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Some Cook County Traffic Cases May Not Be Pursued

Published: Jul 21, 2017 in Legal Blog, Traffic

Not all traffic offenses are created equal. Some are serious and put other peoples’ lives in genuine danger. If you are ticketed or arrested for one of these types of traffic offenses, you can expect prosecutors to move forward with charges against you. However, other…

What Does It Mean to Plead Insanity?

Published: Jul 14, 2017 in Criminal Defense, Legal Blog

You have likely heard about people who plead insanity in criminal trials. Without any further explanation, you simply assume this means the defendant is crazy, or in more polite terms, seriously mentally ill. If the defendant is truly sick, it must mean they could not…

Is Recreational Marijuana Coming to Illinois?

Published: Jun 30, 2017 in Drug Crimes, Legal Blog

The possession and use of cannabis for recreational purposes is legal in eight American states, and it is legal for medical purposes in 30. Even in states such as Illinois, where the plant remains illegal, both municipalities and now the state legislature have passed decriminalization…