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Monday, November 28, 2016

How to Find the Best Chicago DUI Lawyer


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

Is DUI a Felony in Illinois? What You Need to Know About DUI Before the Holidays


If you’re like many people who have been accused of drunk driving, you’re wondering: Is DUI a felony in Illinois?

The answer?

Sometimes.

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.


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Monday, November 21, 2016

Shoplifting Charges in Skokie, Rolling Meadows, and Chicago


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

Class A Misdemeanors in Chicago, Skokie, and Rolling Meadows


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

Skokie, IL DUI: What You Need to Know


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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Monday, October 17, 2016

Why Hire a Skokie Criminal Defense Lawyer?


The state of Illinois is known—not just in the U.S., but across the globe—for its tough crime laws… and its very serious consequences for breaking those laws.

Why Hire a Skokie Criminal Defense Lawyer?

If you’re in legal trouble, whether you’ve been accused of a Read more . . .


Monday, October 3, 2016

What is Failure to Appear in Illinois?


In Illinois, failure to appear is a legal term used when someone doesn't show up for a criminal proceeding for which they’ve been summoned.

What Happens in Failure to Appear Cases in Chicago Courts?

Once you have missed an appointed court date, the judge in your case can issue a warrant for your arrest. In some cases (particularly if this is your first offense), your Chicago criminal defense lawyer may able to ask the judge to lift the warrant without forcing you to turn yourself in and spend time behind bars.

However, remember that you need to act quickly if you miss a court date.
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Monday, September 19, 2016

Is Cyberstalking a Crime in Illinois?


If you’re like most people who have been charged with cyberstalking in Skokie, Rolling Meadows or Chicago, you're wondering what to do next. For most people, it's a good idea to get in touch with a Chicago felony defense lawyer as soon as possible.
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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

DUIs and the Holidays in Chicago


The holidays are right around the corner—and that means it’s time to brush up on Chicago’s DUI laws and the consequences of a drunk driving conviction in Illinois.

What Are Chicago’s DUI Laws?

Legal Blood-Alcohol Content in Chicago

In Chicago, as well as elsewhere in Illinois, you’re considered “drunk” by law if your blood-alcohol concentration is at or above 0.08 percent.
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Monday, August 22, 2016

What Could a Skokie DUI Lawyer Do for You?


Let’s face it: if you get pulled over for drinking and driving, you’re going to want to talk to a Skokie DUI lawyer who will take immediate action on your behalf.

Why?

Because the consequences of DUI in Skokie are just as severe as they are elsewhere in the state—and you can’t afford to gamble with your future.

What Your Skokie DUI Lawyer Will Do

Your Skokie DUI lawyer—the attorney you hire who’s familiar with the Skokie court system, prosecutors, and judges—will take immediate action if you’re accused of drinking and driving. He has to; the sooner your lawyer delves into the circumstances of your case, the sooner he’ll be able to build the defense that gets you the best possible outcome.

Your Skokie DUI Lawyer Will Ask Questions

Your attorney will ask you questions and examine the evidence in your case.
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Monday, August 8, 2016

Disorderly Conduct Charges in Skokie: What You Need to Know


If you’ve been charged with disorderly conduct in Skokie (or in Chicago, Rolling Meadows or any of the surrounding communities), you probably have several questions—including:

  • What happens after you’re charged with disorderly conduct in Skokie?
  • What are the possible consequences of disorderly conduct in Skokie?
  • Can I get a disorderly conduct charge off my criminal record?

For most people, it makes sense to get in touch with a Skokie disorderly conduct lawyer who can evaluate all the facts in the case and build a strategic defense.

What is Disorderly Conduct?

Disorderly conduct is a broad term that includes offenses that waste public resources, unnecessarily cause public fear or stress, or alarm or disturb others.

What Happens After You’re Charged With Disorderly Conduct in Skokie?

If police arrest you for disorderly conduct in Skokie, Chicago, Rolling Meadows or any of the surrounding communities, you’ll end up spending time in jail (unless you pay a bond that guarantees you’ll come back to court on your assigned date) until the judge can see you.

You’ll go to an arraignment hearing, which is where the court reads your official charges. From there, you’ll either go back to jail to await trial or you’ll be freed with the promise that you’ll go back when you’re supposed to go back.
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