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Drug Tests May No Longer Be Needed for IL Drug Expungements

This year, the state legislature in Illinois made a big change to the process of sealing or expunging records in the state that will have a huge impact.

Illinois HB 4392 is now waiting for the governor to sign it into law, having passed both the state house and state senate. This bill helps to give those with felony records a chance to have their records expunged – even if they test positive for marijuana.

Yes, that’s right – expungement [...]

IL Parents: Your Teen Can Drink with the Holiday Meal… But Take Care

Many families have traditions. In some, drinking at holidays is part of what your family has passed down from one generation to the next – as a way to celebrate.

If consuming alcohol is a part of your holiday celebrations, you may wonder if your teen is old enough to join in. That may be okay, in certain circumstances.

As a parent, it’s vital to understand what you can and cannot do if you’re going to allow your teen to [...]

How to Get a Job in Illinois If You Have a Criminal Record

You were arrested for a crime you did or didn’t commit. You served your time – or may have been found innocent.

You’re probably thinking the whole thing is behind you now and you can get back on with your life. Unfortunately, you now have a criminal record in Illinois, and it’s probably going to be a lot harder to get a job.

When you find yourself in such a situation, you’re going to need to know what kind of [...]

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Supporting Survivors of Exploitation in Chicago Prostitution Trials

Prostitution & Solicitation

Facing prostitution charges in Chicago can be an overwhelming and distressing experience, particularly for individuals who have experienced exploitation or trauma. In this blog post, we will examine the importance of trauma-informed defense strategies and how criminal defense attorneys can provide compassionate and supportive representation to survivors of exploitation in prostitution trials. By prioritizing the well-being of their clients and understanding the complex factors underlying their involvement in prostitution, defense attorneys can effectively advocate for their rights and mitigate the [...]

How Chicago’s Legal Landscape Shapes Drug Possession Charges

Drug Crimes | Drug Possession

In understanding drug possession charges in Chicago, it’s essential to explore how the city’s legal landscape has evolved over time to shape the enforcement of drug laws. From historical policies to contemporary approaches, Chicago’s approach to drug possession offenses is influenced by various factors, including legislative changes, law enforcement practices, and societal attitudes toward drug use and addiction.

Historical Context

Like many cities across the United States, Chicago has grappled with drug-related issues for decades. In the mid-20th century, the [...]