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Serious Crimes Have Serious Consequences, So You Need a Serious Defense

If you are facing felony charges in Chicago, the penalties you will face if convicted are severe. Inevitably, it will involve incarceration, often for many years—possibly for life. If you are released from prison, probation will be involved, and your entire future will be damaged. You will face scrutiny at every turn and will have trouble getting employment, housing, or loans. This is why it is so important to have a skillful and aggressive Chicago criminal lawyer at your side [...]

“Repeaters” Need Strong Representation

If you are facing charges in Chicago and you have a previous criminal history, only a tough, smart, and aggressive Chicago criminal attorney can obtain the best possible outcome in your case. Despite the familiar refrain that anyone accused of a crime is to be presumed innocent until proven guilty, if you have a previous history of arrests, the implicit presumption made by law enforcement, prosecutors, judges, and juries will likely be that you are guilty again.

 

The judicial [...]

When Chicago Police “Crack Down” on DUIs

As happens with many police forces, area police recently vowed to increase their vigilance when it comes to drunk driving. Consequently, one recent weekend saw multiple DUI arrests in the area because the fact is, when law enforcement promises to “crack down” on a particular criminal activity, arrests increase. However, an increase in arrests doesn’t necessarily mean that everything is in place to see an increase in convictions, especially when the one charged has a good defense lawyer from the [...]

A New Breed of Drug Crimes

In the war on drugs, law enforcement officials have a new enemy to target: synthetic drugs. Synthetic drugs, also known as K2 or bath salts have come under increased scrutiny in the area, and law enforcement has indicated their intent to get such drugs off the streets by whatever legal means are available. As a result of this concentrated effort, many area residents will find themselves in need of a criminal defense attorney. For example, two Chicago area convenience store [...]

Anyone Facing Criminal Charges in Cook County Has a Right to a Lawyer

Residents of Cook County are well aware of the fact that we have what some would consider a tarnished reputation. Whether it is the notoriety of the criminal activity that occurs in Chicago, allegations of misconduct or corruption in various levels of government, or the mob connections that are dramatized in movies and on TV, many outsiders assume that almost everyone in the area has had to retain the services of a Cook County criminal lawyer at one time or [...]

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IL Felony Charges for Stealing Toiletries? Here’s How It Can Happen

Felonies | Shoplifting / Retail Theft | Theft

Some people assume that shoplifting is a minor crime. However, in Illinois, it’s anything but. Illinois has some of the harshest shoplifting laws on record. It’s all too easy for a momentary lapse of judgment to lead to serious felony charges.

That’s just what happened to one Illinois man recently. He is now facing five felony charges for allegedly stealing a few bottles of body wash, nails, lotion, and hand sanitizer from a Walgreens.

While he has a previous shoplifting [...]

Indecent Proposals: IL Man Allegedly Exposes Himself Looking for Sex

Indecent EXposure

It may seem like a harmless thing to relieve yourself in public if no restroom is available or it might seem exciting to get intimate with a partner in public, but both of these things can result in criminal charges in Illinois – criminal charges that have some serious penalties.

In August 2020, a man on Chicago’s Near North Side was reported to police for approaching people and exposing himself, telling them that he was looking for a woman to [...]

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