If you’re arrested in Rolling Meadows, Skokie, Chicago or any other community in Illinois, these are five things you shouldn’t do – they put you at serious risk. 5 Things NOT to Do if You’re Arrested in Rolling Meadows The bottom line is that police arrest dozens of people every day – and many of…

If you’re like most people, you’re not sure what happens if someone files a false police report – is it a crime, and if it is, can you go to jail for it? Here’s what you need to know. What Happens if You File a False Police Report? You can get in trouble for filing…

When you’re arrested in Illinois, you can either stay in jail until you go to trial or you can ask to be released on bail. However, there’s no guarantee that a judge will let you out on bail. What is Bail? Our bail system allows people who aren’t considered at-risk of failing to show up…

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed legislation April 1 that allows young offenders – those under the age of 21 – the ability to petition the Illinois Prisoner Review Board for discretionary parole. “This historic legislation will create a long-awaited and vital new parole system for youth facing long sentences,” said Pritzker. “We’re taking an important…

Attorney Matt Fakhoury, criminal defense attorney and former Cook County prosecutor, discusses the Jussie Smollett case with CNN’s Brooke Baldwin on March 28, 2019.

Sex crimes are among the most serious crimes charged in Chicago and the suburbs – many of them are felonies, and nearly all of them require you to register as a sex offender if you’re convicted. But what should you do if you’re accused of a sex crime in Chicago, Skokie or Rolling Meadows? Find…

If you’re like many people, you’ve heard the term assault and battery – but what are these crimes, and what happens if you’re convicted of them? What is Assault and Battery? A lot of TV shows treat the two terms – assault and battery – like the same thing. In fact, you might even hear…

Being arrested is a scary experience. It’s hectic, police are ordering you to do things, and you may not even understand exactly what’s happening. On top of that, you’re worried about what’s going to happen next – not just to you, but to your family. Fortunately, there are three things you can do for damage…

Criminal damage to property is a serious crime in Illinois – and it’s one that can put you behind bars. But what is criminal damage to property, and what kind of penalties does it carry? First things first: You need to talk to a criminal damage to property attorney if you’re not sure what to do….

How strict are Chicago’s gun laws? Perhaps more importantly, what will happen to you if you’re convicted of breaking them? Here’s a quick guide to what you need to know if you’re accused of a gun crime in Chicago, Rolling Meadows, Skokie or elsewhere in Illinois. How Strict Are Chicago’s Gun Laws? It turns out…

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