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Archives for: August 20th, 2012

Variations in Local Ordinances Can Often Entail the Need for a Drug Lawyer

Because Chicago and its various suburbs have varying ordinances and procedures regarding different drug violations, especially when it concerns marijuana, anyone charged with such an offense should consult with an experienced Chicago drug lawyer as soon as possible to determine whether or not the charge can be reduced, penalties lessened, or if the whole ordeal can be dropped altogether.

 

The Chicago area is not alone in this regard. Several cities and their surrounding suburbs have differing ordinances and laws [...]

Arrests for Drug Crimes Will Continue As Chicago Police Target Areas of the City

The Chicago Police Department is renewing its efforts to target drug operations across the city. As a result, arrests will continue to go up for crimes ranging from trafficking charges to weapons violations to gang-related offenses. As the narcotics division continues to target and then investigate various areas in the city, those arrested will want to enlist the assistance of an aggressive and experienced Chicago drug crimes attorney.

 

Such an approach also means a risk that individuals who [...]

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How Aggravating Factors Can Affect Your IL Sentence

Aggravating Factors

Sometimes after a crime takes place, the perpetrator finds themselves in more serious trouble than they initially expected. Some charges contain what we call aggravating factors – and these factors can significantly worsen the penalties for a crime.

Recently, a man on a Chicago train in the Cermak Road area was stabbed in the face. Police don’t know what motivated the attack yet, but any discovered motivations could be considered aggravating factors in the crime. These could increase the sentencing [...]

IL Domestic Violence Prosecutions Down, But You Can Still Be Charged

Domestic Assault | Domestic Battery | Domestic Violence

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every single aspect of our lives, including how we get along with people in our own household.

According to the Illinois Domestic Violence Hotline, tensions between people quarantined together at home have resulted in more calls to the hotline in 2020. In fact, they report a 16 percent increase in the overall calls compared to the same time in the previous year.

Yet even as calls for help from domestic violence situations skyrocketed, the number [...]

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