Public Urination Ordinance in Chicago

Under Illinois law, an individual commits “assault” when, “without lawful authority, he or she knowingly engages in conduct which places another in reasonable apprehension of receiving a battery.” That means that assault is committed when

The most serious misdemeanor offense you can face in Illinois is Domestic Battery (720 ILCS 5/12-3.2). Only a DUI (625 ILCS 5/11-503) may jeopardize your career, family circumstances, and personal life as much as a

In addition to Driving Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol (625 ILCS 5/11-501) or Reckless Driving (625 ILCS 5/11-503), there are other traffic offenses in Illinois that are serious, such as Aggravated Fleeing or

In Illinois, defendants facing years of prison may not actually have to complete their entire sentence. Defendants are often eligible for sentence credit based on the completion of programs or services rendered while they are

In Illinois, there are different levels of retail theft charges for which the punishments can differ. A punishment can increase from misdemeanor to felony after a theft exceeds a relatively low monetary value. Retail theft

In Illinois, a defendant charged with a felony criminal offense is entitled to a bond hearing to determine the amount of bail. A person charged with an offense is allowed counsel at the hearing at

Stalking No Contact Order Illinois courts hold civil stalking no contact proceedings for persons who cannot obtain relief under the Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986. The individual seeking the “no contact order” is known

Criminal Trespass In Illinois, there are at least seven (7) different subsections for criminal “trespass.”  Some of the statutes are: Criminal Trespass to Vehicles (720 ILCS 5/21-2);Criminal Trespass to Real Property (720 ILCS 5/21-3); Criminal Trespass

[caption id="attachment_3173" align="alignnone" width="333"] Defending Bad Check Cases[/caption] If you are looking for a forgery defense lawyer in Chicago or Illinois Fenbert Law is on your side. Despite the decline in the use of checks,

In Illinois, there are about 16 different types of theft offenses: Theft (720 ILCS 5/16-1), Theft or lost or mislaid property (720 ILCS 5/16-2), Identity theft (720 ILCS 5/16-30), Online theft by deception (720 ILCS