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Category: Protesting

Trespassing & Protests: Balancing Free Speech & Property Rights

The right to free speech is a cornerstone of democracy, but it often intersects with property rights in ways that raise complex legal questions. In the city of Chicago, a bustling metropolis known for its history of protests and activism, finding the balance between the right to protest and property owner rights is a matter of constant debate and legal scrutiny.

In this blog, we will delve into the legal dynamics of protests and demonstrations in Chicago, exploring how trespassing [...]

Could Protests Lead to Real Criminal Justice Changes in Chicago?

Protests that are moving across America are meant to highlight racism in the United States and how it plays out in numerous ways in our society each day. In doing this, these protests are also highlighting the myriad ways that the criminal justice system in this country must be reformed… and starting to make those reforms a reality.

Here are just a few of the criminal justice reforms that activists are working on to help ensure all Americans are free [...]

5 Ways You Can Get Arrested for Protesting in Illinois

The political climate in this country is tense, but you probably knew that already. With very controversial executive orders and cabinet picks making major headlines, people are more outraged than ever, and a resistance movement is forming on the streets.

 

Our country, and the democratic system our founding fathers aimed for, encourages each person to have a voice in the political process. It is important to voice your opinions through petitions, letters to your representatives, or protesting.

 

As [...]

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Using the 2nd Amendment to Fight IL Weapons Charges

Weapons Charges

In the realm of criminal law, navigating weapons charges can be a daunting task, especially in jurisdictions like Chicago, where firearm regulations are stringent. However, one avenue that defendants may explore is invoking the protections offered by the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution.

Understanding how the Second Amendment intersects with weapons charges and its interpretation within the legal framework of Chicago is crucial for building a robust defense strategy.

The Second Amendment: An Overview

The Second Amendment of [...]

Mistaken Identity: When You’re Not the Chicago Thief They’re Looking For

Mistaken Identity | Wrongful Accusations | Theft

In the realm of criminal justice, mistaken identity is a persistent and troubling issue. One of the most distressing scenarios is when an individual finds themselves falsely accused of theft, grappling with the repercussions of a crime they didn’t commit.

Such cases often underscore the critical importance of establishing an airtight alibi and presenting compelling evidence to assert innocence. Let’s delve into this complex issue, exploring real-life instances of mistaken identity in theft accusations and the imperative of constructing a [...]