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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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How Aggravating Factors Can Affect Your IL Sentence

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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