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CLIENT CHARGED WITH: Felony Retail Theft

Client is a medical student with a history of retail theft arrests. Mr. Weisberg represented Client in several misdemeanor retail theft cases and was able to get them all dismissed. The client was then arrested on a felony retail theft. Mr. Weisberg got the client into a pretrial diversion program so that the case could be dismissed and the record expunged. Client violated the terms of the diversion program after being arrested on another retail theft case outside of Cook County. Mr. Weisberg was able to convince the Judge not to take the client into custody and instead to give her counseling on the outside. Mr. Weisberg was able to convince the prosecutor and judge to allow the client to take part in the mental health court where she did not have to plead guilty. Instead, she is taking part in outpatient counseling and is doing very well. She is scheduled to have her case dismissed based on her compliance with the counseling. She is on pace to finish with the case being dismissed and the records expunged.

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Aggravating Factors

Sometimes after a crime takes place, the perpetrator finds themselves in more serious trouble than they initially expected. Some charges contain what we call aggravating factors – and these factors can significantly worsen the penalties for a crime.

Recently, a man on a Chicago train in the Cermak Road area was stabbed in the face. Police don’t know what motivated the attack yet, but any discovered motivations could be considered aggravating factors in the crime. These could increase the sentencing [...]

IL Domestic Violence Prosecutions Down, But You Can Still Be Charged

Domestic Assault | Domestic Battery | Domestic Violence

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every single aspect of our lives, including how we get along with people in our own household.

According to the Illinois Domestic Violence Hotline, tensions between people quarantined together at home have resulted in more calls to the hotline in 2020. In fact, they report a 16 percent increase in the overall calls compared to the same time in the previous year.

Yet even as calls for help from domestic violence situations skyrocketed, the number [...]

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