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4 Reasons Why You Should NOT Miss Court

I realize that nobody wants to go to court, but it’s pretty important. Just yesterday I had two different clients call me about missing court. The first had already missed court and wanted to know if a warrant was issued. It was. The second client wanted to know if they … [+]

Domestic Battery
Domestic Battery In Illinois: What You Should Know

Domestic battery in Illinois is serious. Even a first offense can have damaging, permanent effects on your future. Therefore, if you are charged with a domestic battery, it is absolutely critical that you hire an attorney that has experience handling domestic cases. What is domestic battery? There are two types … [+]

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, … [+]

Career Day Group
Career Day 2013

Last month, I had the opportunity to speak at a Chicago charter school for Career Day. The third and fourth graders asked some great questions; some were funny and some really made me think. I also spoke with some seventh and eighth graders. I was so impressed with their understanding … [+]

The Right To A Speedy Trial

The criminal process in Cook County can be a long one. Sometimes cases last for years. Clients unfamiliar with the system often ask about their “right to a speedy trial.” While it’s true they have that right, the criminal process in Cook County is usually far from speedy. The right … [+]

If my Illinois license is suspended or revoked and I drive, what are the possible penalties?

Under Illinois law, pursuant to 625 ILCS 5/6-303, it is unlawful for a person to drive or be in actual physical control of a motor vehicle when their driver’s license, permit, or privilege to do so or the privilege to obtain a driver’s license or permit is revoked or suspended. … [+]