Do you need an attorney for felony charges? If you’ve been arrested for a felony, whether it’s related to drinking and driving, robbery or a sex crime (or anything else), you might want to work with an attorney. Here’s what you need to know. Do You Need an Attorney for Felony Charges? Many people…

  If you’re charged with a crime in Illinois, it could be a misdemeanor or a felony. Both types of crimes are categorized into classes, and each class carries its own penalties. The classes of felonies in Illinois range in severity from Class 4 to Class X, with Class 4 being the “least serious.” Here’s…

The holidays are prime time for DUIs in Chicago and the surrounding communities. Police often set up checkpoints throughout major cities – and that can spell disaster for anyone who’s drinking and driving. What to Do if You’re Pulled Over for DUI in Chicago This Holiday Season If you get pulled over by the police,…

If you’re convicted of drunk driving, you’ll face serious consequences like jail time, the loss of your driving privileges and more – and the conviction will stay on your record forever. So are there any good DUI defenses that you could use? Here’s what you need to know. DUI Defenses in Illinois Many people choose…

  If you’re like most people with a mistake or two in your past, you know what it’s like when that mistake comes back to haunt you. Unfortunately, a criminal background check can reveal all kinds of information you’d rather keep private. Even simple arrest records – those that didn’t result in any formal charges…

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 charged with a Class 3 felony in Illinois (first offense), will you go to jail? Here’s what you need to know. Class 3 Felony in Illinois, First Offense: Will You Go to Jail? Class 3 felonies in Illinois – even if it’s your first offense – subject you to harsh penalties if you’re…

If you’re facing home invasion charges, you probably have one very important question on your mind: What’s the home invasion jail time in Illinois if you’re convicted? Here’s what you need to know. Home Invasion: Jail Time in Illinois Home invasion in Illinois is usually a Class X felony. The minimum penalty is 6 years…

If you’re like many people who have picked up home invasion charges in Chicago, you’re nervous about what’s going to happen next. Here’s what you need to know. Home Invasion Charges in Chicago Home invasion is a serious crime – and if the court convicts you, you’re looking at prison time. In most cases, home…

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…

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