Charged with felony, reduced to misdemeanor: why does my record still show it as a felony?
I recently received this email from a potential client: I noticed that there were two Class 4 felonies on my record. What exactly is a Class 4 felony? I wasn’t even aware that they were on my record because I thought they were reduced to misdemeanors but I guess I was wrong since they showed up. Is this something that can only be accessed my [...]
Sticking with his Easter tradition, Governor Quinn grants pardons for many, including our clients
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn likes to grant clemency petitions (aka pardons) during the holidays. Sticking with his holiday tradition, on Good Friday, Governor Quinn granted 87 pardons to those convicted of crimes in the State of Illinois. (He also denied 135 petitions.) Pardon received for Tamara Holder’s client Governor Blagojevich left Governor Quinn with a huge backlog when he was impeached in January of 2009. [...]
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Blago’s Last Stand
Last week I read an interesting article in the newspapers about former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. With his sentencing date coming up soon, he and his wife have been furiously campaigning the public to send in letters of support for the convicted Governor. I can only assume that Blago hopes to have a Miracle on 34th Street moment in which thousands of letters are dumped [...]
Arrested as a juvenile in Illinois? No automatic expungement!
Yesterday, Jeff Dana of TribLocal reported: “Disorderly conduct: Three 15-year-old boys from Northbrook, Chicago and Buffalo Grove were issued citations at 7 p.m. May 14 at My Pie pizzeria, 1361 Shermer Road, after someone complained that a group of boys were harassing his girlfriend, who was dining at the restaurant. One of the boys allegedly pulled down his pants and exposed himself to the two [...]
Tagged: air gun > arrest > Battery > Buffalo Grove > Chicago > Cook County > criminal record > disorderly conduct > Expunge > harassment > Illinois > juvenile > My Pie pizzeria > Northbrook > public indecency > Seal
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War protestors arrested by Chicago Police still have criminal record despite dismissed case
On March 21, 2003, about 900 protestors in opposition to the Iraq arrested by the Chicago Police along the Magnificent Mile. The protest was organized by the Iraq Peace Pledge, March 19 Coalition, and was supported by approximately 70 other organizations, including Chicago Coalition Against War and Racism. Police spokesman Dave Bayless told the press that the arrested anti-war protestors faced mob-action and “other misdemeanor charges.” [...]
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