The Benefits of Having a Former Prosecutor Appeal Your Criminal Conviction
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When an individual has been convicted of a criminal offense there is no question they will be facing fines, incarceration, probation or other penalties. If there is reason to believe that the final decision of the court was unconstitutional, unjust, or was reached after some form of administrative error, it is extremely important that you consult with a skilled criminal defense lawyer in order to discuss your rights and evaluate the legal options available to you.
 
The lawyers at our firm have extensive experience representing defendants in all types of criminal cases and we are intimately familiar with the entire appeals process. Whether you are looking to make a direct appeal, or you wish to file a post-conviction petition, our firm will be able to review your case, advise you of your legal rights, and provide you with the aggressive representation you need when filing your appeal.…

The Impact a Sex Crimes Conviction Will Have on Your Life
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Rape, sexual battery, prostitution, solicitation, molestation, indecent exposure and sexual battery are all examples of sex crimes. If you or a loved one has been accused of committing a sex crime, you should be aware that Chicago law enforcement officials and prosecuting attorneys take sex crimes extremely seriously, and usually seek the heaviest possible penalties.
 
Thankfully, we have a number of former prosecutors on our team, which allows us to have a direct insight into how the prosecution will prepare their case. This unique perspective also allows us to be able to find weaknesses in the evidence and case against you in order to build an aggressive defense that has a better chance of achieving a case dismissal, reduced charge or acquittal at trial.…

Understanding How a Chicago DUI Attorney Can Challenge Field Sobriety Tests
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For many years, three tests have primarily dominated on-the-spot police pull-overs when an individual is suspected of drinking and driving. The Nystagmus, Walk and Turn, and One Leg Stand tests are frequently employed by police officials who are looking to quickly determine whether or not an individual has been operating a vehicle under impairment. However, these tests are inherently flawed and use of these methods cannot be taken at face value.
 
In the wake of a DUI arrest in the city, immediate steps should be taken to obtain the legal defense of a Chicago DUI attorney who can represent your case. This is particularly true if the arrest was made based upon the results of one or more of the field sobriety tests listed above.…

Chicago DUI Arrest – What’s at Stake without an Attorney
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Driving under the influence is a serious crime which will be punished accordingly if you are officially found guilty and convicted of DUI. However, drinking and driving is not always the same as driving under the influence. In fact, some arrests are made for persons who have been suspected of driving while intoxicated even though their blood alcohol content (BAC) does not reflect percentages beyond the legal limit (.08%). In these cases, the assistance of a Chicago DUI attorney will provide defendants with defense tactics and legal knowledge that could help them escape an unfair conviction.
 
Some individuals who have been arrested for DUI shy away from hiring an attorney.…

Chicago DUI Attorney: How to Know When Defense is Right for You
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In the wake of an arrest for DUI, it can be difficult to know what to do first – who to turn to for help, where to go for advice, and what is expected of you in the aftermath of your driving mistake. For these reasons, it is imperative that the first move you make be the action of obtaining legal representation from a Chicago DUI lawyer in your area.
 
The costs of a conviction for driving under the influence are pricey – financially, emotionally, and even socially. Therefore, it is in your best interest to take immediate action to prevent conviction entirely. An arrest and charge for DUI does not automatically equal conviction.…

With More Drunk Drivers Being Arrested this Season, There is More Need for a Chicago DUI Attorney
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Local police reports from Schaumburg, Illinois show a busy holiday season for law enforcement officials making DUI arrests in areas throughout the state. According to official records, 30 counts of DUI were charged between Black Friday and New Year’s Day, and that is in Schaumburg alone. The number is a drastic increase from the 19 arrests made the previous year.
 
A local department spokesman cited the increase in DUI arrests as a result of an intensified focus on traffic violations in general, particularly those of drunk driving. He continued to say that the department as a whole has a long-term goal of increasing DUI arrests by 10%, a jump that could stand to affect many drivers on the road who may have been drinking, whether at safe driving levels or not.…

January 2012: A Deadly Month for the City of Chicago
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In the last three months of 2011, police official records showed a rise in the number of homicides in the city of Chicago, a trend that has continued into the first month of 2012 as well. Compared to January of last year, homicide rates in the city have risen considerably. In fact, police Superintendent G. McCarthy reported that the rise reflects a jump of more than 50%.
 
The upward trend in homicide rates seems to stand alone, as homicides were the only category of crimes that increased in the initial month of 2012. According to police reports, a 20% decrease was seen in the city’s overall crime rates. City officials such as the mayor have connected the increase in Chicago’s homicide crime rates with its growing number of gangs.…