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…

Being arrested is a scary experience. It’s hectic, police are ordering you to do things, and you may not even understand exactly what’s happening. On top of that, you’re worried about what’s going to happen next – not just to you, but to your family. Fortunately, there are three things you can do for damage…

If you’re like many people in Chicago who were charged with shoplifting, you’re looking for a retail theft lawyer who understands your situation and can give you the case-specific advice you need right now. But where do you even start? How to Find the Right Retail Theft Lawyer Finding the right retail theft lawyer may…

Criminal damage to property is a serious crime in Illinois – and it’s one that can put you behind bars. But what is criminal damage to property, and what kind of penalties does it carry? First things first: You need to talk to a criminal damage to property attorney if you’re not sure what to do….

How strict are Chicago’s gun laws? Perhaps more importantly, what will happen to you if you’re convicted of breaking them? Here’s a quick guide to what you need to know if you’re accused of a gun crime in Chicago, Rolling Meadows, Skokie or elsewhere in Illinois. How Strict Are Chicago’s Gun Laws? It turns out…

Every year, January 1 brings about a handful (or more) of new laws across Illinois. While only some of them pertain to criminal activity, here’s a quick glimpse at some of the most impactful. New Illinois Laws Taking Effect in 2019 This isn’t a complete list – the governor approved 1,044 bills. You can see…

New Year’s Eve is right around the corner – and on New Year’s Day, we get a lot of calls from people with DUI charges from Chicago PD. If you’re charged with DUI, you may discover that the best thing you can do is talk to a DUI defense attorney. Your lawyer can answer your…

If you or someone you care about has been charged with first-degree murder in Illinois, you need to know what happens next. This guide explains it all. First-Degree Murder in Illinois: What You Need to Know The law governing first-degree murder in Illinois is 720 ILCS 5/9-1. The law says that when someone kills another…

If you’re like many people, you know that crimes are categorized between felonies and misdemeanors in Illinois – but what is a Class A misdemeanor, and what are the possible penalties if you’re convicted of one? First things first: If you’re accused of a Class A misdemeanor, you probably need to talk to a Chicago…