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October 2014 Archives

Woman in Illinois faces DUI charge after accident

There are many different reasons a car accident might happen. A person might be unfamiliar with the traffic patterns. He or she may become distracted by pedestrians or there could be unexpected wildlife in the road. As a result, it is prudent that car accidents are thoroughly investigated in order to determine the actual cause before criminal charges are issued. However, an Illinois woman now faces a DUI charge after a car accident.

What it means to be accused of embezzlement

There are many types of crime that are committed every day. However, there are also many people who are accused of a crime they did not commit. Even if they did commit the crime, there is often a different side of the story that may paint any alleged incident in a different light. If a person in Illinois is accused of embezzlement, there are several things that must be proven.

2 men charged with murder in death of 16-year-old

Many people in this country are relatively comfortable boasting about the rights afforded to those who live here. Many of those rights deal with the treatment of those who face criminal charges, including those who are charged with murder. Two men in Chicago will likely work to ensure that their rights are upheld as they go through the criminal process after being charged with murdering a teenager.

4 years later, Chicago man charged with murder

All too often, news of a person's disappearance fills the evening news programs. It is a family's worst nightmare to have a missing relative whose whereabouts is unknown. Understandably, that person's friends and relatives want answers and justice if foul play is suspected. Recently, one Chicago man has been charged with murder almost four years after his girlfriend went missing and was discovered dead.

Experienced Chicago attorney can help with a felony defense

Many people have found themselves facing criminal charges in Chicago. In all criminal cases, the accused is considered innocent in the eyes of the law until -- and only if --sufficient evidence is provided to prove otherwise. The attorney at the Law Office of Stephen L Richards can help you mount a felony defense if you are accused of any of a variety of different crimes, as well as protect your rights as you maneuver through the criminal process.

Notable Results

  • Accusation: Attempt First Degree Murder
  • Facing: 30 years in prison at 85%
  • Result: Post-conviction petition granted
  • Accusation: Solicitation of a Prostitute, Obstructing Justice, Battery
  • Facing: 365 days in jail, loss of legal residence
  • Result: All charges but battery dropped, one year expungeable supervision
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