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Criminal Law

Feb. 19 2021

Citizen’s Arrest: Does It Really Happen in Illinois?

Citizen's Arrest: Does It Really Happen in Illinois?
Posted By: Sami Azhari
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Citizen’s arrest: It may be something you’ve only ever heard on your favorite television crime drama. You may even be wondering whether it’s a real thing! The truth is that citizen’s arrests can happen and probably even do – even if there’s no official number that can be pointed [...]
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Feb. 11 2021

Don’t Ignore the Purple Paint! You Could Be Found Trespassing in IL

Don't Ignore the Purple Paint! You Could Be Found Trespassing in IL
Posted By: Sami Azhari

When you’re outdoors having fun, it’s easy to notice a sign that denotes private property where no trespassing is allowed. You may not be aware, however, there’s one law that may make understanding where you legally can and cannot be a little bit more complicated. It’s called the [...]
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Dec. 17 2020

What Makes a Great Lawyer in the State of Illinois?

What Makes a Great Lawyer in the State of Illinois?
Posted By: Sami Azhari
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There are many attorneys in Illinois that are good at what they do, but what makes a lawyer great? How can you ensure you’re making the right choice for your legal representation? There are certain skills all lawyers must possess to become lawyers, but there are a few things that [...]
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Nov. 20 2020

Do I Qualify for an Illinois DUI Monitoring Device?

Facing a St. Paddy's Day DUI? What You're Up against in Illinois
Posted By: Sami Azhari
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Imagine this: You are arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) in Illinois. You post bond and are allowed to leave jail, waiting to attend your court date. You have a flurry of paperwork with a lot of information you may have no clue about because it’s your first offense. If [...]
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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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Sep. 17 2020

Trump Sidesteps Federal Subpoena Again — Can You?

Trump Sidesteps Federal Subpoena Again -- Can You?
Posted By: Sami Azhari

The President of the United States has been in a fight over his tax returns for years and recently got a reprieve. In New York, a temporary stay was issued that will bar prosecutors from procuring his tax records even though a subpoena was issued for them. The president is lucky, mostly [...]
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Aug. 5 2020

Conspiracy to Traffic Controlled Substances: Class X Felony in IL

Conspiracy to Traffic Controlled Substances: Class X Felony in IL
Posted By: Sami Azhari
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Following an investigation for narcotics and firearm offenses, members of two gangs in Chicago face the most serious type of felony charge in Illinois: A Class X felony. The investigation, called “Operation Full Circle”, resulted in the seizure of dozens of firearms, large amounts of [...]
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Jul. 24 2020

How Is It Public Indecency When I’m Inside My Own Home in Chicago?

How Is It Public Indecency When I'm Inside My Own Home in Chicago?
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Your home is supposedly your castle - it’s the place where you can do whatever you want. It’s one of the only places that you can wander around dressed - or undressed - however you please, right? Well, not quite. Recently, a man has been declared wanted for being naked in his own [...]
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Jul. 17 2020

Criminal Mischief Becomes a Hate Crime for Illinois Man

Criminal Mischief Becomes a Hate Crime for Illinois Man
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Race relations have come to the forefront of the American consciousness with the current wave of protests. As a result, hate crimes are coming to the forefront of the news cycle. Many people are discovering that “hate crime” is a broader term than they had previously understood. That’s [...]
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Feb. 14 2020

Former IL Senator Guilty of Tax Evasion – Don’t Make the Same Mistake

Former IL Senator Guilty of Tax Evasion - Don't Make the Same Mistake
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Tax evasion is often associated with shady businesses, practices or individuals, and rightfully so. You’ve heard the phrase quite a bit recently: “No one is above the law.” That includes prominent figures in society and their responsibility for following the laws surrounding tax [...]
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