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How Do You Know You’re Getting the Best IL Criminal Defense

From the moment you enter the criminal justice system, you might feel overwhelmed and stressed.

That’s why, when you’re facing criminal charges, it’s in your best interest to bring a defense attorney on board – to help you navigate the often cumbersome legal process.

If you’ve never needed an attorney before, much less a criminal defense attorney, how do you know you’ve found the right one? What characteristics does a good defense attorney have?

It’s key to the success of [...]

What to Expect from Your Criminal Defense Lawyer

If you have been accused of committing a crime, you have two options. You can sit back and accept the punishment – even if you maintain that you are innocent – or you can fight back.

 

Hopefully, you choose to fight back. And when do so, you do it with the help of an experienced Illinois criminal defense attorney.

 

Why?

 

Because a criminal lawyer is your best chance at getting your charges reduced, dismissed, or dropped altogether.[...]

3-Step Guide to Hiring a Criminal Defense Lawyer

Hire an inexperienced hairdresser, and you could end up with a bad haircut. Hire an unqualified math tutor, and your SAT scores might not be as high as they could be. Hire a bad DJ, and your guests could leave your party disappointed.

 

But hire the wrong criminal defense attorney, and your entire future will be jeopardized.

When it comes to major life decisions, hiring a criminal defense attorney may be the important choice you’ll ever make. Being charged [...]

Whitey Bulger Innocent … This Time

The Whitey Bulger trial is one of the most-watched trials of the century. Reminiscent of something from 1950s film noir, the mob trial has captured national attention largely because of the enormous scale of Bulger’s criminal operations along with the added intrigue of his status as an FBI informant. America’s fascination with Godfatheresque characters and their activities also fuel the overall interest and curiosity. Though the Bureau once looked the other way when it came to Bulger’s criminal activities, which [...]

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How To Fight an IL Protective Order for Domestic Violence

Domestic Assault | Domestic Battery | Domestic Violence

It can be a surprise for many people when they are made aware they have an order of protection, sometimes called a restraining order, against them.

In many cases involving domestic violence, orders of protection are issued by the judge without the defendant being present. This means that you may have no idea that an order of protection exists against you until you are served with it.

What can you do to fight an Illinois protective order in your domestic [...]

What Does It Mean to Be an IL Sex Offender?

Sex Crimes | Sex Offender Registration | Sexual Abuse | Sexual Assault

Sex crimes, unfortunately, happen quite often. And maybe more often in Illinois than other places.

A study from SafeHome.org found that the state of Illinois has the fifth-highest number of people listed on their sex offender registry in the United States. That means that the state has more registered sex offenders than 45 other states out there.

This begs a salient question: what does it mean to be an Illinois sex offender? What types of crimes can put you on [...]

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