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Misdemeanors in Chicago, Illinois Have Serious and Far Reaching Consequences

I often speak with Chicago defendants who do not realize the effects which a misdemeanor conviction can have on their life. Misdemeanors carry less time in custody and smaller fines but still have far-reaching consequences you may not have considered. There are several common charges I would like to address: Driving on a Suspended License […]
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Defending Against Solicitation Charges in Chicago And Cook County, Illinois –Series Recap

This is my final post on handling solicitation charges in Chicago, Illinois and surrounding counties. The series covered some important topics to understand if you have been arrested for solicitation or prostitution in Illinois. The topics which I have discussed included: Search and seizure issues in Chicago solicitation cases The consequences of a Chicago solicitation […]
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Expunging A Chicago, Illinois Solicitation Charge

This is my fourth post regarding handling prostitution and solicitation charges in Chicago, Illinois. My last post discussed the consequences of a solicitation conviction. I understand that it can be frightening and embarrassing to face such a charge and dealing with it can be very stressful, especially if it is your first arrest. Luckily, if […]
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Penalties For Solicitation or Prostitution Conviction in Chicago, Illinois

This is my third post in my series on defending against solicitation charges in Chicago. My last post discussed unreasonable search and seizure issues in solicitation cases. Any arrest or conviction can have a lasting impact on your ability to obtain a job, a professional license or even clearance through customs. Crimes involving sex allegations […]
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Chicago Residents Should Know Their Rights After A Solicitation Arrest

This is my second post in my series on defending against prostitution or solicitation charges in Chicago, Illinois. My last post discussed the consequences of being charged with solicitation. This article will discuss how such cases implicate your search and seizure rights. Police must have probable cause to arrest Chicago residents for solicitation or they […]
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Defending Against Solicitation Charges in Chicago, Illinois

This post is the first in my series regarding things to know when you are arrested for solicitation or prostitution in Illinois. Solicitation is offering to perform any sexual act in exchange for money property or any other thing of value. You can be charged with solicitation even if you never actually perform a sex […]
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Fighting Domestic Violence Charges in Chicago, Illinois – Series Wrap-up

This is my last post regarding what to expect when facing a domestic violence case in Chicago. My last post discussed your right to self-defense in domestic situations and the ways your attorney will aid you in mounting such a defense at trial. The series also discussed reasons why Illinois residents may find themselves facing […]
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Claiming Self Defense In A Chicago Domestic Violence Case

This is my fourth post in my series on defending yourself against domestic violence allegations in Chicago courtrooms. My last post discussed defending against false claims of domestic abuse. As with many crimes of violence, you may have a claim of self-defense if you did not instigate the physical altercation. However, making a self-defense claim […]
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Defending Against False Domestic Violence Allegations in Chicago, Illinois

This is my third post in my continuing series on defending against domestic assault charges in Chicago. My last post covered the process one faces with domestic violence charges. Many people find their lives entirely disrupted by allegations from an intimate partner. Police arrive, parents are separated from children and criminal protective orders prevent any […]
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The Process Chicago Residents Face After Arrest For Domestic Violence

This is the second post in my series of regarding arrests for domestic violence and issues which arise in court. My last post gave a general overview of what to expect upon arrest. This article will explain the process which Chicago residents may expect after being arrested for such an offense. Once you are charged […]
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