If you’re like many people, you know that resisting arrest is a crime of its own – and it can result in serious penalties. This guide explains resisting arrest, possible punishments, and ways your attorney may be able to defend you against these types of charges. What is Resisting Arrest? The bottom line is that…

If you’re like many people, you’ve heard of probable cause – but what is it, and how does it affect your case? This guide explains. What is Probable Cause? Probable cause is a legal standard that allows police officers to detain an individual or search their property if the officer has a reasonable belief that…

If you’re like many people, you know that it’s against the law to resist arrest. But what counts as resisting arrest, and what can you do if the police accused you of doing so? This guide explains. What is Resisting Arrest, and What Can You Do if You’re Accused of It? Law enforcement officers can…

If you’re arrested on or after January 1, 2023, the state won’t require you to pay money to get out of jail. With the passage of House Bill 3653, the Illinois Pretrial Fairness Act, people accused of crime will eliminate cash bail. Here’s what you need to know.  Related: Answers from a Skokie DUI lawyer…

If you’re arrested because the police suspect you’ve committed a crime, a judge will set your bond. But what is bond in Illinois, and how does it work? This guide explains. What is Bond in Illinois? Bond is a monetary amount that a judge sets to let you out of jail (except in the case…

If you’re like many people, you’ve heard that you’re not supposed to talk to the police without an attorney present – and for the most part, that’s correct. Here’s what you need to know about whether it’s okay to answer police’s questions (and when you absolutely shouldn’t). You have the right to remain silent, and…

  If you’re like many people who are in the United States on a visa or who have a green card because they’re lawful permanent residents, you may be wondering if you can be deported if you’re convicted of a crime. This guide explains. Will You Be Deported if You’re Convicted of a Crime in…

If you’re caught with mushrooms or other psychedelic drugs, you can get into serious trouble in Illinois – these drugs are illegal, and you could end up spending time in jail for having them. Here’s what you need to know.  What You Need to Know About Psychedelic Drug Charges in Illinois It’s pretty common for…

When you’re in police custody, which means you’ve been arrested and you cannot leave, you have rights – but what are they, and what can you do? Here’s what you need to know, before and after you call a Chicago criminal defense lawyer. What Are Your Rights in Police Custody? When the police arrest you,…

If police pull you over while you’re driving (or while you’re a passenger in a car), you have certain rights guaranteed to you under the U.S. Constitution. You have these rights whether or not you’re a U.S. citizen, so even if you’re in the United States without documentation, you can exercise them. Here’s what you…

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