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’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…

If you’re like many people, your court case has been on hold for weeks (or even months) because the courts have been closed for in-person proceedings. But now, after being closed for months, a handful cases are starting to move through the system. Many hearings are still being held by video conference to help avoid…

“Should I reopen my business while the stay-at-home order is still in effect in Illinois?” Many people are asking that question – especially after seeing our neighboring states reopen local businesses. But if you’re in Illinois, it’s a hard no. That’s because if you reopen your business despite Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s stay-at-home order, you’re facing…

The weather is finally getting nicer, the sun is shining and the days are longer – and we all have to stay at home. Unfortunately, the coronavirus pandemic has triggered a “Stay-at-Home” order that’s in place until April 7 (as of now, anyway), and if you violate it, you could be facing all kinds of…

Cook County has (sort-of) closed its courts for at least a month – but that doesn’t mean that if you’re in trouble, you can’t get help. And the courts are still running, although “there will be fewer cases,” according to a statement from Chief Judge Timothy Evans’ office. If Your Loved One is in Jail…

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…

How much should you tell your criminal defense lawyer? Many people who have been accused of crimes in Illinois want a lawyer’s guidance – but they’re not quite sure just how much to tell an attorney. Should you tell him if you’re guilty of a crime? Should you tell him about other crimes that the…

If you’re pulled over because a police officer suspects you’ve been drinking and driving – or that you’re on illicit drugs – there are some things you can do to preserve your rights. What to Do if You’re Pulled Over for DUI in Illinois When the police pull you over, you should be cooperative –…

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