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Charged With IL Assault? You Have Rights

Criminal defendants, no matter what crimes they are charged with, have rights in the United States. These rights are protected by the United States Constitution. The problem is, not everyone who is accused of a crime like assault in Illinois takes full advantage of these rights – which is why your attorney is here to help.

What does the state of Illinois consider assault, and what rights do you have if you are accused? These are questions to which every [...]

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 [...]

Falsely Accused of IL Assault? Here’s What To Do

In Illinois, being falsely accused of any crime is a serious issue, but facing false allegations of assault charges seems to be especially egregious. You may feel helpless in the face of these accusations, but you are not. There are things you can do to protect yourself and your rights.

Assault charges can result in severe penalties that can impact your entire life. From jail time to fines to a criminal history that can ruin your reputation, you must understand [...]

Illinois Assault: Top Myths

If you’ve gotten charged with assault in Illinois, you may be unsure what to do next. No matter the circumstances of your assault charge, it’s vital that you understand what those charges mean.

Many people, for example, don’t understand the difference between assault and battery in Illinois. They also don’t understand the way in which the criminal justice system works in the state since their knowledge may be limited to the things they’ve seen on television and in movies.

To [...]

When Two Chicago Muggers Pick the Wrong Guy

Assault is a serious crime, but it can be even more serious based on who it is that was assaulted, as two assailants in Chicago may soon find out.

A city alderman was assaulted by two men outside a late-night bar in River North recently. He is fine and said the whole altercation, which included him being knocked to the ground, punched, and kicked.

A bar employee broke up the incident and the two men fled the scene. The alderman [...]

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Is Stealing From Your Employer Theft in IL?

Theft

Depending on the line of work, it’s not uncommon for employers to take things home from the job. Maybe this is some pencils, pens, and printer paper from an office job. Or maybe you work for a mechanic and borrow some tools… permanently. Is this considered theft? Could you be charged with a crime for taking things from your employer?

Short answer: yes. Stealing from your employer is a severe offense in the state of Illinois. According to the Illinois [...]

Charged With IL Assault? You Have Rights

Assault

Criminal defendants, no matter what crimes they are charged with, have rights in the United States. These rights are protected by the United States Constitution. The problem is, not everyone who is accused of a crime like assault in Illinois takes full advantage of these rights – which is why your attorney is here to help.

What does the state of Illinois consider assault, and what rights do you have if you are accused? These are questions to which every [...]

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