2590 E. Federal Dr., Ste. 507
Decatur, IL 62526
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Areas of Practice
DRIVER'S LICENSE REINSTATEMENT
Driver's License Reinstatement matters can be extremely difficult to navigate following a conviction for DUI or a death-related traffic offense. If you plead guilty to the charge of DUI and are placed on a probation or conditional discharge, the Illinois Secretary of State's office will revoke your driving privileges for a minimum of one-year. However, you may qualify for a Restricted Driving Permit (RDP) during your revocation. Call us today for a consultation.
A DUI can be a very traumatic experience for anyone. A DUI charge is a criminal offense for which the penalties can be severe. The penalties for DUI offenses depend on the classification of the charge. A first offense DUI is the least punitive offense unless there were aggravating circumstances. DUI laws and penalties have changed drastically over the past twenty years and it is imperative that you understand your rights during this difficult time.
If you have been charged with a criminal offense or are under investigation for a criminal offense, you need legal representation. Hassinger Law Office provides aggressive representation in pre-arrest investigations as well as post-arrest. Mr. Hassinger has an extensive background in criminal investigation and trial work. We handle misdemeanors and serious felonies including homicide cases. When the stakes are high, you need a serious lawyer. Call us today for an appointment.
OUTSIDE GENERAL COUNSEL
We provide outside general counsel services to businesses and non-profit organizations. We can work in your office on site as needed to be available to your staff. We manage the day to day legal tasks for your business or organization including managing the cost of litigation and other specialized legal work performed by other law firms.
EXPUNGEMENTS & PARDONS
The road to clearing your criminal record is daunting. In Illinois there are two forms of relief available to persons wanting to clear their criminal record. Some cases are eligible for expungement and some cases are eligible for sealing. For cases that do not qualify for either, you may petition the Illinois Prisoner Review Board for relief from the Governor. Call us today to schedule your consultation to determine what your options are.
PROBATE & ESTATE PLANNING
Proper estate planning can help you prepare your loved ones for your death. When a person dies, the decedent's assets or property passes to the decedents heirs or legatees through a will or by statute. A will does not help a person avoid probate, but rather informs the Court who the beneficiaries are. Not all estates are handled through probate. For example when a person dies with a small estate, assets such as motor vehicles can be transferred out of the decedent's name with a small estate affidavit. Medium to larger-sized estates that involve the transfer or distribution of real estate and personal property will most likely require that a probate estate be opened in the Circuit Court. Estate planning alleviates problems that arise after your death and ensures that your directives are followed.
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