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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:

The client made a full confession to police. The prosecutor charged the client with 18 separate counts of sex offenses. The minimum sentence based on these charges was 15 years with a maximum of 60 years. Mr. Weisberg along with the client gathered countless character letters along with military and school records. Mr. Weisberg met several times with the prosecutor and was able to convince her to dismiss 17 of the 18 counts. The client was able to avoid jail [...]

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Are Technical Probation Violations in IL on Hold Right Now?

COVID-19 | Probation Violations

While probation offices across Illinois are closed or operating with fewer employees due to COVID-19, there may be a decrease in technical probation violations resulting in any real punishments.

For many years, criminal justice researchers have gathered a lot of data about whether or not punishments for non-criminal probation violations are helpful to anyone. With many probation offices changing the way they do things during the COVID-19 pandemic, that question is being asked again.

So what is the difference between [...]

Illinois Prisoners Have Rights — Are They Being Violated?

Prisoners Rights | Early Release | Criminal Defense

Regardless of how a person winds up in prison, all prisoners’ rights are the same. This is true even during the current pandemic or any other natural disaster for that matter.

One of those rights is personal safety. To help protect that right and to prevent further COVID-19 infections in the state prison system, certain inmates are being released early.

The concerted effort, however, has since given way to public questions about precisely who has been released and whether or [...]

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