Criminal Law

Oct. 12 2017

The Differences between Illinois State and Federal Charges

The Differences between Illinois State and Federal Charges
Posted By: Sami Azhari

The Differences between Illinois State and Federal Charges

Whether you’re living here in Illinois or just passing through, you have to follow our state’s laws. However, no matter where you are in the United States, you also have to follow our country’s laws.

So what happens, then, if …

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Sep. 7 2017

What Does It Mean to Be Charged with a Capital Crime?

What Does It Mean to Be Charged with a Capital Crime?
Posted By: Sami Azhari

What Does It Mean to Be Charged with a Capital Crime?

A capital crime involves a particular type of punishment: namely, the death penalty. Most often, capital crimes are assigned for murder convictions, but several other situations may warrant the death penalty as well.

Just not here in Illinois.

The history …

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Aug. 30 2017

Charged with Disorderly Conduct at a Chicago Rally? How to Fight Back

Charged with Disorderly Conduct at a Chicago Rally? How to Fight Back
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Charged with Disorderly Conduct at a Chicago Rally? How to Fight Back

On Saturday, August 12, a Unite the Right rally was planned to protest the removal of a Confederate statue of General Robert E. Lee located in Emancipation Park – formerly Lee park – in Charlottesville, Virginia.

On Friday, the day …

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Jul. 6 2017

Understanding Armed Robbery Charges in Illinois

Understanding Armed Robbery Charges in Illinois
Posted By: Sami Azhari
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Understanding Armed Robbery Charges in Illinois

What possibly started as a prank has now ended in home invasion and armed robbery charges for three Illinois football players.

The three college football players – Darta Lee, Zarrian Holcombe and Howard Watkins – are accused of robbing a

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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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