Archive, October 2015.
Criminal charges and arrests can unnerving for both the individuals involved and their families. However, when a child faces criminal trouble, the situation is often even more frightening. When a child is dealing with criminal charges, even if he or she is in juvenile court, those charges are just as serious as adult criminal charges.
Posted in Juvenile Law
Violent crimes carry some of the harshest penalties in the criminal justice system, and when when you are accused or charged with a violent crime, it can be overwhelming. However, there are several steps that occur between an investigation and a conviction. Therefore, if you have been charged with a violent crime, you need a lawyer who is willing to give you a vigorous defense.
Posted in Violent Crimes
You may think that a traffic ticket is not a big deal. However, before you open your checkbook and pay the fine, you may want to know the potential consequences of that ticket. Some tickets are not just infractions—they could lead to criminal consequences.
Posted in Traffic Law
The criminal justice system is built on the idea that every person is innocent until proven guilty. Still, if you have ever been arrested in Illinois, even if you were never convicted, or even charged, you have a criminal record in the system. However, Illinois law provides a way for you to have your record expunged, erasing all traces of any arrests or charges, under certain conditions.
Posted in Criminal Law