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Archives for: September 30th, 2019

CLIENT WAS CHARGED WITH: multiple sex crimes, including criminal sexual assault and aggravated criminal sexual assault.

He was a suburban school teacher that was accused of having sexual relations with a student. The student came forward years later and the client confessed to police. If the client were to have proceeded to trial and lost, he faced between 20 and 75 years in prison. With the confession, a guilty finding would have been a near certainty. Mr. Weisberg spent months putting together what is called a mitigation packet. This is a packet of information gathered to [...]

CLIENT CHARGED WITH:

Client contends it was his weapon but he forgot that it was in his bag and never intended to bring the gun to the airport. Mr. Weisberg wrote a letter to the prosecutor explaining the excellent background of the client as well as his defense as to the possession of the gun. The prosecutor agreed to dismiss the case on March 22, 2019. The client was not convicted and paid no fine.

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Client was charged with domestic battery after he allegedly struck his girlfriend in their Chicago apartment. Mr. Weisberg appeared in court with Client on March 18, 2019 and after meeting with the prosecutor, the charges we dismissed. Client was not convicted and paid no fine.

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Client called Mr. Weisberg after Des Plaines Police executed a search warrant at a storage facility rented exclusively by Client. The police recovered thousands of grams of cannabis and other items such as scales and baggies suggesting client was using the facility to sell cannabis. The client could have faced 4-15 years in prison if convicted in court. Mr. Weisberg talked multiple times to the detective and on March 5, 2019, walked Client in to the police station to meet [...]

CLIENT CHARGED WITH:

Client charged with stealing more than $60,000 from an employer where Client worked as an accountant. Client confessed to stealing the money and was charged with a felony where he faced 3-7 years in prison. Mr. Weisberg was able to negotiate a plea where no conviction was entered, client served no jail time, did not have to pay any money back and will be eligible to have his record expunged after a brief period of time.

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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 [...]

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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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