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…

You have the right to peaceably assemble – the First Amendment to the United States Constitution says so. But when can police arrest you for protesting in Chicago? Here’s what you need to know. When Can Police Arrest You for Protesting in Chicago? Your right to protest is outlined in the Constitution – it’s in…

If you’re like most people, you’ve seen the protests – and the resulting arrests – that are sweeping across the nation. But what happens if you protest in Illinois? Do protesters have rights? Here’s what you need to know about protesters’ rights in Illinois. Protesters’ Rights in Illinois Under the First Amendment to the Constitution,…

The most serious crimes are felonies – but what is the worst felony you can get in Illinois? Here’s what you need to know. What is the Worst Felony You Can Get in Illinois? In Illinois, felonies are categorized by number (except Class X felonies). Here’s a quick run-down of how the state classifies these…

If you’re like many people, you’re not sure what your rights are when you’re stopped by the police and arrested – so this guide, What Rights Do You Have With the Police, explains. What Rights Do You Have With the Police? When police interact with you, you have the right to: Due process Be free…

If you’ve been accused of committing a crime, you have rights – but what are they, and do they depend on your situation? Here’s what you need to know. What Are Your Rights if You’re Accused of a Crime? Regardless of your citizenship or immigration status, criminal history or anything else, you have rights if…

What is considered a violent crime in Illinois? If you’re like most people, you know that the penalties for being convicted of a violent crime are usually tougher than they are for non-violent crimes, but what makes a crime “violent,” and what kinds of sentencing could you face if you’re convicted? Here’s what you need…

The city of Chicago’s police force has created a new website that features videos and photos of looting from all around the city, and they’re asking for the public’s help in identifying the people depicted. The police have made more than a hundred arrests related to the looting, which occurred during the second week of…

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…

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