When a person is found guilty of charges filed against him or her, the punishment should fit the crime. Just like you might expect someone convicted of murder to face a longer jail sentence, you would expect someone who fails to pay a parking ticket to face no more than a small fine. Unfortunately, things don't always happen that way.
Think about all of the close calls you have had while driving. Maybe you couldn't see very far down a cross-road as you pulled out of a driveway, hoping no one was coming. Or maybe you had to slam on your brakes suddenly when the car in front of you made a quick turn without signaling. We have all been in these situations. While some fortunately remain close calls, others can lead to accidents.
A Chicago man is facing serious criminal charges after an incident that happened this weekend. The 32-year-old man was arrested after police received a call about an armed robbery in Evanston.
It certainly isn’t in every instance, but law enforcement uses stun guns in their regular course of duty. These devices are used as a non-fatal alternative to control suspects during an arrest. Although police might use these devices, they are still considered a weapon. When used while committing an act considered a felony in Illinois, it can spell trouble.
Allegations of sex crimes are among the most serious charges a person can face. Most community members do not take kindly to the idea of an alleged sex offender living amongst them, so prosecutors are under immense pressure to obtain a conviction. Because of this, a well-thought-out defense strategy is extremely important.