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How Can a Chicago Criminal Defense Attorney Help You?

Criminal Defense Law – Types of Criminal Defenses If you have unfortunately been accused in a criminal crime, you need to come up with a solid defense that projects your innocence. It takes a lawyer with a lot of experience and thorough knowledge of the law to make a defense that will convince the judge and the jury of your innocence. A weak defense can send an innocent person to prison while a strong defense can get a defendant acquitted.…

Prosecutors lack evidence in sexual assault case

On behalf of Law Office of Robert Kerr, LLC posted in Sexual Assault on Wednesday, October 2, 2013. When police investigate a crime, they are looking for evidence that can be used against the suspect during criminal proceedings. There has to be enough evidence that a Chicago prosecutor can try to obtain a guilty verdict — which requires proof that a person is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. If police and prosecutors do not have enough evidence, or some evidence is excluded from the…

Man denied bond after sexual assault allegations

Sexual assault charges are very serious in Chicago. They can lead to extreme punishments that have life-long effects. These ramifications can start from the moment a person faces allegations of sexual assault. For one 26-year-old man, these consequences have started the moment he was arrested. According to police, the man broke into a home on Chicago’s Southside by using a garbage can. Once in the house, police claim that the man grabbed a knife from the kitchen and went to…

Illinois man arrested for possession of child pornography

In the age of the internet, people can distribute child pornography between themselves more easily than ever before. With cellphone and video technology in almost everyone’s home, child pornography is also more easily made than in the past. With this increased activity, police and prosecutors at the local, state and federal levels take finding people who make or look at child pornography very seriously. In order to catch people with child pornography, police will often conduct undercover investigations. These investigations…

Northern illinois student sexually assaulted

A sexual assault conviction can lead to severe penalties, including a lengthy prison sentence and registration as a sexual offender. A sexual assault charge may also result in considerable social stigma even if it does not result in a conviction, so it is important for those accused to understand all of their defense options. DeKalb, Illinois, police are investigating an alleged sexual assault that occurred on Oct. 26 at around 3 a.m. The campus police at Northern Illinois University received the complaint…

Englewood 4 sue for police, prosecutors for wrongful conviction

Police officers nationwide have had a bad rap for forcing confessions and framing people for crimes they didn’t commit. In some forces, such as the Chicago Police Department, it was considered endemic, so those defending themselves against accusations of homicide or other crimes needed to understand that what was happening wasn’t right or even legal. The four men were originally convicted in 1994 of the rape and murder of a 30-year-old woman, who was found in Chicago’s Englewood area. The men were…

Judge hands down harsh sentence to alleged pimp

As a suburban Chicago man recently found out, being convicted of a sex crime is a serious matter that can lead to serving serious prison time. An increased awareness of human trafficking activities has led to more aggressive prosecution of sex crimes, especially in those instances where women are allegedly forced into prostitution. A federal judge sentenced the 47-year-old man to life in prison earlier this month for a host of crimes, including selling nearly two-dozen women into prostitution over the…

Chicago man faces sexual assault charges

Sexual assault charges can result in lengthy prison sentences, and a conviction can mean facing the stigma of registering as a sex offender. It is important for anyone facing sexual assault charges to understand all legal options available to them in order to mount a strong criminal defense. One Chicago man is currently facing charges for allegedly assaulting a 19-year-old woman at her place of work. The 27-year-old man has been charged with four felony counts, one of which is aggravated criminal sexual…

Galesburg man convicted of attempted criminal sexual assault

A conviction for criminal sexual assault can have many consequences, including potentially long jail sentences and a lifetime of having to register as a sex offender. That’s why it’s important that anyone facing a criminal sexual assault charge understands all the charges and legal options available to make sure their full legal rights are protected. A Galesburg, Illinois, man was recently found guilty of one count of aggravated battery and two counts of attempted aggravated criminal sexual assault after he was accused…

Former stepson of white sox executive charged with sexual assault

Criminal charges of any kind can have a negative impact on both the personal and professional lives of a defendant. An individual facing a sexual assault charge could face the prospect of a possible prison sentence, registration as a sex offender and social stigma associated with the crime. As readers in Chicago may have heard, the former stepson of one of the executives with the Chicago White Sox made an appearance in a Chicago bond court recently. He was held on $150,000…

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