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Violent Crimes

What tools does anger management provide?

While anger is normal, you may be fighting a battle with your anger if you face charges of violent crimes. Those who struggle with anger do not always know the type of help available to them. Just because you have difficulty controlling anger now does not mean you...

Why eyewitness testimony is often inaccurate

When Illinois residents face criminal charges and wind up in court, their cases may involve the testimony of eyewitnesses who say they saw them committing some type of crime. However, contrary to popular belief, eyewitness testimony is not particularly reliable....

What you need to know about assault

One thing that many people do not understand is that assault does not always involve touching someone directly. Assault and battery is the charge you will see if you strike an individual. There are two different types of assault charges that you should understand....

How do the courts select a jury?

If you are preparing for a criminal trial, it is normal to feel some nervousness over the jury selection process—one important detail to keep in mind that jurors have to represent a cross-section of the community. According to the United States Courts, the jury...

How much violent crime occurs in Illinois?

The 2018 state-by-state U.S. crime statistics have been released, and, unfortunately, Illinois ranks in the top 20 states for violent crime. Specifically, a report in USA Today ranks Illinois number 19 in terms of the number of violent crimes reported in our state...

What is the chain of custody?

When it comes to criminal cases, the evidence is incredibly important. For your defense, you want to disprove any evidence that is against you or try to show it violates the law in some way. One common defense strategy is to prove there is an issue with the chain of...