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Category: Misdemeanors

Violating an Illinois Lockdown Order Equals a Misdemeanor Charge

Many states have issued lockdown orders during the coronavirus pandemic, Illinois being one of them. In most places, violating these orders would result in a slap on the wrist and a reminder to stay at home. However, violating the Illinois lockdown order in Aurora at least could land you in legal trouble.

According to the Chicago Tribune, Aurora’s city council voted unanimously to make violating the state’s lockdown order a disorderly conduct charge.

This misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge can have [...]

Your Guide to Understanding Misdemeanors in Illinois

Facing arrest or criminal charges can be intimidating and downright confusing, especially if you have never been charged before.

 

Criminals face penalties and hardships that go beyond prison time. Having a mark on your criminal record can flip your life around. If you have been charged, it is important to get acquainted with the type of offense and type of charge you are facing.

 

In this post, we will address the ins and outs of being charged with [...]

Felonies vs. Misdemeanors: What’s The Difference?

When you are charged with a crime, you will be given a specific name and classification of the crime you are charged with. Each state has its own way of classifying crimes the terms “felony” and “misdemeanor” are universal – even if they don’t always mean the same thing everywhere.

 

So what do these terms mean in Illinois? How are crimes classified? What does it mean to be a “convicted felon”?

 

Illinois has three classifications of misdemeanors and [...]

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Defending Against Unfair Criminal History Reporting in Chicago

Criminal Records / History

In an era where information travels at the speed of light, one’s criminal history can follow them like a shadow. However, what happens when that shadow is inaccurate or outdated?

In Chicago, individuals may find themselves facing the unintended consequences of unfair criminal history reporting. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the situations where inaccurate or outdated alleged criminal history information is reported and explore the legal options available to correct these errors.

The Impact of Inaccurate Criminal History [...]

Your Kid Was Just Arrested in Chicago – What Now?

Arrest Procedures | Juvenile Crimes

It’s every parent’s worst nightmare: receiving a call or a visit from law enforcement telling you that your child has been arrested in Chicago. The shock, fear, and confusion that follow such news can be overwhelming. However, it’s crucial to remember that you are not alone, and there are steps you can take to support your child and navigate the legal process.

In this blog post, we will guide you through what to do if your kid has been arrested [...]