If you’ve been arrested on felony charges in Skokie, you’re probably going to want to talk to a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible—and for good reason. Felonies carry serious penalties, and a conviction will stay on your criminal record forever; that means you need to do everything in your power to minimize the damage…

Being accused of a felony can be incredibly scary—especially when you know the penalties for a conviction are so harsh. The types of felony charges available to the state of Illinois range between Class 1 and Class 4, with an additional type: Class X. Types of Felony Charges in Chicago, Illinois (and Beyond) Each crime…

The state of Illinois has two types of courts for trying crimes: juvenile court, and a court for everyone else. However, just being under the age of 18, which makes you a minor, doesn’t necessarily make you a juvenile under Illinois law. Your criminal defense lawyer will be able to explain how the law applies in your specific situation,…

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 misdemeanor offense or a felony offense, you might need to talk to a Skokie…

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. What is Cyberstalking? Under Illinois law, cyberstalking occurs when a person uses electronic…

In Chicago (under Illinois state law), misdemeanors are classified according to their severity. Misdemeanors are punishable by less than a year in a local or county jail—unlike felonies, which are punishable by a year or more in prison. If you’re being accused of committing one of these crimes, it may be a good idea for you…

In the state of Illinois, a felony is typically a more serious offense than a misdemeanoris. Felonies are crimes that are punishable by either the death penalty or a term of a year or more in state prison. Most people who are facing charges this serious want to speak with a Chicago felony defense lawyer who understands the laws…

Both admissions and confessions are used by lawyers as formidable sources of evidence given the weight they can carry in the minds of jurors. Though both typically occur during a police investigation, usually as a result of interrogation, these terms are not interchangeable as they each have very different legal ramifications. What’s an Admission? Many…

If you’re like most people, you know that when you’re arrested, police read you a Miranda warning, which can also be called Miranda rights. But what are your Miranda rights, and what do they mean? The Miranda Warning: What You Need to Know Police only have to give you the Miranda warning if they intend…

The state of Illinois is serious when it comes to credit card fraud, and you could find yourself facing a lengthy jail sentence if a jury finds you guilty of committing it. What is Credit Card Fraud in Illinois? Several crimes fall under the term “credit card fraud.” Under Illinois law, those crimes include: Making a false…