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Top Defenses Against Criminal Charges That You Should Know About

Whether you have been charged with the possession of a controlled substance or illicit drug, or with trafficking with the intention to sell or distribute drugs illegally, there are a number of legal defenses that can help you reduce the severity of sentencing, particularly if it is a first time offense. As a criminal defense lawyer in Chicago, our firm has seen decades of cases and designed strategic defense plans to serve our clients.  We’ll review some of the key…

Cannabis among frozen strawberries led to dolton man’s arrest

Being accused of drug crimes can carry serious consequences. Those who are charged with crimes such as drug trafficking, drug possession or intent to distribute may face stiff fines or possible jail sentences. Anyone faced with drug charges should know how to fight the charges. Police conducting a narcotics trafficking investigation in southeast Chicago began surveillance on a man’s rental truck when they learned that the non-refrigerated vehicle had frozen strawberries as its cargo. Authorities approached the man, who cooperated with authorities.…

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…

Federal charges against us marshal dropped

The federal government has its own court system with separate laws, regulations and procedures in which it prosecutes certain categories of crimes. If someone is found guilty on federal charges, that person can face serious penalties including large fines and lengthy prison sentences. However, it is possible, with the right help, for people to fight federal charges and avoid punishment. For example, in a recent Chicago case, a federal judge has dismissed charges against a U.S. marshal. This man had been accused…

Man charged with sexual assault for second time in same case

Under Illinois law, people have certain protections against unfair practices on behalf of the police and prosecutors. When people face serious criminal charges, like sexual assault charges, these protections ensure that people receive fair criminal proceedings. In one Illinois case, these protections led to prosecutors drop the charges against a 25-year-old man who had been facing allegations of sexual assault. However, after a 15 hour long raid by the FBI, the man has recently been re-charged with felony criminal sexual assault.…

Accident leads to drug charges for chicago man

Often people’s main interactions with police officers are in their cars — people may be stopped for minor traffic infractions or the police may be called following an accident. While many traffic stops are routine, some can lead to more serious consequences including drug charges. Police may decide to search a vehicle during a stop and can find illegal contraband. In a recent case, a man was driving near the intersection of Morse Avenue and North Sheridan Road in Chicago when…

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