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Month: July 2019

Jul. 31 2019

The Real Differences between Robbery and Armed Robbery Charges in IL

Posted By: Sami Azhari

Regardless of the degree of offense, robbery is always classified as a felony and almost always carries some amount of jail time. Should your charges escalate to armed or aggravated robbery, you can bet on more than doubling your prison sentence. What’s more, although robbery of any kind [...]
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Jul. 26 2019

Everything You Need to Know about Drug-Free Zones in Illinois

Posted By: Sami Azhari

Drug-free zone laws enhance criminal penalties for drug crimes committed near places frequented by children like public schools and parks. The idea is to keep drugs and the violence, theft, and prostitution crime often associated away from children. Although the principle behind drug-free [...]
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Jul. 18 2019

What to Know about the Federal Criminal Appeals Process

Posted By: Sami Azhari

Were you convicted of a crime in federal trial court? Do you disagree with the decision? If you were...and you don’t, you have the right to request your case be reviewed again. This is known as an appeal, and your request is submitted to an “appellate” court. The appeals process [...]
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Jul. 11 2019

Got an Illinois DUI over the 4th? You Can Fight Back

Posted By: Sami Azhari
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The Fourth of July is the deadliest holiday of the year for drunk driving. So you can count on police being out full-force to catch drunk drivers in all 50 states, including Illinois. Every Fourth of July, police increase patrol teams to catch drunk drivers, and often employ DUI checkpoints [...]
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Jul. 11 2019

As Chicago Shootings Continue, What You Should Know about Gun Charges

Posted By: Sami Azhari
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Despite tight gun control laws, Chicago is notorious for its gun violence problem, and the issue appears to be escalating. For instance in a single weekend, six victims died of 28 total people shot recently in the city. Among the dead is a 15-year-old-boy from Englewood. This is only a [...]
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Jul. 3 2019

Molested By a Member of the Clergy in IL? You Can Get Justice

Posted By: Sami Azhari

In recent years, we’ve come to recognize the rampant problem of child sexual abuse by members of the clergy, and Chicago isn’t immune from this scandal. Attorneys for clergy sexual abuse victims recently released a report detailing all priests and Church associates in Illinois who have [...]
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