Monthly Archives: November 2014

In a criminal case, the prosecution bears the “burden” of proving the defendant is guilty of committing a crime. The standard used in criminal cases is “beyond a reasonable doubt.” In other words, a criminal defendant will not be found guilty … Continue reading

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A centerpiece of many national political candidates’ platforms included some discussion about gun rights and gun laws in the United States. In the wake of various school shootings in the past few years and countless violent crimes committed daily, it … Continue reading

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Even after you have been found guilty of an Illinois crime, as a criminal defendant you still have certain rights. These rights include the right to appeal your conviction and/or sentence and have an appellate court review your case. An … Continue reading

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Criminal law is constantly changing, especially with regard to the constitutional rights of criminal defendants. The U.S. Supreme Court can issue a decision that impacts the application of the law in Illinois and other states. When the law changes though, … Continue reading

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