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Do You Qualify for a Cook County Felony Diversion Program?
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Do You Qualify for a Cook County Felony Diversion Program?

Facing a Cook County felony charge? You may be eligible for several different rehabilitation programs that spare you the consequences associated with these types of charges.

Below, we’re going to go into detail on two different programs that may be available to you. See if either of them apply to your situation. If you’re still unsure after reading or you simply want to learn more, feel free to reach out to our office.

 

Deferred Prosecution Program

 

In 2011, … Read More

Should You Take a Plea Bargain for Your Illinois Drug Charge?
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Should You Take a Plea Bargain for Your Illinois Drug Charge?

When someone is charged with a crime on television or in movies, the defendant typically ends up going to trial and a jury either finds them guilty or not guilty. However, while that does happen in the real criminal justice system, most defendants don’t ever actually end up in a dramatic courtroom trial.

 

According to a 2012 New York Times article, “97 percent of federal cases and 94 percent of state cases end in plea bargains.” Said another way, … Read More

What You Need to Know about Illinois Looting Laws
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What You Need to Know about Illinois Looting Laws

The recent natural disasters in Texas and Florida have high costs attached to them. One of the highest costs is due to looting.

 

When Hurricane Harvey passed over Texas, looters allegedly broke into vacated homes and businesses to pilfer valuables. Fourteen individuals were charged with looting in the Houston area only days after the hurricane hit land. They will face additional charges for crimes committed during a crisis, according to a statement by the Harris County District Attorney.

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School Fights in Illinois Can Lead to Assault and Battery Charges
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School Fights in Illinois Can Lead to Assault and Battery Charges

Students are back in school in Illinois, and along with homework and extracurricular activities, you might also need to think about school-related assaults.

 

Two incidents from the previous school year stand out as warnings to both parents and students in the Chicago area.

 

Teens Arrested for Fighting in Chicago

 

Last May, a fellow student stabbed Destinee Garza with a pair of scissors during a fight at Oak Lawn Community High School, and she suffered laceration injuries to … Read More

Charged with Resisting Arrest in Chicago? How to Fight Back
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Charged with Resisting Arrest in Chicago? How to Fight Back

If a police officer is trying to perform their job and you resist or delay their progress, you can be charged with resisting arrest. Below you will find the legal definition of resisting arrest in Illinois, along with some defenses that may work for you.

 

What “Resisting Arrest” Means in Illinois

 

When a police officer is trying to handcuff or arrest you and take you to jail, and you act with intent to prevent them from doing so, … Read More