Miranda Warnings: Myths and Truths Part 1

Do you have the right to remain silent? Technically yes. Will anything you say be used against you? You bet it will! Do...

Reducing a DUI Charge to Reckless Driving

For many decades in Chicago and other Illinois city courts, experienced criminal defense attorneys sought out special plea deals from prosecutors seeking “reduced”...

Can My Criminal Record Be Found Online?

Whether you’re applying for a job, trying to get into a school or seeking anything else that might require a background check, the...

Top 3 Worst DUI Defenses

Being charged with driving under the Influence is serious business. In Chicago and in every courthouse across the State of Illinois, even a...

What is the Defense of Necessity?

It’s 10:30pm. A Chicago Police Officer hits his lights and pulls over a motorist for speeding on Lake Shore Drive. The officer slowly...

What Does “Assault and Battery” Really Mean?

Turn on any television show involving criminal lawyers, courts or crime, and you will undoubtedly hear about some defendant who has been charged...

Top 4 Worst Speeding Excuses

You’re driving down the highway when you see the red and blue lights in your rearview mirror. You slow your car to a...

Don’t Confuse Your Google Search with Legal Advice

It seems like you can learn how to do just about anything on the internet! You can learn how to make your own...

New Illinois Laws for 2020

Our legislators in the Illinois House and Illinois Senate filed nearly 10,000 pieces of legislation during our State’s 100th General Assembly (which is...

Chicago Guide to Retail Theft Offenses – Part 2

In our last blog (Chicago Guide to Retail Theft - Part 1) we detailed a number of different situations regarding Retail Theft that...