Chicago Criminal Defense Blog

How Does Electronic Monitoring in Chicago Work?

Currently, there are over 2,000 people on the Cook County Electronic Home Monitoring program (EM) run by the Cook County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO)....
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What You Need to Know About Illinois Weapons Charges

While the U.S. Constitution gives all Americans the right to keep and bear guns, there are strict laws concerning how and where guns...
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Five Things You Should Consider Before Taking a Plea Deal

The vast majority of criminal cases in Illinois never make it to trial. Instead, most of these cases end in a plea deal...

Honesty is the Best Policy

It’s been said that “for every good reason there is to lie, there is a better reason to tell the truth”. That’s pretty...

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 works for the government in criminal defense or traffic defense. They are charged with representing criminal...
What’s the Difference Between Parole and Probation?

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?

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...