If you are facing felony charges in Chicago, the penalties you will face if convicted are severe. Inevitably, it will involve incarceration, often for many years—possibly for life. If you are released from prison, probation will be involved, and your entire future will be damaged. You will face scrutiny at every turn and will have trouble getting employment, housing, or loans. This is why it is so important to have a skillful and aggressive Chicago criminal lawyer at your side [...]
If you are facing charges in Chicago and you have a previous criminal history, only a tough, smart, and aggressive Chicago criminal attorney can obtain the best possible outcome in your case. Despite the familiar refrain that anyone accused of a crime is to be presumed innocent until proven guilty, if you have a previous history of arrests, the implicit presumption made by law enforcement, prosecutors, judges, and juries will likely be that you are guilty again.
January 26, 2020 Expungement / Sealing Records | Juvenile Crimes
Everyone makes mistakes as a teenager. Unfortunately, some of life’s lessons can follow us into adulthood. Criminal charges from your youth may continue to affect you as an adult and you may not even know it.
For this reason, Illinois legislators offer former offenders the chance for a “do-over” through expungement and record sealing.
These laws are especially lenient if you committed crimes before you turned 18. Today’s post covers some of the most common questions we answer about the [...]
Everyone dreads tax time. Even if you’re owed a nice rebate, the hassle of preparing your income tax returns is a headache, and most of us put it off until the last minute. However, if you’re not careful when preparing your tax returns, you could face something far more serious than missing a portion of your refund: income tax fraud charges. Individual slip-ups typically fall into the category of negligence rather than fraud, but even seemingly harmless white lies can [...]