If you’re like most people who are facing criminal charges, you’re not sure how much you should tell your attorney – and how much he’s required to keep to himself. Here’s what you need to know. Is Everything You Tell Your Attorney Confidential? When you hire an attorney, everything you tell him is confidential. He…

If you’re like many people, you’re not sure what your rights are when police confront you – and that’s okay. This guide explains your rights so you know how things are supposed to go when you encounter police. What Are My Rights When Police Confront Me? Whether or not you’re being arrested or detained, and…

  If someone you care about is in prison in Illinois, you’ll probably want to send him or her mail – but how do you go about it the right way? Here’s what you need to know. Can You Send Mail to Someone Who’s in Prison in Illinois? You can send mail to someone who’s…

If you’re like many people accused of committing a crime in Chicago or one of the suburbs, you didn’t do it – but if you hire a lawyer, doesn’t that mean you look guilty? Here’s what you need to know about why everyone, including people who are accused of crimes they didn’t commit, should call…

Every year, January 1 brings about a handful (or more) of new laws across Illinois. While only some of them pertain to criminal activity, here’s a quick glimpse at some of the most impactful. New Illinois Laws Taking Effect in 2019 This isn’t a complete list – the governor approved 1,044 bills. You can see…

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…

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