Tag Archives: Illinois criminal lawyer

Certain State and Federal Crimes Carry Mandatory Minimum Sentences

Mandatory sentencing is a hot-button issue that incites heated debate along the political spectrum. Opponents argue that it unfairly limits judicial discretion and prevents judges from considering mitigating factors on a case-by-case basis.... Continue reading →

Understanding How Illinois Law Classifies a Criminal Conspiracy

Next year is the 150th anniversary of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. History tells us that this tragedy resulted from a conspiracy hatched by Confederate sympathizers. The most famous conspirator–and Lincoln’s assassin–is John... Continue reading →

The Use of DNA Evidence to Convict or Exonerate

Police often rely on DNA evidence to help solve crimes, while prosecutors rely on it to hold alleged criminals accountable under the law. Some prosecutors, for example, will point to DNA evidence possibly linking those charged with first-degree... Continue reading →