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Murder
Mitch Furman

Murder Vs. Manslaughter

Murder, manslaughter and reckless homicide each have their own uniquexlements. Contact our firm today to learn how we can help your case.

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CDL Violations
Mitch Furman

Everything You Need To Know About Overweight Tickets

Under Illinois law 625 ILCS 5/15-112, “Any police officer having reason to believe that the weight of a vehicle and load is unlawful shall require the driver to stop and submit to a weighing.” An officer can use a portable or stationary scale, but if that’s not available, they can require the driver to go to the nearest available scale.

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Guns
Mitch Furman

Aggravated Discharge of Firearm In Illinois

The state of Illinois takes firearm offenses very seriously, and one such offense that carries severe penalties is the aggravated discharge of a firearm. This crime involves discharging a firearm in a reckless and dangerous manner, putting others at risk of harm. Understanding the law and its consequences is crucial to avoiding these charges and their potential consequences. So, let’s delve into the specifics of the aggravated discharge of firearm law in Illinois.

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DUI
Mitch Furman

What to Do If Arrested for a DUI in Chicago?

Being arrested for a DUI (Driving Under the Influence) can be a traumatic and overwhelming experience. It’s important to remember that you have rights and there are steps you can take to handle the situation effectively. Here’s what you should do if you find yourself in this difficult situation:

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Assault
Mitch Furman

Assault Charges in Illinois

Assault is defined as the act of intentionally causing someone to fear that they will be physically harmed. This can include threatening words or actions that make someone believe they are in danger of being physically attacked. In Illinois, assault is considered a violent crime and is taken very seriously by the legal system.

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Battery
Mitch Furman

Things to Know About Battery Laws in Illinois

There are different types of battery crimes in Illinois, including simple battery and aggravated battery. Simple battery occurs when an individual makes physical contact of an insulting or provoking nature without legal justification. It is a Class A misdemeanor and can result in up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $2,500. Aggravated battery, on the other hand, involves causing great bodily harm, permanent disability, or disfigurement to another person or using a deadly weapon in the commission of the offense. Depending on the circumstances, aggravated battery can be charged as a felony, with penalties ranging from 1 to 60 years in prison and fines of up to $25,000.

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CDL Violations
Mitch Furman

Consequences of CDL Traffic Ticket in Illinois

If you find yourself facing the consequences of a CDL ticket in Illinois, enlisting the services of a Premier Chicago CDL ticket lawyer becomes imperative. Navigating through the complexities of Illinois traffic laws and regulations can be overwhelming. Especially, when your livelihood as a truck driver is at stake. A skilled trucking ticket attorney, Mitch Furman, possesses an intricate understanding of both state and federal transportation regulations, ensuring that he is well-equipped to handle your case with utmost professionalism and expertise. From speeding violations to overweight infractions or even more severe offenses such as DUIs, our comprehensive knowledge allows us to strategize effective defense strategies, tailored specifically to your unique circumstances. By partnering with a seasoned advocate who specializes in handling CDL tickets, you gain peace of mind knowing that every legal avenue will be explored diligently on your behalf – ultimately aiming for minimized penalties or even dismissal of charges altogether.

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Guns
Mitch Furman

Gun Case Lawyer in Chicago

Gun possession charges in Illinois can range anywhere from a Class A Misdemeanor to the most extreme of Felonies. If you’re caught with a weapon in Chicago, you may be facing a Class X felony if you have previously been convicted as a felon. Even if your previous conviction has nothing to do with a gun charge.

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