Criminal Law

Jun. 8 2017

Did Your Memorial Day Celebrating Lead to Criminal Charges?

Did Your Memorial Day Celebrating Lead to Criminal Charges?
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Did Your Memorial Day Celebrating Lead to Criminal Charges?

Have you ever been to a party busted up by the cops?

Last month, 15 teenagers in Lincolnshire were arrested for underage drinking at a house party. After receiving a report, officers heard loud music, saw people running away, and …

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Jun. 1 2017

Family Members Arrested in Illinois Healthcare Fraud Scheme

Posted By: Sami Azhari

Family Members Arrested in Illinois Healthcare Fraud Scheme

Earlier this year, a doctor, his father, and his father, pleaded guilty to conducting massive healthcare fraud. The scam happened at a chiropractic clinic where they worked and an ultrasound service.

The Gordin Medical Center was located in Wheeling, and …

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May. 11 2017

Chicago Accountant Indicted for $500,000 of Tax Evasion

Chicago Accountant Indicted for $500,000 of Tax Evasion
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Chicago Accountant Indicted for $500,000 of Tax Evasion

By now, you have (hopefully) filed your taxes – or at least filed for an extension. The due date has come and passed, and soon the IRS will start looking at this year’s returns in an attempt to crack down …

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May. 2 2017

With Crime in Chicago Decreasing, Cops Look to Tips

With Crime in Chicago Decreasing, Cops Look to Tips
Posted By: Sami Azhari
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With Crime in Chicago Decreasing, Cops Look to Tips

The end of 2016 didn’t look great for Chicago. Our city had seen the highest number of murders in decades, and questions about how to handle gun violence here sparked debate among current law enforcement officials and the recently ousted …

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Mar. 3 2017

5 Different Types of Burglary Charges You Can Face in Illinois

5 Different Types of Burglary Charges You Can Face in Illinois
Posted By: Sami Azhari

5 Different Types of Burglary Charges You Can Face in Illinois

Our cultural image of burglary typically involves a man in a mask breaking in to someone else’s property under cover of night and loading up on any valuables that aren’t tied down. The state of Illinois, however, takes a broader …

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Feb. 14 2017

How to Reduce Your Sentence in Federal Criminal Case

How to Reduce Your Sentence in Federal Criminal Case
Posted By: Sami Azhari

How to Reduce Your Sentence in Federal Criminal Case

A federal crime occurs when the offender breaks a law that was implemented based on federal legislation. No matter what state you are in across the United States, if you break a federal law, it will result in the same …

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Feb. 14 2017

Obstruction of Justice: The Pulse Nightclub Shooting

Obstruction of Justice The Pulse Nightclub Shooting
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Obstruction of Justice The Pulse Nightclub Shooting

In June of 2016, 49 individuals died and 53 more were injured as the result of a heinous terrorist attack on an Orlando, Florida nightclub. This massacre is the largest single terrorist attack on our country’s history and the most …

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Feb. 14 2017

What Constitutes a Hate Crime?

What Constitutes a Hate Crime
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What Constitutes a Hate Crime

 

Social media connects us to millions of other users around the world, allowing us to see in real time what another individual is seeing, through their point of view. However, as much as social media can be used …

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Feb. 14 2017

What Does Illinois Mean By “Reckless Homicide”?

What Does Illinois Mean By Reckless Homicide
Posted By: Sami Azhari

What Does Illinois Mean By Reckless Homicide

You probably know what homicide means. Put simply, it is when one person deliberately kills another.

When you hear the word “homicide,” you might think of TV police shows where killers carefully plan out their crimes or of gang violence …

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Feb. 2 2017

4 FAQs about Federal Crimes

4 FAQs about Federal Crimes
Posted By: Sami Azhari

4 FAQs about Federal Crimes

If you are charged with a crime in Illinois, it is crucial to understand the charges against you and what the next few months will look like in and out of the courtroom.

One of the most important things to …

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