WHAT IS ARMED VIOLENCE? It sounds more like a movie starring Liam Nielson than a crime. It’s not. Unless it’s a really bad one that ends with you going to prison for a minimum of 15 years. In reality, and as a crime, it’s not much better. Outside of first degree murder and […]
Attention Cannabis Enthusiasts: Set your clocks. In less than 6 months, Illinois will join Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington as the 11th state to legalize marijuana. Though not a state, we can’t also forget about D.C., which legalized marijuana in 2015. However, Illinois’s marijuana legalization is distinct from all […]CANNABIS LEGALIZATION IN Chicago, CANNABIS LEGALIZATION IN ILLINOIS
Chicago is now part of the electric scooter nationwide revolution. Sadly, Only two weeks into the city’s new electric scooter pilot program, Chicago marked it’s first electric scooter related murder. On June 26, 2019, a 17 year old got shot and killed in Humboldt Park while riding on an electric scooter. It’s always a few […]Chicago DUI, DUI, Illinois DUI, Scooter DUI
DO I HAVE TO SHOW POLICE MY ID? When the police ask something, anything, it’s not really asking, is it? If they ask you for ID, do you have to show it to them? Like most encounters with the police, that depends. Specifically on the type of police encounter and your relation to it. When […]
If you get charged with a crime, you’ve probably got a lot of questions. Am I going to jail? To prison? What’s going to happen to my record? How will this affect my job or my future? What are the consequences of this? But the biggest question thing you want to know is: What are […]
What are people getting arrested for in Chicago & Cook County? What’s happening with their cases? What types of results do people get in their cases?
It is understandable someone would want to carry a loaded gun to protect themselves on the streets of Chicago. Just turn on the news. Look at the crime statistics over the last ten years. Violence is an everyday part of life in some parts of Chicago. No doubt, carrying a gun can protect you from that violence. It’s also a constitutional right.
WILL FELONY MURDER CHANGE IN ILLINOIS? Did you know that in Illinois you can go to prison for 20-60 years for First Degree Murder even if you didn’t actually kill anyone? That’s right, you didn’t pull the trigger the law doesn’t care. You’re a murderer. That’s what it will say on the Illinois Department of […]
The cops accused JB of possessing almost 100 hits of ecstasy with the intent to distribute. He was staring down 6-30 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. No possibility of probation. That wasn’t an option, but that didn’t matter. JB hired Robert Callahan & Associates. He hired a Chicago criminal defense law firm willing […]
When Illinois enacted the most sweeping expungement and sealing reform in the nation to date, individuals with a DUI on their criminal history were left out in the cold. These sweeping changes in the law did not include eligibility for DUI sealing or expungement.