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When Arrest Stats Go Up, So Does the Need for Criminal Defense

In a vicious circle of responding to statistics, the mayor of Chicago has recently responded to statistics noting the high level of violence in the city with an increased police presence in areas where there tends to be more trouble. This increased patrol has led to an increase in arrests for violent crimes, which means that the statistics related to the number of violent crimes in the city will likewise increase. As this statistical cat-and-mouse charade plays out, there is [...]

“If You Do Not Have or Cannot Afford an Attorney …”

Whether from watching television and movies, taking a basic class in U. S. Government, or from actual run-ins with the law, everyone is aware that law enforcement officers must inform a suspect of their rights, including the right to a lawyer. So, if you have been arrested in Chicago and face criminal charges, wouldn’t it be easier and cheaper to simply use the defense attorney that can be supplied by the courts?

 

The reality is that although there are [...]

Fraud May Sound like a Soft Crime, but Penalties Can Be Harsh

There are numerous types of fraud charges, but as a whole, they frequently fall under the heading of white collar crime in that they typically involve criminal activity related to money. Victims of this kind of fraud typically incur losses that represent total financial devastation, and as such, prosecutors are aggressive when seeking recourse against perpetrators of fraud. If you’ve been accused of fraud, have close associations with someone who is accused of or being investigated for fraud, or are [...]

Domestic Violence: Victims Can Refuse to Cooperate, but the Prosecution Calls the Shots

If the police are summoned to the scene of reported domestic violence, you can just about bet your last ten bucks that someone will be going to jail. In the case of wrestling legend Scott Hall, police arrested him Friday despite Hall’s insistence that he had never been violent with girlfriend Lisa Howell. Though Ms. Hall initially reported that Hall grabbed her by the throat and tried to pull her out of her car, she later claimed that there was [...]

Caught in the Act? Shoplifting Charges Require Vigorous Defense

Shoplifting. Sometimes it’s an innocent oversight that spiraled out of control, and sometimes, well, you did it. What next? Even though shoplifting is usually a misdemeanor, you can still face jail time, still have to pay a hefty fine, and still have a theft charge on your record to contend with for the rest of your life. So even though shoplifting is often considered a petty crime, it’s something you’ll want to take care of swiftly and thoroughly.

 

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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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