Monthly Archives: August 2014

PROTECTING YOURSELF WHEN YOU ARE TICKETED AFTER AN ACCIDENT

THIS IS WHAT THE LAW SAYS:A guilty plea to a traffic offense, although not conclusive proof, is proper evidence against a defendant in a civil proceeding arising from the same incident even where the underlying charge has been finally dismissed without adjudication of guilt after defendant has received supervision. Wright v. Stokes, 522 N.E.2d 308,…
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FAMILY LAW: PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENT TO DIVORCE AND ALL THAT LIES BETWEEN

 It’s a simple reality:  Divorce causes more stress, more worry and has a deeper and more personal impact on a person than almost any other area of law.  Our goal at the Law Office of Keith Short is to shepherd you through one of the most heartbreaking, frustrating and financially terrible times of your life. …
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ANOTHER WORK COMP WIN!

Yesterday we won another work comp trial.  Our client, a visiting home nurse, contracted MRSA, a potentially deadly infection, while she was caring for home-bound patients.  The employer claimed that we could not prove she contracted the MRSA from work since the actual bacteria can be found throughout the general public.  While that might be…
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RECENT DESTRUCTION OF EVIDENCE

Within the last few days it has to come to light that an officer at the Alton Police Department destroyed evidence in over 100 criminal cases.  This news not only calls into doubt the State's ability to prosecute quite possibly a large percentage of these cases as well as a defendant's ability to examine evidence…
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