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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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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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