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Naperville criminal defense lawyers, civil seizure, property seizure, civil asset forfeiture, seizing propertyWhen your assets are taken through civil seizure, also known as civil asset forfeiture, you have the right to try to get them back. Whether you get them back or not will depend on a variety of factors, and working with an experienced criminal defense lawyer will increase your chance of getting them back.

In order to recover your seized assets, you must follow certain procedures. The first is responding properly to the police notice that they believe they can keep the property due to its alleged connection to criminal activity. You will receive this notice within two weeks of the property’s seizure.

Responding to a Notice

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computer tampering, internet crimes, Naperville criminal defense lawyers, computer hacking,  Class B misdemeanorComputer tampering is a crime. In short, computer tampering refers to any action through which an individual knowingly gains unauthorized access to a computer, a program, a computer system, or data stored on a computer or within a computer system. Many different actions may be charged as computer tampering.

Sometimes, a legitimate action is charged as an act of computer tampering. In other cases, human mistakes and computer errors lead to accusations and charges of computer tampering. In any of these cases, an individual faces steep criminal penalties if he or she is convicted. Individuals in this position can fight their charges to potentially have them lowered or dismissed.

Examples of Computer Tampering

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Naperville criminal defense lawyers, criminal defense strategy, jail and prison, federal crimes, prison inmatesThe goal of a criminal defense strategy is to prove that the defendant is innocent. Sometimes, a defendant’s strategy successfully results in his or her charge being dismissed. In other cases, it results in the charge being reduced; however, the defendant still being found guilty.

Going to jail or prison is nobody’s goal. Yet sometimes it cannot be avoided. Although the terms “jail” and “prison” are often used interchangeably, they do not refer to the same facilities. Below are a few of the differences between jail and prison.

Jail is for Short-Term Stays

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Naperville criminal defense lawyers, plea bargain, criminal defendant, criminal case, criminal convictionCriminal defense is a complicated area of the law. In the most general sense, it is the practice of developing defense strategies that can be used in the courtroom to demonstrate that an individual charged with a crime is not guilty of the crime. These strategies often use evidence related to the alleged crime to show definitively that the accused individual had no involvement with it or that the prosecution’s evidence is not strong enough to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that he or she committed the crime.

Sometimes, it is just about impossible to show that an individual is not guilty of his or her charge. When this is the case, the individual’s lawyer can try different strategies to reduce the severity of the penalties the defendant faces, such as having him or her enter a diversion program or taking a plea bargain to have the charge reduced.

How a Plea Bargain Works

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diversion program, Naperville criminal defense lawyers, Illinois drug offenders, drug offense, drug chargesBeing charged with a drug-related offense does not automatically mean you are heading to prison. You have many options when you are in this position, especially if you are a first time offender. One of these options is pursuing a diversion program, such as 410 probation.

The court does not have to grant a defendant’s request to enter a diversion program in lieu of incarceration or other punishment. It considers numerous factors to determine whether a diversion program is appropriate for an individual, such as the individual’s criminal record, whether he or she struggles with addiction, the defendant’s mental health, and the specific circumstances of the offense.

410 Probation

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