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Criminal Defense

Mar. 6 2024

Public Defenders vs Private Criminal Defense Lawyers in Chicago

Gavel with stand and handcuffs on the wooden background.
Posted By: azhari dev
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In Illinois, as in many states, individuals charged with a crime have the constitutional right to legal representation. This representation can be provided through public defenders—who are employed by the state and offer their services for free or at a reduced rate to those who cannot afford [...]
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Jun. 4 2021

K-9 Unit Bust? See If Your Rights Were Violated

K-9 Unit Bust? See If Your Rights Were Violated
Posted By: Sami Azhari

The last thing anyone wants is for the cops to search their property. And if a K-9 unit enters the scene, your day can go from bad to worse fast. It’s vital that you understand your rights as a United States citizen in circumstances like these. After all, you are granted constitutional [...]
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Nov. 6 2020

Facing State and Federal Charges for the Same IL Crime? Here’s Why

Facing State and Federal Charges for the Same IL Crime? Here's Why
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Television and movies have made the term “double jeopardy” a part of the popular lexicon but not many Americans know exactly what it is or how it can apply to them. The truth is that double jeopardy offers protection for criminal defendants in court, so it’s a pretty important clause [...]
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Mar. 3 2020

Detainment vs. Arrest in Illinois – Know the Difference

Detainment vs. Arrest in Illinois - Know the Difference
Posted By: Sami Azhari
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You’re stopped by the police. Maybe they’re knocking on your front door. Or perhaps you’ve been pulled over in your car. For many Americans, this can be a terrifying situation. Altercations with police can go south quickly, as we’ve seen on countless Facebook Live videos and in news [...]
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Mar. 17 2019

A Breakdown of Illinois Felony Charges and Penalties

A Breakdown of Illinois Felony Charges and Penalties
Posted By: Sami Azhari

In Illinois, there are three types of crimes: petty offenses, misdemeanors, and felonies. Petty offenses are minor violations punishable only by fines. The next level is misdemeanors, which are punishable by up to one year in jail. Finally, the most serious category of offenses is felonies. [...]
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Mar. 1 2018

The First Valentine’s Day Massacre Changed Gun Laws – Will This One?

The First Valentine's Day Massacre Changed Gun Laws – Will This One?
Posted By: Sami Azhari

This past Valentine’s day, a 19-year-old former student allegedly opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high School in Parkland, Florida. Parkland is a small suburb located north of Miami, near Ft. Lauderdale and not far from the Everglades. The accused, Nikolas Cruz, told investigators [...]
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