Chicago Criminal Defense Blog

About Can I be Arrested for Road Rage in Chicago?

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...
About Can Shoplifting Happen by Accident?

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...
About Can CPD Arrest Me with No Evidence?

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...
About Should You Go in For Police Questioning?

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...
About Can I Represent Myself in Chicago Criminal Court?

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....
About Guide to Zoom Court Proceedings

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....
About Prosecutors and Plea Negotiations

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...
About Zoom Court – for Better or Worse?

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...
About Mandatory Insurance Laws in Illinois – Part 2

Mandatory Insurance Laws in Illinois – Part 2

If you did not read part 1, you can find that information here. What Will Happen to me in Court? Typically, if this...