When you watch a courtroom drama, you’ll hear “Objection!” at least a few times – but what does it really mean, and when do criminal defense lawyers use it? This guide explains What Does “Objection” Mean in Court? An objection is a formal protest that an attorney can use when they disagree about evidence…

If you’re caught with mushrooms or other psychedelic drugs, you can get into serious trouble in Illinois – these drugs are illegal, and you could end up spending time in jail for having them. Here’s what you need to know.  What You Need to Know About Psychedelic Drug Charges in Illinois It’s pretty common for…

If you’re like many people, you know that it’s against the law to steal something from a store in Cook County (or anywhere else in Illinois) – but you may not know that in our state, it’s a specific crime called retail theft.  So what is retail theft, and what happens if you’re convicted of…

      If you’re like many people, you know that the Illinois State Police will be setting up DUI checkpoints around 4th of July to catch intoxicated drivers – but what can you do if you get a DUI? Will you go to jail, will it stay on your criminal record forever, and how…

If you’re like most people, you know that confessing to a crime can be devastating – the state of Illinois will lock you up and throw away the key. But what about when it comes to your attorney? Most people wonder, “Can I tell my lawyer the truth?” Here’s what you need to know. Can…

If you’re arrested for picking up a prostitute in Chicago, you could be in serious trouble – and the first thing you should do is talk to an attorney. Here’s what you need to know. What to Do if You’re Arrested for Picking Up a Prostitute in Chicago The official crime of picking up a…

If the police arrest you, take you to jail, and let you bond yourself out by paying money, you have to go back to court on your appointed court date. But what happens if you don’t? Here’s what you need to know. What if You Miss a Court Date? The criminal justice system in Illinois…

You may have heard people say “assault and battery” as if referring to one crime – but under Illinois law, assault and battery are two different things. Both are crimes, and both can result in time behind bars, but you can commit one without the other. Here’s what you need to know. Assault and Battery:…

If you’re like many people, you’ve found yourself in a sticky situation – you’ve gotten into some trouble with the law. It’s hard, but don’t let your worries take control. Instead, get in touch with a criminal defense attorney for a free case review. You can explain your situation, ask all kinds of questions, and…

If you’re like many people facing Class 2 felony charges, you’re probably wondering about what kind of sentence a judge could pass down in your case. Here’s what you need to know. What is the Sentence for a Class 2 Felony in Illinois? In Illinois, a Class 2 felony is punishable by 3 to 7…

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