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November 10th, 2021

How to Approach a Cocaine Charge

A sentence for possession, manufacturing, or another offense involving cocaine can include imprisonment and fines. State laws punish these crimes harshly. If convicted, you could spend as much as 30 years behind bars, depending on the amount of cocaine involved in the offense and your criminal background. Defending a cocaine charge can be complicated. It...

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November 1st, 2021

How to Be Removed from a Sex Offender Registry

If you were convicted of a sex crime in Illinois and had to register as a sex offender, you know the long-term consequences you must face. Registration affects not only your reputation, job, and family but also disrupts your life. The Illinois Sex Offender Registration Act requires you to register as a requirement of your...

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October 29th, 2021

How Can I be Convicted Without Video Evidence?

Clients often ask us how it’s possible for the State’s Attorney to convince a Judge that they’re guilty of a crime when there isn’t any “real proof”. When people ask this question, what they’re usually really asking is whether it’s possible to convict a person when there’s no video evidence that can 100% prove that...

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October 20th, 2021

How to Avoid an Assault Charge

According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation Uniform Crime Reporting Program, there were 385,278 aggravated assaults in one recent year and 1,025,711 other types of assaults. It is important to remember that not everyone accused of assault is guilty in the eyes of the law. For example, if the victim of an assault voluntarily takes...

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October 10th, 2021

Can I Get a Felony Expunged?

If you have been arrested, charged, or convicted of a misdemeanor or felony, these records can severely affect your future both financially and otherwise. Even an arrest record can sometimes affect your ability to rent or own a home, get a credit card, or get a new job. People often also experience problems in their...

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DUI
October 1st, 2021

How to Beat a DUI in Illinois

If you’ve been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, it might feel like an impossible charge to overcome. You may be thinking that you should simply plead guilty rather than wasting your time trying to fend off an inevitable conviction. But you’d be surprised to learn that there are actually many ways of...

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September 28th, 2021

How to Defend Against an Assault Charge

When a person faces assault charges, they may not know what to do. They may wonder if they are going to jail. They may not understand what assault means. People hear “assault and battery” all the time and may think that the words are interchangeable. However, the two actions are legally different. In its simplest...

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September 20th, 2021

What Qualifies as Drug Paraphernalia?

While one may face charges for the possession of drugs, the possession of drug paraphernalia is also a crime punishable by several different penalties. While many items may be considered drug paraphernalia, common examples include bongs, roach clips, and syringes. Because these items are often used in conjunction with illegal substances, being caught in possession...

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DUI
September 10th, 2021

How to Avoid DUIs During the Holidays

As the weather gets colder and the seasons change, gatherings of friends and family members become all the more frequent. These times with our loved ones can be a good chance to engage in our favorite holiday traditions, some of which may include drinking alcohol. While these gatherings may be completely innocent, driving under the...

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Written by Mitchell S. Sexner Last Updated : June 25, 2022