Does Illinois have a Castle Doctrine? My answer is: it depends. Although that answer is technically accurate, it tends to leave people a tad annoyed. It doesn’t give them the “yes” or “no” that they wanted. Illinois does not have a statute titled “Castle Doctrine”. However, there are multiple statutes that work as a form of […]
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Illinois courts have consistently condemned prosecutors injecting race into opening statements or closing arguments. However, this still seems to be an issue as evidenced in the Fifth District case of People v. Marshall, 2013 IL App (5th) 110430. In Marshall, the Defendant was charged and, subsequently, convicted of two counts of first-degree murder. Id. at ¶ 3, ¶ 10. The State produced two witnesses, Jodie Lacy and Crystal Blye, who implicated the Defendant in the victim’s murder. Id. at ¶ 4. These witnesses gave statements to the police shortly after the incident, which they later recanted in letters written to Defendant’s attorney. Id. at ¶ 5-6. When they testified at trial, both witnesses testified for the State. Id. It was obvious … [Read More...] about People v. Marshall – Prosecutor’s use of race inappropriate.
Are you facing weapons charges? Will County criminal defense attorney Ryan N. Hejmanowski can help you! Weapons charges include Unlawful Use of a Weapon (UUW), unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon, unlawful or reckless discharge of a firearm, gunrunning, unlawful sale of a firearm, Firearm Owner's identification Card (FOID) violations, and Concealed Carry violations. Depending on the offense, the charges can be classified as either misdemeanor or felony. Other factors can cause the charges to be increased to an aggravated crime. What are the penalties for being charged with a weapons crime? It really depends on the specific charges. However, weapons convictions can carry harsh sentences and penalties. Those sentences are usually … Read more... about Weapons Charges
Ryan N. Hejmanowski
I am a Will County attorney who has been a litigator throughout my career. I have handled a myriad of cases from their inception through resolution, including jury trials. I am a local lawyer who handles cases ranging from criminal defense and family law through personal injury. If you have been charged with a crime, are contemplating a divorce, or have been hurt in an accident, I can help you. Even if you're located in any of the surrounding counties including Cook, Kankakee, Lake, DuPage, McHenry, and Kane, call me to discuss your case.
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