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Stephanie Kemen Named A “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine

Criminal Defense Attorney Stephanie Kemen has been selected to the 2015 Illinois Rising Stars list, which recognizes the state’s top up-and-coming attorneys. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Super Lawyers … [+]

Second Chances
New Law Gives Illinois Defendants a “Second Chance”

Today, my client became the first defendant in Madison County, Illinois to be offered the newest form of probation under a law that went into effect on January 1st of this year.¬† This probation is called Second Chance Probation. Second Chance Probation gives judges the option to sentence certain first-time, … [+]

Rap Sheet at 3510 Michigan
How To Obtain Your RAP Sheet

Were you arrested in Illinois and want to get your case sealed or expunged in Cook County? Is a prospective employer or the military asking for your criminal background? If so, you need a copy of your ‘Record¬†of Arrests and Prosecutions’, also known as your RAP sheet. To obtain your … [+]

Criminal Courts Building
Cook County: Brief Overview Of A Criminal Case

If you or a loved one has been arrested and/or charged with a crime, you may be at the beginning of a long journey through the Cook County criminal justice system. Cook County is the largest court system in Illinois and one of the largest in the world. Dealing with … [+]