Category Archives: Misdemeanor

Do you know what differentiates a misdemeanor charge from a felony charge in Illinois? Per Illinois state law, misdemeanors are charges that include a punishment of less than a year in county or local jail. Felonies, on the other hand, … Continue reading

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Last year, the state of Illinois enacted a ban on hand-held cell phone use while driving, making it illegal to talk or text without the use of hands-free features. As the law is now a quarter of the way through … Continue reading

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Only a small percentage of criminal cases in the United States ever go to trial. Most criminal cases end in a defendant’s guilty plea. Even a plea bargain, though, requires the assistance of an experienced criminal defense attorney because prosecutors … Continue reading

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In 2008, Julio Martinez was falsely charged with a DUI, handcuffed to a metal bar, and beaten by a Chicago Police officer in a holding room. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Officer John Haleas was “indicted and relieved of his … Continue reading

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