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DuPage County Caregiver Charged With Multiple Elderly Financial Abuse Crimes

08/18/2017 01:09:39 AM

Last month, a DuPage County grand jury charged a Chicago woman with several Illinois identity theft-related crimes. The woman reportedly worked as a caregiver for an elderly Hinsdale resident and gained unauthorized access to many of her personal ...

Understanding Disorderly Conduct in Illinois

08/10/2017 16:50:22 PM

Disorderly conduct is a broad criminal act that encompasses several illicit behaviors. Behavior of a merely obnoxious manner can constitute disorderly conduct. For example, an Illinois man was charged with disorderly conduct after he stumbled ...

Chicago Men Charged in Naperville Robberies

08/09/2017 18:14:17 PM

Earlier this month, warrants were issued for the arrest of two men for felony armed robbery, according to DuPage County court records. The men, who do not appear to have criminal records, are suspected of robbing two separate Naperville stores. ...

The Process of Getting Your Criminal Record Expunged

08/04/2017 14:02:10 PM

Being convicted of a crime means that the conviction will have consequences on your life for years to come, even beyond the criminal penalties given by court. Having a criminal conviction on your record can affect what kind of jobs you can get, ...

Understanding Statutory Rape in Illinois

08/02/2017 14:19:52 PM

When does consensual sex between two people turn into statutory rape? To help answer this question it is important to know that – in the case of underage sex –  the idea of “consent” is less of a factual argument and more of a defined ...

Consequences of Driving Without Insurance in Illinois

07/27/2017 03:18:59 AM

In 2017, Illinois rolled out new regulations that could aggravate the consequences of driving in the state without insurance. It is important to understand the current requirements in Illinois for car insurance and the consequences that you ...

Do I Really Need an Attorney for a Misdemeanor Offense?

07/24/2017 13:44:05 PM

Crimes are generally broken down into two categories: felonies and misdemeanors. Felonies are typically considered to be more serious offenses and are subject to greater penalties. Misdemeanors are typically considered to be less serious offenses ...

Can You Stand Your Ground in Illinois?

07/21/2017 14:46:03 PM

Since 2005, 28 states have passed some version of a Stand Your Ground law. Stand Your Ground laws essentially revoke the “duty to retreat” and make it lawful for a person to use force in self-defense. Another 8 states, including Illinois, ...

Illinois Moving Toward Decriminalizing Marijuana Possession

07/13/2017 13:55:19 PM

Both branches of the Illinois legislature are taking a serious look at decriminalizing marijuana possession in the state. In fact, Illinois is so adamant about changing the state’s drug laws that it has been said it is more a matter of when ...

Class X Felony Offenses in Illinois

07/11/2017 21:51:55 PM

In Illinois, a Class X Felony is the most serious criminal offense a person can commit, aside from First Degree Murder. If you or someone you know has been charged with a Class X Felony in Illinois you should contact an experienced Chicago criminal ...

Illinois Man Faces Grooming Charges

07/11/2017 21:34:25 PM

Earlier this month, an Illinois man was accused of – and confessed to – abusing his position of authority as a substitute teacher to attempt to engage students in sexual relationships. Keith Aarseth used an internet messaging platform to ...

Top 5 Steps To Take After An Arrest

04/24/2017 17:36:00 PM

Have you been arrested? We know that this is a frightening time. You probably feel like your life is out of control. At the Kostopoulos Law Group, we understand what you’re going through. We put together this infographic to highlight the top ...

Can a Child Be Kidnapped by His or Her Own Parent in Illinois?

03/19/2017 15:02:45 PM

What happens when one parent takes a child without the knowledge or permission of the other parent? Parental kidnapping is a very real problem that can have very serious consequences. Soon-to-be ex-spouses embroiled in bitter divorce and custody ...