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Month: October 2016


How “Burglary Tools” Can Lead to Additional Charges
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How “Burglary Tools” Can Lead to Additional Charges

If you are arrested for burglary, the police will most likely go through the possessions you have on hand or in your vehicle to return any items that you stole. During this search, law enforcement may also find reasons to charge you with additional crimes.

 

How so?

 

Burglary is a class 2 felony in Illinois. But possession of burglary tools is a completely separate charge – a class 4 felony.

 

In other words, if the police arrest … Read More

Cubs Fan? Donate to Anti-Domestic Violence Charities through Us
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Cubs Fan? Donate to Anti-Domestic Violence Charities through Us

As baseball season is winding down (and the playoffs are heating up), I’d like to reflect on some great efforts made by fans of the Chicago Cubs in response to a rather uncomfortable trade. I’m talking, of course, about Aroldis Chapman.

 

It wasn’t easy for fans at first when we heard about Aroldis Chapman coming to the Cubs. In July, the Cubs acquired the pitcher from the New York Yankees in exchange for Gleyber Torres, Adam Warren, and minor … Read More

Drug Crime Charge? Police Can Take Your Family’s Possessions
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Drug Crime Charge? Police Can Take Your Family’s Possessions

When you are charged with a drug crime, it may seem like the prosecutors will stop at nothing to convict you and make sure you receive a harsh sentence – even if you are charged with minor or non-violent drug crimes.

 

Most of the time, prosecutors and law enforcement officers use completely legal tactics. On rare occasions, they don’t.

 

And then there are those tactics that straddle the line. One of the most controversial is forfeiture.

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6 White Collar Crimes and Their Penalties in Illinois
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6 White Collar Crimes and Their Penalties in Illinois

While they usually do not involve violence or serious bodily injury, white collar crimes are taken very seriously in Illinois and will often result in felony charges for the alleged offender.

 

Below we have briefly defined a few common white collar crimes that we see in Illinois, and the charges you may face for committing them. For more information on the penalties for different levels of felony charges, click here.

 

Theft: Any act of obtaining goods or services … Read More