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Archives for: January 5th, 2023

Charged with One of These Common IL New Year’s Eve Crimes?

You’ve counted down the last moments of 2022, and now 2023 is here – it’s time for a fresh start. However, moving on from the previous year can be a bit more complicated if you’re facing criminal charges from the last minutes of 2022.

Some crimes commonly get people arrested in Illinois on New Year’s Eve. But just because they’re common doesn’t mean they’re not serious. Quite a few common crimes perpetrated on the last day of the year can [...]

What If You Were Arrested for Drugs in IL on Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving is traditionally a time of year that is about celebration and relaxation. Sometimes, however, celebrating can go too far and involve illegal drugs.

If you were arrested on Thanksgiving or the weekend following for drugs, it could be a complex situation. The holiday shuts down the courts and means you may need to settle into a stay at the local jail before seeing a judge – something no one wants to do.

Beyond this, if you are arrested over [...]

Busted With Cocaine in IL? Here’s What to Expect

Over the past several years, the war on drugs in Illinois has taken a bit of a turn. Marijuana is now medically and recreationally legal. Additionally, some small amounts of other controlled substances have been decriminalized.

However, there are still some controlled substances the state of Illinois takes very seriously – cocaine is one of those substances. Cocaine is considered addictive, with a high potential for abuse.

If you have gotten arrested in Illinois for possession of cocaine, then [...]

Is the Evidence in Your IL Drug Case Bad?

Even in states like Illinois, where drug laws are more forgiving than in other places, being charged with possession of a controlled substance is a serious matter.

If you’ve been charged with possession of a controlled substance in Illinois, it’s vital to work with an experienced attorney who can help guide you through the details of your case. One detail that cannot be overlooked is the evidence the prosecution is attempting to convict you.

Will the evidence against you hold [...]

Failing a Drug Test: An IL Crime?

Even in states where drugs have been decriminalized or legalized, like Illinois, people are still sometimes required to submit to drug tests. The results of those tests can impact your life, but the nature of that impact depends on why you’re being tested in the first place.

While the state of Illinois may seem as if it’s lenient on drugs, under state law drug testing is permissible. Employers often drug test employees that are either seeking employment or are currently [...]

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The Role of Police Misconduct in Chicago Resisting Arrest Cases

Resisting Arrest

Resisting arrest charges can be contentious and complex, especially when allegations of police misconduct or excessive force are involved. In Chicago, as in many other cities, cases of resisting arrest often intersect with concerns about police behavior and civil rights violations. Understanding the dynamics of how police misconduct can influence resisting arrest cases is crucial for both defendants and legal advocates.

Allegations of Police Misconduct

In recent years, allegations of police misconduct and excessive force have garnered significant attention in [...]

Supporting Survivors of Exploitation in Chicago Prostitution Trials

Prostitution & Solicitation

Facing prostitution charges in Chicago can be an overwhelming and distressing experience, particularly for individuals who have experienced exploitation or trauma. In this blog post, we will examine the importance of trauma-informed defense strategies and how criminal defense attorneys can provide compassionate and supportive representation to survivors of exploitation in prostitution trials. By prioritizing the well-being of their clients and understanding the complex factors underlying their involvement in prostitution, defense attorneys can effectively advocate for their rights and mitigate the [...]