If you’re arrested in Rolling Meadows, Skokie, Chicago or any other community in Illinois, these are five things you shouldn’t do – they put you at serious risk. 5 Things NOT to Do if You’re Arrested in Rolling Meadows The bottom line is that police arrest dozens of people every day – and many of…

If you’re like most people, you’re not sure what happens if someone files a false police report – is it a crime, and if it is, can you go to jail for it? Here’s what you need to know. What Happens if You File a False Police Report? You can get in trouble for filing…

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…

If you’re charged with drug possession, there are ways your attorney can defend you – but every case is different, which means you’ll have to talk to your drug crime defense attorney about the specifics. However, these are some of the defenses your attorney might explore: Unwitting possession Lack of possession Unlawful search and seizure…

When you’re arrested in Illinois, you can either stay in jail until you go to trial or you can ask to be released on bail. However, there’s no guarantee that a judge will let you out on bail. What is Bail? Our bail system allows people who aren’t considered at-risk of failing to show up…

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed legislation April 1 that allows young offenders – those under the age of 21 – the ability to petition the Illinois Prisoner Review Board for discretionary parole. “This historic legislation will create a long-awaited and vital new parole system for youth facing long sentences,” said Pritzker. “We’re taking an important…

Attorney Matt Fakhoury, criminal defense attorney and former Cook County prosecutor, discusses the Jussie Smollett case with CNN’s Brooke Baldwin on March 28, 2019.

Sex crimes are among the most serious crimes charged in Chicago and the suburbs – many of them are felonies, and nearly all of them require you to register as a sex offender if you’re convicted. But what should you do if you’re accused of a sex crime in Chicago, Skokie or Rolling Meadows? Find…

If you’re like many people charged with a sex-related crime, the first thing you think of is getting a sex crime defense lawyer – and that’s smart. Sex crimes come with serious penalties, including prison time and huge fines, so you most likely want a lawyer in your corner to protect your rights. So do…

If you’re like many people, you’ve heard the term assault and battery – but what are these crimes, and what happens if you’re convicted of them? What is Assault and Battery? A lot of TV shows treat the two terms – assault and battery – like the same thing. In fact, you might even hear…

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