Archive, April 2017.

The police department of Northbrook, as well as those of Chicago and the surrounding area, have been cracking down on motor vehicle offenses, such as driving under the influence, excessive speeding, and driving without a license or with a suspended license. Without experienced representation, you risk the privilege of being able to drive in the future. In addition, serious jail time may be given to defendants who are found guilty of such traffic offenses. 
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The worst decision on the worst day of someone’s life should not define who he or she is nor define the opportunities he or she has for the rest of the individual's life. People with a criminal record or who have been arrested may have a past that unfairly obstructs their future. The stigma associated after a conviction, or simply being arrested for a crime, can prevent them from getting jobs, access to certain housing, or even admission into some schools.
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An Illinois man is being charged with arson and battery, in addition to other crimes, after allegedly attacking his brother’s fiancé. The 36-year-old defendant allegedly beat the 32-year-old female victim with a hammer before pouring gasoline on her in the town of Joliet. She was rescued by good samaritans before the man took any further actions, allegedly, as reported by People Magazine. According to one of the passersby who intervened in the struggle, “She was covered head to toe in blood and was burnt.” The woman screamed, “He tried to kill me! He hit me with a hammer! …
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A Long Grove, Illinois man was arrested recently for throwing a brick through the front door of his neighbor’s home. The man also allegedly entered the home and threatened his neighbor’s wife, then damaged property in the couple’s yard. He allegedly caused the damage because the two victims were Muslim, and said that, "That's what Trump would do,” according to Patch.com. Being charged with criminal property damage can carry a heavy penalty if you are found guilty. In this case, other penalties may apply, such as assault, unlawful entry, and the offense being upgraded to a hate crime. …
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Wiretapping has been in the news as of late due to President Donald Trump’s accusations of President Barack Obama wiretapping his phone lines during the 2016 presidential campaign. While the accusations are being argued, it brings to attention the very real criminal offense of wiretapping another’s phone line. Of course, if anyone had actually used wiretapping in an effort to change the outcome of the presidential election, serious criminal charges would possibly be given to that party. But what are the penalties for wiretapping that has nothing to do with an election? As a private …
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