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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 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.

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  • Facing: 30 years in prison at 85%
  • Result: Post-conviction petition granted
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  • Facing: 365 days in jail, loss of legal residence
  • Result: All charges but battery dropped, one year expungeable supervision
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