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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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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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