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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 [...]

Police Searching for Perpetrator of Sex Crimes

Recently, a 56-year-old woman was sexually assaulted in her South Loop garage by a man wielding a gun. Chicago police are now searching for the offender. Clearly, apprehending any perpetrator guilty of sexual assault should be a high priority for law enforcement officials. However, sometimes the description of the suspect that gets broadcast to police and the general public is so general that it could fit just about anyone. The result can be an erroneous charge of sexual assault. If [...]

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Cook County Considers Clearing Some Drug Records, Not All

Drug Crimes

Traditionally, drug cases seemed very open and shut. If someone is found with a large manufacturing and delivery operation in Illinois for illegal drugs, then they face some serious legal consequences. Some aspects of drug crimes, however, may be changing.

The State Attorney of Cook County, Kim Foxx, wants to expunge certain crimes from people’s records. Convictions for marijuana are at the top of her list, but so are some crimes involving heroin and cocaine.

Foxx has a vision of [...]

Criminal Sexual Abuse vs. Sexual Assault in Illinois

Sex Crimes | Sexual Abuse | Sexual Assault

If you’re ever accused of a sex crime, then it can have a big impact on your life. Even if you’re never convicted, a charge can go on your criminal record and make things difficult for you in the future since it’s public information.

A conviction for a sex crime can also bring about a lot of consequences such as a prison sentence, fines, and registering as a sex offender in Illinois.

There are two sex crimes that are more [...]

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