Criminal Defense in Illinois

Most of us drivers out on the roads of Illinois drive a bit over the speed limit from time to time. We occasionally even feel that sense of dread when we see those blue and red police car lights flash behind us. We pull over, preparing to receive a ticket or hope that it’s not

Growing up I loved to rent and watch movies back when you went to Blockbuster or the town video store to actually rent a movie. I loved “Animal House” but now that I’m older I can see that while it was hilarious, there is also a really disturbing rape situation going on. I also enjoyed

If you get arrested and charged with a misdemeanor or felony in Cook County, it’s important that you take the charges seriously as jail time is a possibility.  The goal is to get the best outcome possible. Sometimes that’s a dismissal of the charges. Sometimes it’s a not guilty finding at trial.  Other times it’s

I recently binge-watched “Better Call Saul.”  It’s a great show, and to me, it’s even more interesting due to how it portrays being a lawyer. While it’s not 100% accurate of course, a lot of what they show mirrors experiences I’ve had when talking to potential clients.

In one scene, a person who is suspected

Picture a 20-year-old college student from Wilmette, Naperville, or wherever, and they get pulled over and arrested for driving on a revoked license.  They themselves aren’t rich but they have rich parents who can hire a good attorney and pay the $1,000 or $2,500 that the Judge asks for bail. Eventually, the case works its

I try to never fly out of O’Hare because for me getting to Midway is easier.  It’s about half the time on the train from the Loop and when you get to the airport at O’Hare it feels like it takes forever to actually get to a gate. That’s to be expected at what was

Maybe it’s because I’ve been watching “Better Call Saul” that I’ve been thinking about this a lot, but I did get asked recently by someone if you should ever talk to the police. It’s a really easy answer.

No.

But what if you are innocent?  No.

But what if you think you can explain what

There is a saying in many businesses that is also mostly true in law. “It’s not about what you know, it’s about who you know.”

When it comes to hiring a criminal defense attorney, what they know is very important. In other words, you don’t want an inexperienced attorney on your case if you have

The most common questions we get when someone is arrested in Chicago or anywhere else in Cook County are as follows:

  1. Who is the best Chicago criminal defense lawyer near me?
  2. What’s it going to cost me?

I’ve had other posts on who the best is. Briefly, it depends on which court you are going