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December 1st, 2021

What’s the Difference Between Parole and Probation?

If you have been charged with a criminal offense, it’s important to understand the difference between probation and parole. These two terms are often confused, even though they couldn’t be more different. One involves staying out of the penitentiary and the other involves how the court supervises a defendant’s conduct after being released from imprisonment....

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November 20th, 2021

Can You Be Prosecuted for Being in a Fight at School?

Yes. Teens can face assault or battery charges if involved in a fight with another student or someone else at school. Both assault and battery are serious crimes in Illinois. Your child could face long-lasting consequences if found to responsible under the law. Despite being a minor (and even though this is very unlikely), they...

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