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Chicago Criminal Defense Attorney
Former Cook County Felony Prosecutor

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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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Do You Have to Steal Something to Be Charged with Illinois Burglary?

Burglary

Burglary is an oft-misunderstood crime.

Take the case of two 14-year-old boys in McHenry, Illinois. The juvenile suspects were arrested for the destruction of the former Just For Fun Roller Rink. The business had closed permanently in late 2020, and the boys started a fire in the empty rink. The flames quickly got out of hand.

One juvenile was charged with arson, burglary, and criminal damage to property, all felonies of varying classes. The other was charged with criminal trespass, [...]

Illinois Drug Charges? Learn about Concurrent vs. Consecutive Sentences

Drug Crimes

If you’re facing drug charges in Illinois, you may have a lot of questions. One of those might be the penalties you will face if you are found guilty—or choose to plead guilty.

In the state of Illinois, anyone pleading guilty or convicted of a crime in court is subject to the sentence for that particular crime.

For drug trafficking crimes, there’s much to understand about the structure of sentencing and how that can impact the amount of time you [...]

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