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’re arrested for picking up a prostitute in Chicago, you could be in serious trouble – and the first thing you should do is talk to an attorney. Here’s what you need to know. What to Do if You’re Arrested for Picking Up a Prostitute in Chicago The official crime of picking up a…

If the police arrest you, take you to jail, and let you bond yourself out by paying money, you have to go back to court on your appointed court date. But what happens if you don’t? Here’s what you need to know. What if You Miss a Court Date? The criminal justice system in Illinois…

You may have heard people say “assault and battery” as if referring to one crime – but under Illinois law, assault and battery are two different things. Both are crimes, and both can result in time behind bars, but you can commit one without the other. Here’s what you need to know. Assault and Battery:…

If you’re like many people, you’ve found yourself in a sticky situation – you’ve gotten into some trouble with the law. It’s hard, but don’t let your worries take control. Instead, get in touch with a criminal defense attorney for a free case review. You can explain your situation, ask all kinds of questions, and…

If you’re like many people facing Class 2 felony charges, you’re probably wondering about what kind of sentence a judge could pass down in your case. Here’s what you need to know. What is the Sentence for a Class 2 Felony in Illinois? In Illinois, a Class 2 felony is punishable by 3 to 7…

If you’re like many people, you know that being pulled over can be a scary experience – and it’s worse if you’ve been drinking. Even if you’ve only had one drink and you’re certainly under the legal limit for the state of Illinois, being pulled over after leaving a restaurant, a bar or a friend’s…

You may need to call a violent crime defense lawyer in Chicago if you’re accused of certain offenses – but what counts as a violent crime under Illinois law? List of Violent Crimes in Chicago Many crimes in Illinois are considered violent. If you’re accused of one of them, working with a violent crime defense…

If you’re like many people accused of retail theft under $150, you have a lot of questions – and one of them is probably about whether you’re going to go to jail. Here’s what you need to know. Illinois Retail Theft Under $150: Will You Go to Jail? In Illinois, if you’re charged with retail…

Chicago police are reporting an uptick in theft during the coronavirus pandemic – even as businesses are closing and people are closing themselves in their homes. If you’re one of the people accused of stealing something during the pandemic (or if you were accused of stealing something before people started closing businesses), you might want…

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