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…

If you’re like many people, you know that crimes are categorized between felonies and misdemeanors in Illinois – but what is a Class A misdemeanor, and what are the possible penalties if you’re convicted of one? First things first: If you’re accused of a Class A misdemeanor, you probably need to talk to a Chicago…

  If you’re like many people in Chicago, you’ve violated the conditions of your bond – and you could be in serious trouble. But do you need a bail bond violation lawyer? Do You Need a Bail Bond Violation Lawyer? Violating the conditions of your bond can result in serious trouble, including jail time. For…

  If you’re like many people, you don’t know a lot about how criminal law deals with juveniles in Illinois – and when your kid gets into trouble, you need answers fast. In most cases, the best idea is to get in touch with a juvenile criminal defense attorney for immediate help. Common Questions About…

In the state of Illinois, juveniles can be accused of crimes just like adults can – and minors can benefit from working with a juvenile crime lawyer in Chicago who’s looking out for their best interests. What Happens if a Juvenile Violates a Criminal Law in Illinois? Because the laws are generally written – they…

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