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Fifteen-year-old charged as adult in Chicago shooting

Weapons charges are among the most serious counts a person can face in Illinois. Without a strong criminal defense, charges for the illegal possession or use of a firearm can lead to conviction that alters the landscape of a person's future. Weapons crimes can result in a long prison sentence and compromise opportunities to enjoy a normal life upon release. These charges can be especially detrimental to minors, who may be charged as an adult and have their future taken from them before they turn 18.

19-year-old charged with felony after Illinois rollover accident

Facing criminal charges can be a scary process. This is especially true for those with little or no experience with the legal process in Illinois, as it is not always easy to know what the best course of action is to take. No matter what type of crime a person is accused of committing, establishing a criminal defense strategy is important in order to try to avoid jail time, fines and other consequences. A conviction for a crime in Illinois can lead to long-term consequences that may make it difficult to find work and housing or even to obtain a driver's license. 

Three Illinois men charged with felony drug crimes

Possession of illegal substances in Illinois is punishable by jail time and fines. When charges for distribution are introduced, the potential sentence for the crimes escalates quickly. Whether it is for marijuana, prescription drugs or heroin, Illinois law enforcement is looking to put those they associate with using and distributing drugs behind bars. For this reason, Chicago residents facing felony drug charges need to pursue a solid criminal defense in order to protect their name and their future. 

Deadly Illinois accident results in severe DUI charge

For people in Chicago, heading out to restaurants and bars with friends can be a great way to unwind and have a good time. Many bars and restaurants offer drink specials and happy hours to entice people to begin drinking in the afternoon or early evening. The Chicago culture primes the area for law enforcement’s intense focus on catching supposed drunk drivers. 

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