Criminal Defense in Illinois

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Getting arrested can be really scary, especially in Chicago.  Most misdemeanor charges can be punishable by up to a year in jail and felonies can

Sunday is St. Patrick’s Day which is celebrated through out the world, but is like New Years and the 4th of July rolled in to one in Chicago.  There are tons of parades, parties and bar specials this weekend.  When you add in college basketball, the occasional warm weather and Opening Day around the corner,

Recording a police officer is illegal, right? Not anymore. According to an amended Illinois law 720 ILCS 5/14-1, citizens now have the right to record any police officer without their consent. Apparently this amendment is a step in a good direction, however there are some areas that citizens need to be aware of before they

A common request we get when people call us looking for an attorney referral is to find a “cost effective” lawyer. We get that. We don’t like to spend more than we have to on anything.

That said, lawyers in Illinois, at least the ones that we know, do not work on a sliding scale

Any episode of Law and Order, and every other cop show out there will bellow them out. “You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be

Surprising news for most parents, if your child is being bullied at school, your hands could be tied when it comes to litigation options. Sounds absurd doesn’t it? If a child is in the schools care, isn’t it their job to ensure that the child is safe and unharmed from bullies? Not

While most criminal charges in Illinois are filed in state courts, some crimes are prosecuted in federal courts, including white-collar crimes, some drug cases, and violations of federal law. Although the basics are the same, federal court operates a bit differently, with unique rules for motions, hearings, and timelines.

In order to be successful in