If you’re like most people, you’ve heard that pulling a fire alarm when there’s no fire is a crime – but can you go to jail over it? This guide explains whether you can go to jail for pulling a fire alarm (and what other seemingly minor crimes could put you behind bars). Can You…

If you’re like most people, you’ve seen lawyers all over the place advertising free consultations – but what happens during a free consultation with a criminal defense attorney? What can you expect? This guide explains. What Happens During a Free Consultation With a Criminal Defense Attorney? When you book a free consultation with a criminal…

  When you watch a courtroom drama, you’ll hear “Objection!” at least a few times – but what does it really mean, and when do criminal defense lawyers use it? This guide explains What Does “Objection” Mean in Court? An objection is a formal protest that an attorney can use when they disagree about evidence…

If you’re like most people, you know that confessing to a crime can be devastating – the state of Illinois will lock you up and throw away the key. But what about when it comes to your attorney? Most people wonder, “Can I tell my lawyer the truth?” Here’s what you need to know. Can…

If you’ve been accused of a crime, you may need a felony defense attorney in Chicago, Skokie or Rolling Meadows. For most people, that’s the smartest course of action. Working with an attorney can help ensure that you get the best possible outcome – and it’s a way to ensure someone is always there to…

In 2005, Florida became the first state to pass what would become known as the “Stand Your Ground” law, which effectively eliminated the “duty to retreat” component from the laws governing self-defense and the use of deadly force. Shortly thereafter, 22 additional states followed suit. Does Illinois Have “Stand Your Ground” Laws? Although Illinois did…

If you’re in trouble and you’re looking for a criminal attorney in Chicago, you don’t have to pick the first lawyer you find. In fact, you owe it to yourself to do a little research to make sure you’re working with a lawyer that understands your case… and one who has the experience and knowledge to…

When you’ve been accused of committing a crime, it’s usually a scramble to find the best criminal defense lawyer in Chicago. Many people feel pressured into retaining the first lawyer who picks up the phone – but that can be a mistake. Before you choose a criminal defense lawyer, you need to ask five important questions….

Last week, a Walmart truck rammed into comedian Tracy Morgan’s vehicle on the New Jersey Turnpike. The crash severely injured Morgan and killed one of his companions, James McNair. The driver pleaded “not guilty” at his arraignment, where prosecutors charged him with vehicular homicide and assault by auto. While we don’t have access to all…

Disorderly conduct. Usually when it comes up in conversation, it’s all a big joke – but it’s pretty serious to people who are actually charged with disorderly conduct in Chicago, Rolling Meadows, Skokie or Schaumberg. Disorderly Conduct: What is it, Really? The law says that somebody commits disorderly conduct in Chicago when he or she…

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