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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.

How does the 6th Amendment protect those facing a felony charge?

The law is sometimes intricate and complex. For people in Illinois who have not studied law, facing a felony charge could be similar to trying to interpret a foreign language. Fortunately, the Bill of Rights defines many different rights that are afforded to those who face criminal charges. Without intimate knowledge of these rights, however, a defendant could become overwhelmed as he or she goes through the court system.

Illinois chiropractor must mount felony defense

There are a variety of different treatments a person can seek when experiencing some sort of physical ailment. Of all of the treatments available, many people argue for the various benefits of seeing a chiropractor. Treatment from a chiropractor can, they claim, reduce back pain or headaches, for example. However, one woman in Illinois claims that her chiropractor crossed a line during a treatment session. The doctor must now mount a felony defense after charges were filed against him.

Illinois man faces felony charge after sale of fake hockey ticket

There are many types of sports fans across the country. There are those who only support a team when it is winning, while others are faithful -- even fanatical -- during years of failure. However, any person would be angry and demand justice if they learned that they had lost money purchasing tickets that turned out the be fake. Unfortunately, one man in Illinois now faces a felony charge after allegedly selling fake Blackhawk tickets over the Internet.

Chicago man faces felony charge after holiday shooting

For many people in the country, New Year's Eve is a time of reflection, celebration and hope for the future. Many people think of their successes from the past year and plan for future success. While some people spend the evening with friends and family bringing in yet another year, others spend a quiet evening to themselves. Unfortunately, for one man in the Chicago area, what police officers claim was a celebration for the arrival of 2014 resulted in his hospitalization and arrest on a felony charge.

Former Illinois baseball league treasurer faces felony charge

For many children, playing baseball is one of their favorite pastimes and holds fond memories for them well into adulthood. However, one Illinois youth baseball league has recently been rocked by an alleged scandal. The former treasurer for the league faces a felony charge after being accused of stealing almost $80,000 from the league.

Protesters arrested at Chicago City Hall

This week police arrested about two dozen protesters who were inside Chicago's City Hall at the end of a three-day demonstration against proposed school closings. Community activists, teachers, and concerned parents have conducted marches and staged protests to express their dissaproval of a plan to close 54 Chicago area schools. 

Chicago rapper arrested in car

A young South Side rapper known as Lil Reese was arrested recently after police issued a warrant connected with trespass, battery, and mob action charges. The Chicago resident was reportedly sleeping in a vehicle at the time of the arrest and is being held in lieu of posting bail.

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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