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Criminal Defense

Mar. 3 2020

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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