August 12th, 2019

Chicago Wiretap Laws and Your Rights

It seems as though every crime drama on television or the big screen includes at least one law enforcement agency tapping the bad guy’s phone. Understandably, that may lead you to believe that wiretaps and cell phone tapping are commonplace during a criminal investigation. The truth, however, is that tapping a suspect’s phone is not...

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August 5th, 2019

Can Police Enter Your Home Without a Warrant?

Imagine there is a knock on your door. When you open the door, you realize it is the police. The officer tells you they want to search your home; however, the officer does not offer to show you a warrant. Can police enter your house without a warrant? What should you do in that situation?...

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July 29th, 2019

What Happens If You Get Multiple Speeding Tickets?

If you drive often or long enough, the odds that you will eventually get a speeding ticket are high. Most of the time, a speeding ticket is just an expensive reminder to slow down and pay attention to the posted speed limit. If you are issued multiple speeding tickets in a relatively short period, however,...

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July 22nd, 2019

Do You Need an Attorney to Be Questioned by Chicago PD?

For the average person, interactions with the police are often a bit frightening – particularly if it appears that you are a suspect in an investigation. If you find yourself in a situation where the police call you in for questioning, should you ask for a lawyer before agreeing to talk to them? Doesn’t that...

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July 16th, 2019

Criminal Defense Blog Archive

Emergency Exceptions to Miranda Rights: What You Need to Know How Traffic Stops Can Affect Immigration Issues in Chicago Understanding the Consequences of a Felony Conviction How to Fight a Stalking No Contact Order or Order of Protection Chicago Police Cannot Legally Detain You Because You’re Nervous What is Eluding the Police? Understanding Misdemeanor Theft...

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July 15th, 2019

New Illinois Texting and Driving Enforcement Laws Have Arrived

The State of Illinois has had a texting while driving law on the books since 2010; however, the penalties were not serious and the prohibition against texting while driving was not widely enforced. That changed on July 1, 2019, when a new law took effect for Illinois drivers. To make sure you stay informed, an...

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July 8th, 2019

What Is the Penalty for Forgery in Illinois?

Forgery is one of those crimes that has been around for centuries. For as long as we have been relying on written documents, people have been creating forgeries of those documents. With the advent of the internet, forgeries have become more common and more sophisticated. In response, recent changes to Illinois law make it easier...

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July 1st, 2019

What to Do After Being Arrested at a Concert

No matter your age, nor the type of music you listen to, there is probably a concert scheduled in Chicago this year that you would love to attend. When all goes well, an afternoon or evening spent at a concert or music festival creates happy memories you will treasure for years to come. Sometimes, however,...

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June 24th, 2019

What You Need to Know About Chicago E-Scooters and Traffic Laws

Recently, the City of Chicago joined a handful of other large cities when it launched a pilot electric scooter program. Scooter enthusiasts are thrilled while pedestrians and motorists have expressed some concern. Because these new additions to Chicago traffic are having an impact on everyone, a Chicago personal injury attorney explains the Illinois electric scooter...

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