Most people only look for an attorney when they’ve been accused of a crime — not many people keep a criminal defense attorney on retainer just in case they find themselves in hot water. But unfortunately, that means you’re looking for an attorney during one of the most stressful times of your life. So how…

Facing a DUI charge can be overwhelming and stressful, but it’s important to remember that hiring a skilled DUI defense lawyer can make all the difference. Your lawyer will work tirelessly to build a strong defense by challenging the evidence presented against you. This guide offers insight into various strategies your attorney may use to…

If you’ve been charged with a crime in Chicago, it’s essential to hire a criminal defense lawyer to represent you. While it may be tempting to try to represent yourself or rely on a public defender, it’s generally not a good idea. In this guide, we’ll explore why it’s crucial to have a criminal defense…

If you’ve been arrested for DUI, your attorney may use one of these five common defenses to the charges. Though there’s no way to predict how a judge will rule, these DUI defense strategies have the potential to get you the best possible outcome in your case. 5 Common Defenses to DUI Charges Every case…

When you’re accused of a crime, regardless of whether you’re innocent or guilty, you have four important rights in the United states. These rights carryover to everyone, regardless of citizenship status, criminal history or anything else. This guide explains these rights so you know how things work if you’re accused of committing a crime. 4…

If you’ve been accused of a crime, you have the right to be represented by an attorney – and for many people, that’s the right path to take to get the best possible outcome. But what if you were black-out drunk when you committed a crime – can you simply let the court know that,…

You’ve probably heard of – or even seen on television – examples of the insanity defense. Generally, when someone wants to use an insanity defense, they’re saying that they can’t be held responsible for committing a crime because they weren’t thinking clearly at the time they committed it.  The insanity defense is real, but it’s…

You may have heard of a necessity defense – but what is it, and could it apply in your case? This guide explains crimes of necessity and when it’s appropriate to use this kind of defense in court.  What is a Crime of Necessity? Necessity is an affirmative defense that’s appropriate in some cases. Your…

If you’re like many people, you’ve heard of using self-defense as a reason for committing a crime – but is it the right choice in your case? If you’ve been charged with a violent crime, it may be. Here’s what you need to know. When Should You Claim Self-Defense? Self-defense is the act of using…

There are many ways Chicago criminal defense attorneys can defend their clients – and one of those ways is through the use of an affirmative defense. So what are affirmative defenses, and how do they work? This guide explains.  What is an Affirmative Defense? An affirmative defense is a defense strategy in which the defendant’s…

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