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Archives for: April 29th, 2013

Police Investigation Yields Residential Burglary Arrests

A recent investigation by Chicago police has resulted in the arrest of several individuals on charges of residential burglary. The felony charge is serious and can carry with it severe penalties upon conviction. That is why retaining a reputable criminal defense lawyer is an absolute must for anyone who has been charged with residential burglary. If you have been arrested for such a charge, a Chicago residential burglary lawyer with experience can mean the difference between your continued freedom and [...]

Disorderly Conduct Can Be a Serious Charge

Chicago residents may think that disorderly conduct is not that serious a criminal charge, but depending on the circumstances, it can have incredibly serious penalties. If you are facing such a charge, you need strong, aggressive help from a criminal defense attorney who will work to uphold your rights and keep consequences to a minimum. Because a disorderly conduct charge can often be added on to other charges, having a knowledgeable attorney is essential to sorting through all of the [...]

Masseuse Accused of Criminal Sexual Assault

However residents or law enforcement in the Chicago area refer to it, rape or criminal sexual assault is a serious crime that results in serious consequences if convicted. That having been said, it is important to remember that not everyone accused of criminal sexual assault is actually guilty. That’s why anyone who has been accused of or arrested for criminal sexual assault in Chicago should consult with a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible so that a sound defense [...]

Tables Turned When Veteran Chicago Cop Is Charged with Theft

The scenario is fairly standard: The police apprehend a suspect, the suspect is charged with theft, and the suspect then hires an attorney before appearing in a Chicago court. However, in a recent case, the script seemed to have been rewritten and a veteran of the Chicago police force was put on leave after being arrested for misdemeanor theft. The charge arose after the woman was accused of stealing just over $200 in vitamins from a local grocery store.

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Touch Screen Tablets and Gym Shoes Allegedly Shoplifted

A 28-year-old was recently charged with retail theft after two touch screen tablets and gym shoes were found in his car. According to police, all of the merchandise was returned to the stores from which they were allegedly stolen. If you have been arrested for retail theft in Chicago, a criminal defense attorney should be contacted immediately so that you can have the optimal opportunity to obtain a favorable outcome in your case.

 

Although shoplifting is normally a [...]

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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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