Chicago Criminal Defense Blog

How Do Lawyers Charge for Criminal Cases?

Various forms of flat fees for criminal attorneys in Illinois are extremely common. In fact, it appears much less common for criminal attorneys...

Are You Really Trying to Get Arrested?

The general rule under the laws of the City of Chicago, as well as across the state of Illinois and the entire country...

Jussie Smollett Sentenced to Jail in Chicago Cook County Courtroom

In a criminal case that took over two years to wind its way from the initial alleged crime to a conclusion in which...

What Is a Public Defender?

A public defender is a lawyer who has passed the bar and who works for the government in criminal defense. They are charged...

What’s the Difference Between Parole and Probation?

If you have been charged with a criminal offense, it’s important to understand the difference between probation and parole. These two terms are...

Can You Be Prosecuted for Being in a Fight at School?

Yes. Teens can face assault or battery charges if involved in a fight with another student or someone else at school. Both assault...

How Can I be Convicted Without Video Evidence?

Clients often ask us how it’s possible for the State’s Attorney to convince a Judge that they’re guilty of a crime when there...

How to Avoid an Assault Charge

According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation Uniform Crime Reporting Program, there were 385,278 aggravated assaults in one recent year and 1,025,711 other types...

Can I Get a Felony Expunged?

If you have been arrested, charged, or convicted of a misdemeanor or felony, these records can severely affect your future. You may have...

How to Defend Against an Assault Charge

When a person faces assault charges, they may not know what to do. They may wonder if they are going to jail. They...