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February 2017 Archives

Have you been named in a federal criminal investigation?

It can be rather disconcerting to answer a knock at your door only to find federal investigators standing on the other side. If they begin asking questions and requesting entrance into your home, things can quickly grow more stressful by the minute. However, in Illinois and throughout the nation, anyone who becomes the subject of a criminal investigation may request legal representation before discussing the situation further.

Alleged speeding leads to attempted murder charges in Illinois

A 57-year-old woman in Illinois is facing big problems after getting stopped by police on the road. The officer who pulled her over said he observed her driving at excessive speeds. However, incident quickly escalated and reportedly led to attempted murder charges being filed against the woman.

The most common types of identity theft

Every day there is a new way for someone to steal an identity. As companies find new ways to protect consumers from identity theft, thieves develop new methods to steal the information. It takes constant upkeep and vigilance to protect an identity and ensure that no one is using a name or social security number. What many do not realize is that identity theft is more than that. There are many ways that an identity can be stolen, and there are times when people get involved in it without even realizing they are.

Will drug charges be filed re police raid at Illinois home?

Imagine being at home when suddenly a loud pounding on the door announces the presence of law enforcement officers wanting to come inside. This is what happened on a recent Monday night in an Illinois neighborhood when police showed up,  saying they had a warrant to search the premises. The situation resulted in two arrests and may lead to formal drug charges.

Last year remembered for many things: Identity theft one of them

Among Illinois readers, there are likely those who enjoy reading about various types of records being set. Whether athletic feats or business accomplishments, it's interesting and fun to read about major achievements. Some records, however, are a little less positive. For instance, one report lists 2016 as being the year when identity theft ranked at an all time high in Illinois and across the nation.

Self-defense may be your best defense

While every criminal allegation has the potential to jeopardize your future, charges involving violent crimes are among the most damaging. If you are accused of battery, manslaughter or murder, you can expect that the prosecution will be aggressive in seeking conviction, so you will want to be aggressive in defending yourself.

Drug charges likely for 2 in Illinois

A woman and her husband in Illinois recently recounted an unnerving situation that began when the two of them heard loud noises in the early hours of a recent Monday morning. The incident resulted in the arrests of two men. Authorities say they expect drug charges to be filed against both.

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