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Filing for Post-Conviction Relief In Chicago, Illinois

This is the third post in my series on the handling of post-conviction relief cases in Chicago, Illinois. My last post explained the difference between appeals and post-conviction requests. It is important to understand that these are two different processes, which are heard by different courts, and that they involve different legal issues. In this […]
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The Difference Between Chicago, Illinois Criminal Appeals And Post Conviction Relief

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 […]
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Seeking Post Conviction Relief In Chicago, Illinois

This is my first in a series regarding filing for post conviction relief in Chicago or elsewhere in Illinois. After a jury finds you guilty you may feel that something occurred in your trial which should not have. Also, there may be new evidence in your case that was not available at the time of […]
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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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