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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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Men Aren’t Always the Aggressors in Illinois Domestic Violence Cases

Domestic Assault | Domestic Battery | Domestic Violence

Domestic violence cases are increasing nationwide and are being highlighted in the media as a major problem in society today. In turn, domestic violence has received broader attention from lawmakers — and rightfully so.

There is a hidden epidemic, though: men can also be domestic violence victims.

In fact, the subject of domestic violence against men is recognized so little that many male victims of domestic violence don’t even recognize they are being abused.

Because of these societal norms, in [...]

Ways to Defend against an Illinois Shoplifting Charge

Shoplifting / Retail Theft

Shoplifting is common; so much so that many people see it as being no big deal. However, shoplifting is in fact a criminal offense taken very seriously by retailers and the state of Illinois.

Were you aware that shoplifting as little as $300 in merchandise is an automatic felony punishable by 2-5 years in prison? That’s an easy sum to reach these days — a couple of shirts and a nice bag, really.

Additionally, regardless of the value of items [...]

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