“Should I reopen my business while the stay-at-home order is still in effect in Illinois?” Many people are asking that question – especially after seeing our neighboring states reopen local businesses. But if you’re in Illinois, it’s a hard no. That’s because if you reopen your business despite Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s stay-at-home order, you’re facing…

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…

Some people make the mistake of thinking that misdemeanor crimes don’t have serious—and long-lasting—consequences, but that’s simply not true. In fact, misdemeanors can carry extremely serious penalties; they also stay on your criminal record permanently unless you were tried, convicted, and sentenced as a juvenile or you petitioned the court to have them expunged. What to Do…

If you’re like many people with a recent arrest, you’re wondering about Class A misdemeanors in Chicago, Skokie, and Rolling Meadows… and how being convicted of one could change your life. Penalties for Class A Misdemeanors If the court convicts you of this type of misdemeanor—and for the record, this type of misdemeanor is one step below…