You may need to call a violent crime defense lawyer in Chicago if you’re accused of certain offenses – but what counts as a violent crime under Illinois law? List of Violent Crimes in Chicago Many crimes in Illinois are considered violent. If you’re accused of one of them, working with a violent crime defense…

If you’re like many people accused of retail theft under $150, you have a lot of questions – and one of them is probably about whether you’re going to go to jail. Here’s what you need to know. Illinois Retail Theft Under $150: Will You Go to Jail? In Illinois, if you’re charged with retail…

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…

On January 1, 2020, the state of Illinois passed a law that upped the fine for drivers passing stopped school buses – and it comes with big consequences. Here’s what you need to know. Is it Illegal to Pass a School Bus in Illinois? In Illinois, it is illegal to pass a stopped school bus…

If police pull you over while you’re driving (or while you’re a passenger in a car), you have certain rights guaranteed to you under the U.S. Constitution. You have these rights whether or not you’re a U.S. citizen, so even if you’re in the United States without documentation, you can exercise them. Here’s what you…

When you get caught driving on a suspended license – or a revoked license – you’ll lose your driving privileges for even longer. You could even end up going to jail and paying hefty fines. But you may be able to get a hardship license. Here’s how. How Do I Get a Hardship License in…

If you’re like many people charged with disorderly conduct, you’re wondering what kinds of penalties you might be facing if you’re convicted. Before you get too far ahead of yourself, you might want to think about contacting a Chicago disorderly conduct attorney who can help. With that in mind, disorderly conduct in Illinois punishments can…

Shoplifting seems like such a minor offense, right? However, it’s a crime in Illinois – just like it is elsewhere in the U.S. But what is the penalty for shoplifting in Illinois? Will you go to prison? Here’s what you need to know. Related: Reading Into ILCS: Retail Theft What is the Penalty for Shoplifting…

Robbery charges tend to increase in Chicago and the surrounding communities around the holidays. There are several reasons this happens – but one thing’s for sure: If you pick up robbery charges during the holidays, you may need to talk to a robbery defense attorney in Chicago. Robbery Charges During the Holidays Robbery is a…

If you’re like many people, you’ve heard of bail bonds – but you may not know the scoop on how they work. Illinois is different from some neighboring states, so check out this bail bond FAQ for Illinois. If you don’t see your question answered here, please call us at 847-920-4540 – we’ll be happy…

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