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6 Ways To Beat a DUI Being convicted for driving under the influence can carry some extreme penalties in the State of Illinois. If you don’t have the right legal counsel on your side, you could end up paying thousands of dollars in fines and penalties, and even be sentenced to a jail term. Fortunately, there are several very solid legal defenses that your defense attorney can use to help you fight a DUI charge in court. 1. Challenging Reason for Arrest A police officer cannot pull you over without reason. There must be proper evidence to suggest that you…
6 Ways To Beat a DUI Being convicted for driving under the influence can carry some extreme penalties in the State of Illinois. If you don’t have the right legal counsel on your side, you could end up paying thousands of dollars in fines and penalties, and even be sentenced to a jail term. Fortunately, there are several very solid legal defenses that your defense attorney can use to help you fight a DUI charge in court. 1. Challenging Reason for Arrest A police officer cannot pull you over without reason. There must be proper evidence to suggest that you…
This post concludes and recaps my series on the handling of methamphetamine cases in Chicago, Illinois. I wrote on this issue due to the serious nature of such charges and the aggressive nature with which they are prosecuted. My goal with this series has been to provide information which will help defendants know what to expect after an arrest and to make a more informed decision when selecting a criminal defense attorney. I cannot stress enough that you should contact counsel as soon as possible. I have addressed multiple topics over the course of this series. Issues which I have…
  This is the next post in my series on the handling of methamphetamine related offenses in Chicago, Illinois. My last article discussed how search and seizure issues impact meth cases. It is important to understand that being found with narcotics does not automatically mean that you are going to be convicted. In this article I will discuss the topic of serving probation after a conviction. It is crucial that you consult with a criminal defense attorney prior to entering into a plea deal which will place you under supervision. Chicago defendants will have many requirements while serving probation…
This is the next post in my series on the handling of methamphetamine charges in Chicago, Illinois. My last post discussed Illinois’ penalties for meth related crimes. It is important to understand that prosecutors take such matters very seriously and that you need aggressive representation. In this article I will address a common issue in drug cases – whether police violated the defendant’s rights at the time of the arrest. If one’s rights were violated then it may be possible to have the charges dismissed. If you have been arrested then it is important that you contact a criminal…
This is the next post in my series on the handling of methamphetamine related offenses in Chicago, Illinois. My last post provided an overview of topics I will be discussing and stressed the need to contact an attorney if you have been arrested for a “meth” related offense. It is important to understand that prosecutors aggressively pursue charges involving this drug and that you need quality representation. In this article I will be discussing another important topic – Illinois’ penalties for drug possession charges which involve methamphetamine. While public perception towards marijuana and other drugs may be changing, the view…
This is the first post in a new series which will address the handling of methamphetamine charges in Chicago, Illinois. I have decided to write on this topic due the fact that the use of “meth” has greatly increased in recent years and it is important to understand the serious nature of such cases. It cannot be stressed enough that prosecutors take a harsh stance in such cases and that you should contact a criminal defense attorney immediately if you have been arrested and charged. There are numerous topics which I intend to address over the course of my coming…
This post concludes my series on whether Chicago residents should plead guilty to domestic violence charges. I decided to write on this topic because the decision of whether to enter a plea, and to accept a permanent criminal record is not one which should be taken lightly. One point I have stressed throughout my recent articles is the fact that you should contact a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible if you find yourself facing charges. I have addressed several topics over my recent posts. Issues which I have analyzed included serving probation after a domestic violence conviction and…
This is the next post in my short series on whether Chicago, Illinois residents should plead guilty to domestic violence charges. My last article discussed what to expect while on probation for such an offense. It is important to understand that violating probation will result in jail time. In this post I will address the topic of how a domestic violence conviction will impact your rights to own a firearm. If this is an issue you are concerned about then you should speak with a criminal defense attorney immediately. Illinois and federal law prohibit a person from owning a gun…
This is the second post in my brief series on whether one should plead guilty to domestic violence charges in Chicago, Illinois. My last post provided an overview of topics which I will be discussing and stressed the need to contact a criminal defense attorney if you find yourself facing criminal charges. In this article I will address a very important topic – what to expect while serving probation for a domestic assault conviction. The consequences for even a “minor” offense can be severe. Chicago residents convicted of domestic violence may serve jail time and will often be placed on…
This is the second post in my series on filing for post-conviction relief in Chicago, Illinois. My last post provided an overview of topics I will be discussing and stressed the need to contact an attorney immediately if you wish to file an appeal. It is important to contact counsel sooner, rather than later, as there are deadlines which must be met or you will lose your right to file an appeal. In this post I will discuss another important topic – the difference between an appeal and a request for post-conviction relief (which is otherwise referred to as “habeas…
This post concludes and recaps my series on the handling of methamphetamine cases in Chicago, Illinois. I wrote on this issue due to the serious nature of such charges and the aggressive nature with which they are prosecuted. My goal with this series has been to provide information which will help defendants know what to expect after an arrest and to make a more informed decision when selecting a criminal defense attorney. I cannot stress enough that you should contact counsel as soon as possible. I have addressed multiple topics over the course of this series. Issues which I have…
  This is the next post in my series on the handling of methamphetamine related offenses in Chicago, Illinois. My last article discussed how search and seizure issues impact meth cases. It is important to understand that being found with narcotics does not automatically mean that you are going to be convicted. In this article I will discuss the topic of serving probation after a conviction. It is crucial that you consult with a criminal defense attorney prior to entering into a plea deal which will place you under supervision. Chicago defendants will have many requirements while serving probation…
This is the next post in my series on the handling of methamphetamine charges in Chicago, Illinois. My last post discussed Illinois’ penalties for meth related crimes. It is important to understand that prosecutors take such matters very seriously and that you need aggressive representation. In this article I will address a common issue in drug cases – whether police violated the defendant’s rights at the time of the arrest. If one’s rights were violated then it may be possible to have the charges dismissed. If you have been arrested then it is important that you contact a criminal…
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This is the first post in a new series which will address the handling of methamphetamine charges in Chicago, Illinois. I have decided to write on this topic due the fact that the use of “meth” has greatly increased in recent years and it is important to understand the serious nature of such cases. It cannot be stressed enough that prosecutors take a harsh stance in such cases and that you should contact a criminal defense attorney immediately if you have been arrested and charged. There are numerous topics which I intend to address over the course of my coming…