Federal 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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Jun. 14 2017

Everything You Need to Know about Illinois Embezzlement Charges

Everything You Need to Know about Illinois Embezzlement Charges
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Everything You Need to Know about Illinois Embezzlement Charges

What do you know about Dane Cook?

You might know that he’s a comedian and actor. If you follow such things, you might even know that his second comedy album, released in 2005, was the most popular comedy album in …

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Apr. 13 2017

What Does “Immunity” Mean in a Federal Criminal Case?

What Does Immunity Mean in a Federal Criminal Case
Posted By: Sami Azhari
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What Does Immunity Mean in a Federal Criminal Case

Have we gone a day in 2017 without seeing “Trump” and “Russia” in our headlines? Despite this, it doesn’t seem like we’ve gotten any closer to really understanding what exactly is going on.

For a brief period of time, it …

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Mar. 21 2017

When Is Theft a Federal Crime?

When Is Theft a Federal Crime
Posted By: Sami Azhari
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When Is Theft a Federal Crime

Stealing doesn’t seem like it should be a federal crime. After all, why should the feds get involved if someone rips off a Walmart or takes another person’s car?

It is true that, for the most part, the feds don’t …

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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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Feb. 2 2017

4 FAQs about Federal Crimes

4 FAQs about Federal Crimes
Posted By: Sami Azhari

4 FAQs about Federal Crimes

If you are charged with a crime in Illinois, it is crucial to understand the charges against you and what the next few months will look like in and out of the courtroom.

One of the most important things to …

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Oct. 20 2016

Getting Charged with Federal Drug Trafficking in Illinois: FAQs

Getting Charged with Federal Drug Trafficking in Illinois - FAQs
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Getting Charged with Federal Drug Trafficking in Illinois - FAQs

Getting charged with a drug trafficking charge in the state of Illinois is intimidating enough – the state has enacted mandatory sentencing rules that guarantee jail time after a guilty verdict.

But what if your case is taken to federal

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Oct. 14 2016

What to Look for in a Federal Defense Lawyer

What to Look for in a Federal Defense Lawyer
Posted By: Sami Azhari

What to Look for in a Federal Defense Lawyer

Being charged with a federal offense can be terrifying. Federal penalties are incredibly severe, and a conviction can mean huge fines and years – or even decades – behind bars. Your future is quite literally on the line.

Because of …

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Jul. 5 2016

UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT REQUIRES WARRANTS FOR FORCED BLOOD DRAWS

UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT REQUIRES WARRANTS FOR FORCED BLOOD DRAWS
Posted By: Sami Azhari

The United States Supreme Court ruled that police must generally obtain a warrant before subjecting a drunken-driving suspect to a blood test. The vote was 8-to-1. Tyler McNeely was pulled over late at night after a state trooper observed him …

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