Category Archives: Criminal Justice System

Those Illinois residents who have either had experience with the court system or who are casual followers of court cases know that the vast majority of criminal proceedings end in a verdict (either as the result of plea negotiations or … Continue reading

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Effective January 1, 2017, judges in Illinois now must explain, on the record, why they handed down a prison sentence for a crime that also carries a punishment of probation when imposing sentences on two classifications of felonies. This change … Continue reading

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Unfortunately, we never know what life holds in store. Maybe life is 100 years long, and in other cases, the length of life is not as long as we hope. When life ends prematurely, we are often left to pick … Continue reading

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Are you facing felony charges? A felony crime is any crime that is punishable by either the death penalty or at least one year in an Illinois state prison. Misdemeanor charges, on the other hand, include a prison sentence of … Continue reading

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