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Category Archives: Chicago Criminal Attorney Blog

Fourth Amendment Continues To Be Attacked

A New York Times article entitled Supreme Court Says Police May Use Evidence Found after Illegal Stops reports that citizens may not always be able to rely on evidence found during an illegal stop by law enforcement to be excluded at trial. In … Read More

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Parole Agents Should Not Be Able To Stop And Frisk Non-Parolees

A Pennsylvania appellate court has ruled that parole agents may frisk non-parolees that are guests of parolees during arrests or home visits if they suspect those people are armed and dangerous. In December 2013, two parole agents went to check … Read More

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Can the police search a legally parked car?

Arguments were made this month before the Ohio Supreme Court regarding if a legally parked car that was searched without a warrant was unconstitutional. The defendant’s vehicle was searched after he was arrested on an outstanding warrant for domestic violence. … Read More

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Murder Rates Rising Sharply – Is More Policing The Answer?

The New York Times article Murder Rates Rising Sharply in Many U.S. Cities by Monica Davey and Mitch Smith on August 31, 2015, reports that cities across the nation are seeing a startling rise in murders after years of declines. … Read More

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Michigan Sentencing Guidelines

On July 29, 2015 in People v. Lockridge, No. 149073, the Michigan Supreme Court decided that Michigan’s sentencing guidelines violate a defendant’s sixth amendment fundamental right to jury trial, and that judges should use them only in an advisory capacity. … Read More

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Retail Theft

A Retail Theft Charge Has Serious Ramifications: A Criminal Lawyer Can Help A retail theft conviction carries with it serious penalties and possibly jail time. In addition, a convicted individual may find securing employment, renting a home or obtaining professional … Read More

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Right to Remain Silent

One of the most important and well known parts of the U.S. Constitution for those charged with a crime is the 5th Amendment and the Right To Remain Silent.  But what are the Miranda Rights and how does this play … Read More

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Retail Theft Defense Tips

If you’ve been charged with retail theft at a retailer, there are a few things to keep in mind. Many people make the one time mistake of taking something from a store in a momentary lapse of judgement. While the … Read More

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DUI and Traffic Violations

This blog is dedicated to posts related to DUI charges, traffic violation charges and defense strategies in Chicago and the surrounding counties.

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Gun Charges Blog

This blog is dedicated to posts related to gun charges and defense strategies in Chicago and the surrounding counties.

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Chicago Criminal Attorney Blog

Fourth Amendment Continues To Be Attacked Posted on: June 28, 2016

A New York Times article entitled Supreme Court Says Police May Use Evidence Found after Illegal Stops reports that citizens may not always be able to rely on evidence found during an illegal stop by law enforcement to be excluded at trial. In … Read More

Parole Agents Should Not Be Able To Stop And Frisk Non-Parolees Posted on: January 2, 2016

A Pennsylvania appellate court has ruled that parole agents may frisk non-parolees that are guests of parolees during arrests or home visits if they suspect those people are armed and dangerous. In December 2013, two parole agents went to check … Read More

Can the police search a legally parked car? Posted on: October 4, 2015

Arguments were made this month before the Ohio Supreme Court regarding if a legally parked car that was searched without a warrant was unconstitutional. The defendant’s vehicle was searched after he was arrested on an outstanding warrant for domestic violence. … Read More