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Archives for: September 30th, 2019

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 [...]

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After getting into a heated argument with his girlfriend in a hallway in the hotel, the client was told he must leave and not return. The client allegedly returned a short time later and was arrested. Making the situation more complicated was the fact that the client lived out of state and was only here for the weekend. Mr. Weisberg was able to arrange for a pretrial diversion program where the client could complete his requirements in his home state. [...]

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Is Marijuana Legal Yet in Illinois? What Does the Law Say?

Drug Crimes | Drug Possession | Marijuana

The use of marijuana has been a controversial topic for decades.

Many have argued that the use of marijuana is a relatively harmless act and that criminalizing it is a waste of law-enforcement resources. On the other hand, even a small possession charge held severe consequences in most states. That is, until relatively recently.

Now, more and more states are beginning to review their current drug legislation and adjust policies so that they reflect modern attitudes. Illinois is one of [...]

Stealing from a Car – Even an Unlocked One – Is Burglary in Illinois

Burglary

For many, burglary and theft are two very different things – one just means taking things that don’t belong to you, while the other refers to breaking into a house or store to take those things. While there is some truth to that line of reasoning, it’s not completely correct. The legal definition of burglary can be much different, and more encompassing, than what most people often assume.

Take, for example, the case of three teenagers who were arrested in [...]

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