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…

If you’re like many people, you know that being pulled over can be a scary experience – and it’s worse if you’ve been drinking. Even if you’ve only had one drink and you’re certainly under the legal limit for the state of Illinois, being pulled over after leaving a restaurant, a bar or a friend’s…

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…

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