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Archives for: September 30th, 2019

CLIENT WAS CHARGED WITH: Battery Involving Offensive Touching.

Client recently moved to the United States from a European country. He had a great job and was married. He and his wife learned that they were expecting their first child. Client and his good friend went out to celebrate. The client was extremely intoxicated and when he was leaving the bar, it is alleged that he grabbed a young woman’s buttocks without her consent. He was immediately arrested when the young lady called the police who happened to be [...]

CLIENT CHARGED WITH: Criminal Trespass, Assault & Battery

Client lived in an apartment building with a neighbor who was constantly causing trouble for others in the building. The client was upset because the neighbor was constantly smoking marijuana in his bedroom and the smell would move into the bedroom of the client’s newborn baby. Client repeatedly asked the neighbor to smoke outside, on his balcony or in another room so that the baby would not be forced to ingest the cannabis smoke. When the behavior continued, Client allegedly [...]

CLIENT CHARGED WITH: Battery

The client was a young man with a clean record and a bright future. Any force against a police officer is treated very seriously by prosecutors and judges.  Mr. Weisberg had the client write an apology letter to the officer. In court, Mr. Weisberg presented the letter to the prosecutor and the charges were dismissed.

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CLIENT CHARGED WITH:

The client was actually a successful business man and could not have anything on his record. Mr. Weisberg was able to get the case dismissed and the client is eligible to have his record expunged.

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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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