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....

Zoom Court – for Better or Worse?

Our court system (as well as our society in general) was completely unprepared for a pandemic. Few people in government and science had...

How is a Person Charged with a Crime in Illinois?

There are only three ways a person can be charged with a crime or offense in Illinois. Illinois law provides that a prosecution...

The Crime of Looting in Chicago

Recently, I spoke to a person who had recently been charged with a theft arising out of the recent Black Lives Matter demonstrations...

When Can I Resist the Police?

You are just minding your own business when all of a sudden, you are being confronted by a police officer, displaying a badge,...