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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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Do You Have to Steal Something to Be Charged with Illinois Burglary?

Burglary

Burglary is an oft-misunderstood crime.

Take the case of two 14-year-old boys in McHenry, Illinois. The juvenile suspects were arrested for the destruction of the former Just For Fun Roller Rink. The business had closed permanently in late 2020, and the boys started a fire in the empty rink. The flames quickly got out of hand.

One juvenile was charged with arson, burglary, and criminal damage to property, all felonies of varying classes. The other was charged with criminal trespass, [...]

Illinois Drug Charges? Learn about Concurrent vs. Consecutive Sentences

Drug Crimes

If you’re facing drug charges in Illinois, you may have a lot of questions. One of those might be the penalties you will face if you are found guilty—or choose to plead guilty.

In the state of Illinois, anyone pleading guilty or convicted of a crime in court is subject to the sentence for that particular crime.

For drug trafficking crimes, there’s much to understand about the structure of sentencing and how that can impact the amount of time you [...]

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