than the actual criminals.

If the NFL went to a seeded tournament (which I like), I still haven’t seen a regular season division and/or scheduling format that I like. I don’t know if keeping the arbitrary divisions is a good idea or not.

I didn’t know that.

I didn’t know that.

I never thought of it that way, well put!

I didn’t know that.

I didn’t know that.

Thank you for a great post.

I never thought of it that way, well put!

I never thought of it that way, well put!

And I just got your name Miss Cellaniavery clever!

As dry ice sublimates (it doesnt melt, because theres no liquid state between solid and gas), the carbon dioxide it gives off is larger in volume so it will break open a sealed container. In a bottle, though, what it does is pop the lid. If the lid is tight enough, it will shoot off pretty forcefully. The same goes with test tubes and other such containers.

Oh by the way the Mets and Braves both won while we lost with our ace Roy Halladay pitching.

Sooo loading the bases and balking in the winning run is better than his other shitty efforts? Gotcha.

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I love what you are doing at The Organic View.

If only he would refer to Radley as an albacore around my neck.

1) Strauss Cooler2) Strauss Highball

OK, for those who dont know, the box was sealed tightly and the fact that dry ice is very very cold it almost immediately evaporates at room temperature, thats why people use them to make fake fog and that kind of stuff. The expanding carbons coming off of the ice needs more room to expand but the box is sealed, so in order for the gases to expand more the box goes BOOM. look up on youtube Dry Ice Bomb, its not that hard to figure out guys

I wonder if Summer kept anything herself from the role as a memento?

Of course, the jews killed Patton because of what he wrote in his dairies.

If the virus on the train posed no risk to the passengers, then why did the police take the passengers names and contact information? *rolling eyes*

Yep, them Austrians are up to no good. Suicide is painless.

Goddamn, Avs Raped Face XD

Oh No! What about Twin Peaks with Piece Brosnan and that Terminator woman. As the town mayor, she owns a coffee house, serves the volcanoe experts, and coffee is repeatedly shown in most scenes.

Thank God for Super-Dentist. Thank God says I! Imagine all the innocent people that would be walking around free if not for this real life super hero protecting all the guilty people from having to face repercussions from their crimes. The guilty can be free to murder, steal and rape because of Super-Dentists amazing power to conjure up scientific evidence against any name that the DA randomly picks out of a hat. They are like the evil, goatee having alternate dimension twins of Penn and Teller.

Wonder how Stephen King does feel about this. Stephen? Are you out there?

CG, you have to tell us what your score was on those SF lists. I was thinking of you all day. Plus: Lever 36, baybee.

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