If you’re like most people, you’ve seen the protests – and the resulting arrests – that are sweeping across the nation. But what happens if you protest in Illinois? Do protesters have rights? Here’s what you need to know about protesters’ rights in Illinois. Protesters’ Rights in Illinois Under the First Amendment to the Constitution,…

The most serious crimes are felonies – but what is the worst felony you can get in Illinois? Here’s what you need to know. What is the Worst Felony You Can Get in Illinois? In Illinois, felonies are categorized by number (except Class X felonies). Here’s a quick run-down of how the state classifies these…

If you’re like many people, you’re not sure what your rights are when you’re stopped by the police and arrested – so this guide, What Rights Do You Have With the Police, explains. What Rights Do You Have With the Police? When police interact with you, you have the right to: Due process Be free…

If you’ve been accused of committing a crime, you have rights – but what are they, and do they depend on your situation? Here’s what you need to know. What Are Your Rights if You’re Accused of a Crime? Regardless of your citizenship or immigration status, criminal history or anything else, you have rights if…

What is considered a violent crime in Illinois? If you’re like most people, you know that the penalties for being convicted of a violent crime are usually tougher than they are for non-violent crimes, but what makes a crime “violent,” and what kinds of sentencing could you face if you’re convicted? Here’s what you need…

The city of Chicago’s police force has created a new website that features videos and photos of looting from all around the city, and they’re asking for the public’s help in identifying the people depicted. The police have made more than a hundred arrests related to the looting, which occurred during the second week of…

If you’re like many people across Illinois – especially during our current social climate – you’re wondering if you can refuse to talk to a cop when you’re pulled over, stopped on the street, or in your own home. While it’s never a great idea to share your whole life story with a police officer…

Is unlawful use of a weapon a felony in Illinois? There are a lot of rumors going around about whether it’s a misdemeanor, a felony, or both – so here’s what you need to know. Is Unlawful Use of a Weapon a Felony in Illinois? Unlawful use of a weapon, commonly called UUW, can be…

If you’re like many people who have been accused of a crime in Chicago, Skokie or Rolling Meadows (or anywhere else in Illinois), you may be able to get out of jail on bond. But what does that mean, and what  happens if you violate a condition of your bond? This guide to bail bonds…

If you’ve been accused of a crime, you may need a felony defense attorney in Chicago, Skokie or Rolling Meadows. For most people, that’s the smartest course of action. Working with an attorney can help ensure that you get the best possible outcome – and it’s a way to ensure someone is always there to…

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