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Skokie Criminal Defense Attorney
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Archives for: July 30th, 2019

CLIENT CHARGED WITH:

Client called Mr. Weisberg after Des Plaines Police executed a search warrant at a storage facility rented exclusively by Client. The police recovered thousands of grams of cannabis and other items such as scales and baggies suggesting client was using the facility to sell cannabis. The client could have faced 4-15 years in prison if convicted in court. Mr. Weisberg talked multiple times to the detective and on March 5, 2019, walked Client in to the police station to meet [...]

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Client was charged with domestic battery after he allegedly struck his girlfriend in their Chicago apartment. Mr. Weisberg appeared in court with Client on March 18, 2019 and after meeting with the prosecutor, the charges we dismissed. Client was not convicted and paid no fine.

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The client was arrested after a lengthy undercover police investigation as well as the execution of numerous search warrants. All alleged criminal activity was video and audio recorded by the undercover police. The client was facing up to 30 years in prison despite that fact his record was clean. Mr. Weisberg was able to convince the prosecutors to dismiss all of the serious charges and allow the client to be placed on “2nd Chance Probation.” With this special probation, the [...]

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NFL Reviews Domestic Violence Policy in Light of the Ray Rice Case

Domestic Violence

Although it took place several months ago and footage was sent to NFL security chief in April, 2014, the video of Baltimore Ravens’ Ray Rice knocking his then-fiancée unconscious and dragging her body out of a casino elevator was released to the public only last month. Initially, Commissioner Roger Goodell gave Rice a two-game suspension, but following loud protests and wide criticism, the Baltimore Ravens released him, and Goodell suspended him indefinitely.

The league’s history of punishing players for conduct [...]

How Is Probable Cause Established in a Shoplifting Case?

Shoplifting / Retail Theft

Shoplifting cases may have relatively lower exposure to punishment compared to other criminal offenses, but the legal, social, and personal consequences may impact a person’s life for a long time. Aside from criminal penalties that typically include fines, imprisonment, or both, the offender will get a criminal record that will be stored in the national database and accessed at any time by the police, public institutions, employers, and landlords.  The stigma carried by a shoplifting conviction, which can limit housing, [...]

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