Chicago Criminal Defense Blog

Can Police Force Me to Give Blood, Breath or Urine When Arrested for DUI?

Can Police Force Me to Give Blood, Breath or Urine When Arrested for DUI?

Illinois is one of only a handful of states that has expanded the ability of police to obtain certain scientific evidence even when...
About Will an Illinois Expungement Erase my Whole Criminal History?

Will an Illinois Expungement Erase my Whole Criminal History?

Once upon a time in America, there was no such thing as the internet! I know, right? It didn’t come into common use until...
About Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire! Can Chicago Police Lie to Children?

Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire! Can Chicago Police Lie to Children?

Remember when you were a child? There were just a couple important rules that every child needed to follow to avoid being punished....
About New Illinois Law Affects Driver’s Licenses, Police, Bail and Criminal Cases

New Illinois Law Affects Driver’s Licenses, Police, Bail and Criminal Cases

Known as the “SAFE-T Act”, (for Safety, Accountability, Fairness and Equity), the Illinois Senate and House passed a wide-ranging criminal justice reform Act...
About Chicago Police Shooting of Adam Toledo and the Importance of Video Evidence

Chicago Police Shooting of Adam Toledo and the Importance of Video Evidence

During the early morning hours of March 29th, in a dark alley in the Chicago Little Village neighborhood, 13 year-old Adam Toledo was...
About The Derek Chauvin Trial and the Importance of Witness Testimony

The Derek Chauvin Trial and the Importance of Witness Testimony

When describing their cases, some clients commonly tell us that their case should be a “slam dunk” in court because “it’s just my...
About Hidden Cameras Lead to Criminal Charges and Lawsuits in Chicago

Hidden Cameras Lead to Criminal Charges and Lawsuits in Chicago

Recently, eleven former and current employees of Aspen Dental in Crestwood filed lawsuits for civil damages arising from illegal videotaping that occurred in...
About How to “Press Charges” on a Chicago Criminal Case

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

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...