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CLIENT WAS CHARGED WITH: Felony Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon

She got into a heated argument with her boyfriend. She is alleged to have taken the boyfriend’s gun and ran out of the house. The boyfriend called the police and told them that she had his gun and was not licensed to carry or possess a gun. The police quickly spotted the client walking down the sidewalk with a duffle bag. She allowed the police to search where they found the handgun.  She faced a felony conviction and up to 3 years in prison. Mr. Weisberg met with the prosecutor on two occasions and convinced her to drop the felony gun charge. In the end, the client accepted an offer to pled guilty to a misdemeanor charge of reckless conduct. The client served no jail time and will be eligible to have this case sealed.

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FAQs about Probation in Illinois That You Need to Know

Probation Violations

Probation is preferable to imprisonment, but if you’re sentenced to probation, you’re still very much under the justice system’s thumb.

This means that it’s very important to understand the basics of probation, and the terms of your specific probation program to avoid a probation violation.

We’ve put together a short FAQ list covering the basics of Illinois probation, common terms you’re likely to face, and what to do if you’re accused of a probation violation.

Are Illinois Probation and Parole [...]

‘Tis the Season for IL Law Enforcement to Crack Down on Identity Theft

Cyber Crimes | Identity Theft

The Christmas season is nearly upon us again. It’s that time of year to prepare for presents, family dinners, and…you guessed it — identity theft.

As the sheer volume of online holiday purchases continues to soar, it only makes sense that the holiday season doesn’t just mean an increase in retail theft anymore, but in identity theft as well.

In turn, Illinois law enforcement is on high alert for acts of identity theft from now through the end of the [...]

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