Alcohol-Related Charges Common in Illinois

People all across Chicago and Illinois will be celebrating the 4th of July weekend with friends and family at barbecues, fireworks displays, and parties. Many of these celebrations will have alcohol present for guests to enjoy. Let’s review a few of the most common alcohol-related charges that defendants face in Illinois. Public Urination Chicago has…

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Criminal Trespass Charge in the State of Illinois

Charges for criminal trespass in Illinois range from a Class A misdemeanor to a Class 4 felony depending on the subsection that is violated. Criminal trespass subsections in Illinois law include: Criminal Trespass to Vehicles (720 ILCS 5/21-2) Criminal Trespass to Real Property (720 ILCS 5/21-3) Criminal Trespass to State Supported Land (720 ILCS 5/21-5)…

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Court Supervision in Illinois

Many of my clients ask me, “What is supervision?” In Illinois, if you are charged with a misdemeanor criminal offense you are most likely eligible for “Court Supervision” even if you are found guilty after a trial by a judge or jury. If you plead guilty or are found guilty of a misdemeanor offense you…

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