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Category: White Collar Crimes
While they usually do not involve violence or serious bodily injury, white collar crimes are taken very seriously in Illinois and will often result in felony charges for the alleged offender.
Below we have briefly defined a few common white collar crimes that we see in Illinois, and the charges you may face for committing them. For more information on the penalties for different levels of felony charges, click here.
Theft: Any act of obtaining goods or services [...]
Many people don’t necessarily think of white collar crimes as serious because they don’t involve violence. But white collar crimes are serious, and in the state of Illinois they can carry serious penalties.
What constitutes a white collar crime in our state? Essentially, these types of crimes involve money – someone getting rich off of someone else’s money – and white collar criminals are often glorified and become notorious for their escapades, despite having to spend years in prison [...]
With the April 15th deadline right around the corner, it’s a good idea to begin the process of filing your federal and state taxes if you haven’t already done so. Happily, there are numerous tax return preparation firms, programs, and websites available to help you through this oftentimes stressful and confusing process.
However, it’s important to remember that you bear the responsibility for the accuracy of all entries made on your tax return, whether the return is [...]
“Cyber security” is the new buzzword sending millions of Americans into a panicked frenzy as they find themselves vulnerable to numerous attacks by cyber criminals. And with the forward march of digitalization over the last two decades cutting across all segments of society, hackers have their work cut out for them.
In the 21st century America, “internet” is the name of our new addiction. Information-hungry, tech-savvy users are now empowered to capture, create, and spread content across a [...]
Legal experts have signaled that, over the past decades, the punishments for federal crimes have seen a significant increase in severity (far greater than what was meted out in the past) and even more so in fraud and money laundering cases.
The sentences for individuals arrested and convicted of white-collar crimes are established using a particular set of rules in which points are added or eliminated depending on the various aspects of the defendant’s behavior and the crimes committed. [...]
November 16, 2023
Client & Attorney Confidentiality | Prostitution & Solicitation
In the realm of criminal law, where every case is unique, and every client’s situation is sensitive, the cornerstone of the attorney-client relationship is often defined by the principles of confidentiality.
For individuals facing legal challenges, such as those involving charges related to prostitution in Chicago, understanding what to expect from an Illinois defense attorney in terms of client confidentiality is paramount. This article aims to shed light on the intricacies of the attorney-client relationship, the importance of confidentiality, and [...]
November 9, 2023
In a city as diverse and dynamic as Chicago, encounters with law enforcement can happen to anyone, anytime. Knowing how to navigate these interactions is crucial not only to protect your rights but also to reduce the risk of facing resisting arrest charges or other legal troubles. As criminal lawyers in Chicago, we’re here to provide you with practical advice on the dos and don’ts of interacting with law enforcement in the Windy City.
Remain Calm and Respectful: The [...]