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
Criminal Defense in Illinois
Chicago Criminal Law – Will I Look Guilty If I Hire An Attorney?
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…
The Most Unfair Part Of The Law In Illinois
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…
Arrested With A Gun At O’Hare Or Midway Airport
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…
Chicago Criminal Lawyer Advice – Talk To The Police?
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.
But what if you are innocent? No.
But what if you think you can explain what…
Winning Criminal Cases At The Markham Courthouse
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…
Illinois Criminal Law – Beware The ATF Solvent Trap Letter
A solvent trap is a gun accessory that can be used as a barrel cleaning accessory which provides an easy way to recycle solvent and save the gun owner some money. It attaches to the gun and can also be used as a silencer which in many cases is illegal.
Some companies that sell solvent…
The Cost Of A Great Chicago Criminal Defense Lawyer
The most common questions we get when someone is arrested in Chicago or anywhere else in Cook County are as follows:
- Who is the best Chicago criminal defense lawyer near me?
- 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…
How A Speeding Ticket In Illinois Can Lead To Jail Time
Most speeding tickets in Illinois are a nuisance, but not that big of a deal legally speaking. If you are over 21 and have a clean driving record, you almost never need a lawyer for a ticket that’s something like 73 in a 55. You can do traffic school and get the ticket off your…
Who Is The Best Criminal Lawyer In Chicago?
A recent caller to my office had a relative charged with a felony and told me that they wanted to hire the “best criminal lawyer in Chicago.” He wanted to know who I recommended and made clear that money was no object.
I get this type of call a lot. There is a quick and…