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Will County Circuit Court’s COVID-19 Response

On March 17, 2019 the Chief Judge Richard Schoenstedt entered the following order in response to the recent COVID-19 pandemic. This order provides for the general continuance of non-essential cases. Effectively, most existing cases are being continued to dates after June 1, 2020. To my clients, please do not hesitate to call should you have… Read more »

Fighting for Justice for Every Client Every Day

  Mankind’s Eternal Search for Justice: Hunefer’s Judgment in the Presence of Osiris Among the earliest records of human history, we find evidence of mankind’s desperate search for balance and justice, both in life and in death. For the ancient Egyptians, social order was paramount, and one’s eternal existence in the afterlife depended on living… Read more »

Atticus Finch: Early Lessons in Justice

Atticus Finch: Early Lessons in Justice  A common staple in high school English classes, Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, has been the inspiration for many to enter into the field of law. From its rich symbolism to the core lessons of democracy, the story paints a rich and valuable picture of America’s struggle… Read more »

Swatting — Dangerous New Trend, More Than Just a Prank

A phone call comes into the local 9-1-1 dispatch center. The dispatcher hears a chilling voice on the other end of the phone: “I have killed a family member and might kill others.” The dispatcher gathers the phone number and address from where the call is coming, and then quickly summons help. Law enforcement and… Read more »

TASC probation: what is it, and how can it help me?

If you have been charged with a crime and you suffer from alcoholism or other drug addiction, you could be eligible for probation through TASC (20 ILCS 301/40-5), which stands for Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities. Unlike “traditional” probation, successful completion of a TASC probation term can provide you with the opportunity to avoid a… Read more »

First Offender Probation For Certain Drug Offenses

Prosecutions for criminal drug offenses in Illinois usually occur under the Cannabis Control Act or the Illinois Controlled Substances Act.  These charges can be either misdemeanors or felonies.  Charges under the Illinois Controlled Substances Act, however, are more likely to be felonies. Despite the increased likelihood of receiving a felony charge under the Controlled Substances… Read more »