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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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The right to a trial by jury is the foundation of the American legal system. Both the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution and the Illinois Constitution guarantee every person accused of a crime the right to present a … Continue reading

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The worst thing you can do when facing federal criminal charges is to run. The law will eventually catch up with you—and punish you more severely. Nelson and Janet Hallahan learned that lesson all too well. The “Mini-Madoffs” The Hallahans … Continue reading

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The possession and distribution of child pornography is a serious federal criminal offense. The emotionally charged nature of these cases often prompts harsh sentencing from federal courts. All defendants, even those charged with possession of child pornography, are entitled to … Continue reading

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