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…

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…

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…

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…

Despite a federal ruling that Illinois’ concealed carry ban is unconstitutional, police, prosecutors and judges alike say they are disregarding the finding and continuing to enforce the law — at least for now. Police say they continue to arrest those who violate the state’s ban on carrying a gun in public, and prosecutors continue to…

A blind plea is a plea of guilty before a judge without a prior sentencing agreement between the defense attorney and the prosecutor.  Because there is no agreement, you are  unable to determine what the sentence will be and therefore “blind”. In most cases, a blind plea is extremely risky because the sentence or punishment…

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