How to “Press Charges” on a Chicago Criminal Case

You’ve been the victim of a crime in Chicago and want to make sure that the responsible party is brought to justice. So,...

Can You Be Arrested Because of How You Smell?

Unless you’ve purposely rolled in cow manure to annoy your neighbor, the answer of course is “no.” Not everyone smells as wonderful as...

What Should I Do if I Have a Warrant for My Arrest in Chicago?

First, let’s discuss why you might have a warrant in the first place whether in Chicago or anywhere else in Illinois. There are...

Can I be Arrested for Road Rage in Chicago?

You’re driving down the street minding your own business when seemingly out of nowhere, another car cuts you off. You jam on your...

Can Shoplifting Happen by Accident?

An 81 year old Chicago man was recently arrested in Arlington Heights and charged with the criminal offense of Retail Theft (also known...

Can CPD Arrest Me with No Evidence?

We are often called by clients who were recently arrested or who have an outstanding warrant for their arrest and asked “how are...

Should You Go in For Police Questioning?

You get a call from the Police. They’d just like you to come down to the station and answer a few questions. That’s...

Can I Represent Myself in Chicago Criminal Court?

People charged with criminal and traffic matters in Chicago and in other courts across the state of Illinois ask us this question often....

Guide to Zoom Court Proceedings

At least for the foreseeable future, it appears that video conferencing apps such as Zoom will be a part of the legal landscape....

Prosecutors and Plea Negotiations

When a person is charged with a criminal or traffic matter in Illinois, the defendant’s attorney will typically seek out the state’s attorney...