Archive, July 2016.

Burglary and robbery are both forms of theft, but they typically carry much more severe penalties than a simple theft conviction. You are likely to serve a significant period of incarceration for either a burglary or robbery conviction, both of which are felony crimes under Illinois law. Due to the severe repercussions of a burglary or robbery conviction, your first step following your arrest should be to an experienced Illinois criminal defense lawyer at our firm for professional assistance.
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In recent years, most states, including the state of Illinois, have taken steps to strengthen existing domestic violence laws and increase potential punishments for those convicted of these crimes. The consequences from a domestic violence criminal conviction can be quite severe; these penalties may include imprisonment and restrictions on your ability to possess firearms. Furthermore, false allegations of domestic violence often surface for other reasons, such as in the midst of custody battles. As a result, it is essential that you contact an experienced Naperville criminal defense attorney…
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News of gun violence has rocked the nation in recent months, including many incidents involving police officers, both as shooters and as victims. The city of Chicago has been no exception to this trend. In fact, gun violence recently has reached previously unparalleled levels in Chicago, right along with markedly less aggressive law enforcement efforts by police officers. While some disagree, recent news articles have drawn a direct link between a reduction in police stops on the street and the excessive volume of gun violence.
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A criminal record can be the proverbial kiss of death for many aspirations and life options, and in Illinois, you will have a criminal record even if the charges against you are ultimately dropped. However, in certain situations, there is a way by which your record can be expunged. If you are able to do this, you may be able to avoid possible negative consequences in the future.
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