Monthly Archives: September 2015

In a period of about 15 hours, beginning this past Monday night, 14 people were shot in the Chicago area, including six who were killed. The shootings come on the heels of two consecutive weekends in which more than 50 … Continue reading

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Whether it was a charge of retail theft or violent crime such as assault, if you have been convicted of a crime, your situation may feel hopeless. You have been found guilty and sentenced; what else is there to do? … Continue reading

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In recent years, the news has been filled with cases about self-defense and so-called “stand your ground” laws. Illinois law makes it legal to protect yourself in self-defense in certain situations. Sometimes when someone has been charged with a crime … Continue reading

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After you are arrested in Illinois, one of the first times you appear in court will be for an arraignment. This is a special type of procedural hearing that only occurs in criminal cases. Several things happen at an arraignment … Continue reading

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