In the state of Illinois, it’s possible to go to jail for writing a bad check. The crime of doing so falls under “financial institution fraud,” and it’s punishable by time in jail or in prison. Here’s what you need to know. Related: Differences between misdemeanors and felonies in Illinois Can You Go to Jail…

If you’re convicted of theft of motor fuel, you could end up serving time behind bars – but how much time depends on how much gas you’re convicted of stealing. You may need to hire a Chicago criminal defense lawyer to help preserve your rights. This guide explains.  Theft of motor fuel occurs when you…

If you’re caught with mushrooms or other psychedelic drugs, you can get into serious trouble in Illinois – these drugs are illegal, and you could end up spending time in jail for having them. Here’s what you need to know.  What You Need to Know About Psychedelic Drug Charges in Illinois It’s pretty common for…

      If you’re like many people, you know that the Illinois State Police will be setting up DUI checkpoints around 4th of July to catch intoxicated drivers – but what can you do if you get a DUI? Will you go to jail, will it stay on your criminal record forever, and how…

Home invasion is a criminal offense – and it’s one that could put you behind bars. Unlike many other states, Illinois considers unlawfully entering someone’s property different crime than burglary or residential burglary. Here’s what you need to know. Home Invasion: Everything You Need to Know if You’re Charged in Illinois Home invasion, under Illinois…

If you’re like many people who have been caught with – or accused of having – drugs in your possession, you’re probably wondering if drug possession is a felony in Illinois.  In some cases, it is. Here’s what you need to know (and what you can do if you’re in a situation like this). In…

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…

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…

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’ve been accused of a crime, you may need a felony defense attorney in Chicago, Skokie or Rolling Meadows. For most people, that’s the smartest course of action. Working with an attorney can help ensure that you get the best possible outcome – and it’s a way to ensure someone is always there to…