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Criminal Law

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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Nov. 22 2019

Did You Get an Illinois DUI over Halloween? You Can Fight Back

Did You Get an Illinois DUI over Halloween? You Can Fight Back
Posted By: Sami Azhari
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Halloween fun isn’t just for children. You’ve likely had your fair share of Halloween celebrating during this festive season over the years. You also probably know alcohol or drugs are common at these parties. Police are aware of this, too. It’s evident by the number of DUI (or Driving [...]
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Jul. 18 2019

What to Know about the Federal Criminal Appeals Process

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

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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Apr. 5 2019

Your Guide to Revenge Porn Laws in Illinois

Your Guide to Revenge Porn Laws in Illinois
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Revenge porn, or the distribution of sexually explicit images or videos without the subject’s consent, has been recognized as a criminal offense in Illinois since 2014. Many times, an explicit photo or image is sent consensually in the course of a romantic relationship, and then exploited by [...]
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Oct. 12 2018

How Does Sexual Assault Become Aggravated in Illinois?

How Does Sexual Assault Become Aggravated in Illinois?
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Sexual assault is an incredibly serious crime in Illinois, but it can be elevated to the even more serious crime of aggravated sexual assault when certain conditions are present. In this post, we are going to detail the differences between the two crimes and what you can do to protect your [...]
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