If you are arrested for driving under the influence, is it possible to plead not guilty? What if you’ve taken a field sobriety test, or a breath or blood test? This guide explains your options. Can You Plead Not Guilty to a DUI? It is possible to plead not guilty to a DUI. In fact,…

If you have a commercial driver’s license, what happens if you get a DUI in the state of Illinois? This guide explains. Do You Lose Your CDL for DUI in Illinois? You can lose your commercial driver’s license, or CDL, if the state of Illinois convicts you of driving under the influence. That’s true whether…

If you’re like many people facing criminal charges, you’re wondering whether you can be fired over a criminal conviction. This guide explains. Can Your Employer Fire You Over a Criminal Conviction? In some cases, it is possible for your employer to fire you over a criminal conviction. For example, if you are convicted of a…

If you’ve watched any crime drama series on TV, you’ve heard all about entrapment – but what is it, really, and could it be a valid defense in your case? Here’s the real truth about entrapment, despite what you’ve seen on-screen. The Real Truth About Entrapment Entrapment is known as an affirmative defense. In an…

If you’re a non-resident of the state of Illinois, you must comply with local and state laws when it comes to bringing a gun into the state. Here’s what you need to know. Can You Bring a Gun to Illinois? Assuming you’re legally allowed to own a firearm and to carry that firearm, you are…

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 it’s against the law to steal something from a store in Cook County (or anywhere else in Illinois) – but you may not know that in our state, it’s a specific crime called retail theft.  So what is retail theft, and what happens if you’re convicted of…

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…

When you’re in police custody, which means you’ve been arrested and you cannot leave, you have rights – but what are they, and what can you do? Here’s what you need to know, before and after you call a Chicago criminal defense lawyer. What Are Your Rights in Police Custody? When the police arrest you,…

If you’re like most people, you know that confessing to a crime can be devastating – the state of Illinois will lock you up and throw away the key. But what about when it comes to your attorney? Most people wonder, “Can I tell my lawyer the truth?” Here’s what you need to know. Can…

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