Attorney Matthew Fakhoury and Attorney Colleen LeFevour spoke to the Chicago Tribune last week about the backlog of cases at the Leighton Criminal Court that’s holding up some expungement and sealing petitioners. Attorney Fakhoury told the paper, “We’ve seen a breakdown in this process at almost every step,” noting that people whose cases are delayed…

If you’re like many people, you’ve been in a fight or two over your lifetime – but when you get into a fight and someone calls the police, you could find yourself facing battery charges and jail time. But do you really need a battery lawyer in Chicago after you get into a fight? This…

Disorderly conduct in Illinois is a serious crime, and it’s one that can have serious consequences. The catch is that disorderly conduct is a catch-all term; the legal system in our state uses it to encompass many offenses that “disturb the peace.” Here’s what you need to know. Disorderly Conduct in Illinois Disorderly conduct is…

  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…

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