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Archives for: March 26th, 2013

If Ever You Needed the Help of an Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney, It Is Now

When someone is arrested, there are inevitably those who will immediately think that the person is guilty, but almost always, there is also a group that will begin to talk about “innocent until proven guilty,” or “not casting stones,” or looking for the mitigating circumstances that would help to explain why the person couldn’t be so bad as the charges make it seem. However, in the case of someone who is charged with the predatory criminal sexual assault of a [...]

Despite City’s Ticket Ordinance, Chicago Still Tough on Drug Charges

Although possession of a small amount of marijuana will no longer result in a criminal charge, this is not to say that anyone who is facing a drug charge is off the hook. If you have been charged with any crime related to drugs, you will still want to retain the services of a quality defense lawyer in the city of Chicago. Now that the city’s ticketing ordinance has been in effect for some time, it is clear that it [...]

Were You Charged with Other Offenses in Addition to Criminal Trespass

If you have been charged with criminal trespass in Chicago, one of the first things that your defense attorney will want to know when you meet for an initial consultation is if you were charged with other criminal activity or if there is a chance that you could be. Although criminal trespass is normally considered a misdemeanor, the class of misdemeanor can be affected by whether or not any other crimes were committed in conjunction with the trespassing. A criminal [...]

Charged with DUI? A Criminal Lawyer May Be Able to Help

A 45-year-old male is facing a litany of criminal charges following a routine traffic stop. Officers initially stopped the driver for failure to dim his headlights, but by the time it was all said and done, he was charged with improper lane use, speeding, driving without a valid license, DUI, and the illegal transportation of alcohol … in addition to failure to dim headlights. If ever the need for a criminal lawyer in Chicago could be illustrated, this instance does [...]

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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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