Illinois Criminal Defense Blog
Monday, February 20, 2017
Chicago is famous for its strict gun control laws — and that’s because the penalties for felony gun crimes are so harsh.
If you’ve been accused of this type of crime, it’s probably a good idea for you to get in touch with a felony gun crime defense lawyer in Chicago, Skokie, or Rolling Meadows. The consequences can be extremely serious if you’re convicted.Read more . . .
Monday, February 6, 2017
In Illinois, murder is one of the most serious criminal charges you could face — and the penalties are extremely severe if you’re convicted. If you’re accused of murder, even if you’re completely innocent, you may want to get in touch with a Chicago murder defense lawyer who understands state laws and who is willing to fight hard to preserve your rights.
Types of Murder Under Illinois Law
The law in Illinois recognizes murder in categories.
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Monday, January 23, 2017
The state of Illinois takes child pornography charges very seriously—and if you’ve been accused of this type of crime, you probably need to get in touch with a child pornography defense attorney as soon as possible.
Child Pornography Defense in Chicago, Skokie, and Rolling Meadows
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Monday, January 9, 2017
If you’re facing serious criminal charges such as rape, a Chicago sex crime lawyer may be able to help you.
What Does a Chicago Sex Crime Lawyer Do?
Every case is different, so a good Chicago sex crime lawyer is flexible when it comes to meeting his clients’ needs.
For example, a client facing a rape charge in Chicago has different circumstances than one dealing with charges for participating in an Internet child pornography ring or one who’s accused of soliciting a prostitute.
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Monday, December 26, 2016
If you’ve been accused of a violent crime in Chicago, Skokie, or Rolling Meadows, it may be a good idea to get in touch with an Illinois violent crime lawyer who can help you through the difficult court process.
What’s Considered a Violent Crime in Chicago?
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Monday, December 12, 2016
If you’re like many people who got a burglary charge during the holidays, you know you need to find the best Chicago, IL criminal lawyer—but that’s easier said than done, isn’t it?
How to Find the Best Chicago, IL Criminal Lawyer for Your Case
Each attorney has his or her own style of dealing with burglary cases, and yours will be no exception. Instead of picking a random name from the online phone book, it’s in your best interest to do a little homework so you can find the Read more . . .
Monday, November 28, 2016
If you’re like many people charged with drinking and driving over the holidays, you want to know how to find the best Chicago DUI lawyer you can—and your line of thinking is right on-track.
The consequences of a DUI are extremely serious, whether it’s your first offense or a subsequent offense, and that means you need the best DUI lawyer in Chicago to help you through this difficult process.
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Tuesday, November 22, 2016
If you’re like many people who have been accused of drunk driving, you’re wondering: Is DUI a felony in Illinois?
Is DUI a Felony in Illinois?
DUI is a felony in Illinois under certain circumstances. (DUI cases are on the rise right now because of the holiday season.Read more . . .
Monday, November 21, 2016
During the holidays—especially on Black Friday—Chicago police and those in the surrounding communities (such as Rolling Meadows and Skokie) make dozens of arrests for shoplifting.
But what are shoplifting charges, and what are the penalties if you’re caught doing it?
What is Shoplifting?
Shoplifting isn’t actually a legal term in Illinois. However, it refers to the crime of retail theft, which can be a Read more . . .
Monday, November 14, 2016
If you’re like many people with a recent arrest, you’re wondering about Class A misdemeanors in Chicago, Skokie, and Rolling Meadows… and how being convicted of one could change your life.
Penalties for Class A Misdemeanors
If the court convicts you of this type of misdemeanor—and for the record, this type of misdemeanor is one step below a felony, so it’s the most “serious” type of misdemeanor Read more . . .
Monday, October 31, 2016
If you’ve been pulled over for drinking and driving, you already know that it’s one of the most terrifying experiences of your life.
The police are coming out in full force right now because the holidays are right around the corner… and during the period between Thanksgiving and Christmas, the city sees a huge increase in the number of arrests, charges, and convictions. If you’ve already been charged, call a Skokie, IL DUI lawyer immediately.
So what should you do if you’re pulled over for DUI in Skokie?
What to Do if You’re Pulled Over for DUI in Skokie
If a Skokie police officer pulls you over because he or she suspects you’ve been drinking, or when you’re randomly stopped at a checkpoint, know that what you do is very important.
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