Do police need a warrant to search your house? Sometimes – but in many cases, police can barge right into your home and begin searching for contraband or evidence that they can later use against you. In fact, most searches occur without a warrant. Police can search your house without your consent if: You provide…

If you’re concerned that there might be a warrant out for your arrest, or if you know for sure a judge has issued one, you may not be too excited about stopping the next police officer you see and asking him. So what can you do if there’s a warrant out for your arrest in Chicago, Skokie, Rolling…

In Illinois, failure to appear is a legal term used when someone doesn’t show up for a criminal proceeding for which they’ve been summoned. What Happens in Failure to Appear Cases in Chicago Courts? Once you have missed an appointed court date, the judge in your case can issue a warrant for your arrest. In some cases…

There are several different categories of warrants that are exercised by the court.  The most common warrant is often referred to as a bench warrant.  Bench warrants are issued when a defendant has failed to appear in court.  The police can arrest you at any time, without warning, and bring you to court to answer…