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Saturday, July 30, 2016

What Are the Consequences for DUI in Skokie?


If a judge convicts you of driving under the influence of alcohol in Skokie, you’ll end up paying steep fines and, in some cases, spending time behind bars. For most people, it’s best to talk to a Skokie DUI lawyer who will evaluate your case and can determine whether evidence was illegally collected, whether police made errors, or whether your rights were violated during the process.

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Friday, July 29, 2016

What Happens if You Lie in Court?


If you’re accused of a crime, you’ll eventually have your day in court.

The U.S. Constitution gives you the right to avoid incriminating yourself, which means you don’t have to take the stand and shout, “I’m guilty! Put me in jail!”

However, once you go to court, you’re required to tell the truth.

In some cases, your lawyer will avoid putting you on the stand (that means you won’t be required to speak in court at all; others will testify for and against you, and your lawyer will argue on your behalf while you sit there silently).
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Monday, July 25, 2016

Charged With a Drug Crime in Skokie? Here's What You Need to Know


If you’ve been charged with a drug crime in Skokie—some of the most common include marijuana, cocaine and methamphetamines (meth)—you probably need to talk to a Skokie drug crime defense lawyer as soon as possible.

Why?

Because the consequences can be exceptionally severe if you’re convicted of a drug crime, and they could include steep fines and time behind bars.

Drug Crime Charges in Skokie: What You Need to Know

If you’re charged with a drug crime in Skokie, whether it’s a marijuana charge or something considered more dangerous Read more . . .


Monday, July 18, 2016

Why You Can't Risk Driving on a Suspended License in Skokie


If your license is suspended, you’ll have a hard time getting to and from work, picking up your kids, and doing pretty much everything that most of us take for granted.

But you still can’t drive.

The consequences of driving on a suspended or revoked license are serious in Skokie (and elsewhere in Illinois), which means it’s just not worth getting behind the wheel.
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Monday, July 11, 2016

What to Do if You're Accused of Burglary in Skokie


If you’re charged with burglary in Skokie or any of the surrounding communities, you’re probably more than a little concerned about what happens next.

First things first, though: it’s probably in your best interest to get in touch with a Skokie burglary defense attorney who can help you understand the charges and explain the possible consequences… and who will fight to preserve your rights and get you the best possible outcome in court.

What is Burglary in Skokie?

Burglary is the crime of knowingly entering someone’s property with the intent to commit a felony or theft inside.
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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Why It's So Important to Use Your Right to Remain Silent


If police start asking you questions, what are you supposed to say?

Naturally, it depends on what you did (or didn’t do), and whether you’re accused of a felony or misdemeanor… doesn’t it?

Actually, in most cases, it’s best to use your right not to incriminate yourself by talking to police at all.
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Friday, July 1, 2016

Unlawful Use of a Weapon by a Felon in Chicago


Most people who have been convicted of a felony can’t possess or use a weapon in the state of Illinois.

So what happens if you’ve lost your Second Amendment right to own or possess a firearm, but you have one anyway… and you’re caught with it?

Unlawful Use of a Weapon by a Felon

If you’re charged with the unlawful use of a weapon by a felon in Chicago or the suburbs, you need to know that if you have a felony record, you don’t actually have to use the weapon for a judge to convict you. Simply having the gun is enough for the court to convict you—even if the firearm belongs to someone else.
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Monday, June 27, 2016

What Happens if You're Arrested for DUI in Skokie?


Driving under the influence of alcohol is an incredibly serious offense in the state of Illinois. A conviction can result in tremendous consequences, including steep fines and time behind bars.

What Happens if You’re Arrested for DUI in Skokie?

If you’re arrested for DUI, the first thing you should do is get in touch with a Skokie DUI defense attorney.
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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Drug Crimes in Rolling Meadows: What You Need to Know


The city of Rolling Meadows—and all the surrounding communities, for that matter—are extremely tough on drug possession crimes. For that reason, most people choose to talk to a Rolling Meadows drug crime defense lawyer as soon as they’re accused of possessing drugs.

Some of the most common drug charges in Rolling Meadows include those involving:

  • Marijuana (cannabis)
  • Cocaine
  • Heroin
  • Methamphetamines (meth)
  • Prescription drugs not prescribed to the person who has them

Talking to a Rolling Meadows Criminal Lawyer About Drug Charges

If you’ve been caught with illicit drugs in your possession, it’s probably a good idea for you to get in touch with a Rolling Meadows criminal lawyer who can walk you through the entire process.
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Monday, June 20, 2016

Driving on a Suspended Driver's License in Rolling Meadows


If you’re busted driving with a suspended driver’s license in Rolling Meadows, Skokie, Schaumburg or Chicago, you’re facing some pretty serious consequences—and you could lose your driving privileges altogether.

Your license is incredibly important. You’re not going to be able to get to work, school, or anywhere else you need to go without it.


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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Burglary Charges in Rolling Meadows: What You Need to Know


Under Illinois law, burglary is an extremely serious crime—and the punishments can vary from supervision to an extended stay in the Cook County Jail or in prison.

What is Burglary in Illinois?

According to 720 ILCS 5/19-1, “A person commits burglary when without authority he or she knowingly enters or without authority remains within a building, housetrailer, watercraft, aircraft, motor vehicle, railroad car, or any part thereof, with intent to commit therein a felony or theft.
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