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Who Decides What Crime You Face?

Posted by Steven H. Fagan | Dec 05, 2018 | 0 Comments

In Illinois law, whether you're facing a DUI, a traffic ticket like Aggravated Speeding or a felony like UUW or Criminal Sexual Assault, there are decisions made all along the process to determine what charges you'll face. Prosecutorial Discretion is about who decides your criminal charges.

Your DUI at the Skokie Courthouse - a practical guide

Posted by Steven H. Fagan | Nov 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

DUI at the Skokie Courthouse: A Practical Guide Any Illinois DUI arrest is an upsetting event. Most people arrested for DUI have never had any significant contact with the court system like experienced DUI lawyers might, and certainly never contemplated facing serious criminal penalties, but the...

Five Questions For Hiring a Lawyer for Criminal or DUI Defense

Posted by Steven H. Fagan | Oct 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

There are 5 basic questions you should ask BEFORE you hire any Illinois criminal defense attorney or DUI lawyer.  1. What is my fee and will you put it in writing? 2. Who will be in Court with me? 3. Will I be able to ask questions later, and how? 4. Will I know what my bill is and how to pay it? 5. Will I get reminders of schedule court appearance dates?

Illinois DUI and Criminal Arrest Drop Through the Floor

Posted by Steven H. Fagan | Jun 01, 2018 | 0 Comments

Total DUI arrests by the Illinois State Police dropped from 10,734 in 2010 to 5,619 in 2016. Chicago Police DUI arrests went from 3,695 in 2010 down to 2,592 in 2016. Chicago Police criminal arrests for the same years declined form 167,541 in 2010 to a meager 85,493 in 2016. We think this is an enforcement slowdown, not evidence of an improved society - let us know what you think.

Best Chicago DUI Lawyers 2018

Posted by Steven H. Fagan | Jan 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Illinois law firm of Fagan, Fagan amp; Davis is proud to announce our selection as one of the 20 Best DUI Lawyers serving Chicago for 2018 by Expertise.com.  Expertise.com reviewed 665 Chicago DUI lawyers and law firms based on 25 different criteria including reputation, credibility, expe...

Illinois Gun Crime Law Reloaded Part 3

Posted by Steven H. Fagan | Jul 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

A new Illinois gun crime law takes effect January 2018. This “pilot program” will expire on January 1, 2023. Illinois criminal defense lawyers Fagan, Fagan amp; Davis explain the effects on UUW and AUUW laws, and how new minimum sentencing requirements are set. 

Illinois Gun Crime Law Reloaded Part 2

Posted by Steven H. Fagan | Jul 03, 2017 | 0 Comments

On January 1, 2018, a new law focused on Illinois gun crime called the Safe Neighborhoods Reform Act goes into effect. This is a “pilot program” that will expire on January 1, 2023. Illinois criminal defense lawyers Fagan, Fagan & Davis explain the effects on UUW and AUUW laws, and the increased sentences that result.

Illinois Gun Crime Law Reloaded part 1

Posted by Steven H. Fagan | Jun 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Illinois Unlawful Use of a Weapon law (UUW) changes in 2018 for non-violent first offenders under the age of 21. The new alternative sentencing program designed to rehabilitate. The Illinois criminal defense attorneys at Fagan, Fagan & Davis can help assess your eligibility.

Law Day with Cook County Judge John White

Posted by Joseph M. Fagan | May 01, 2017 | 1 Comment

Do y'all remember Judge John White? He was the judge who made it a point to remind us all that our courts function to protect our constitutional rights. I'll share another memory of Judge White. It was a beautiful morning, early spring, a misdemeanor criminal court call in a Cook County suburb ...

Happy birthday Shelly . . . we miss you

Posted by Steven H. Fagan | Jan 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Today would be Shelly Anderson's birthday. Sadly, Shelly passed away very recently. If you've had any interaction with our office over the last 14 years, you know who Shelly is, and you need no explanation how important she was to us. For those who don't, read on.

Because it matters - Veteran's Court in Illinois

Posted by Steven H. Fagan | Nov 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

It's Veteran's day, and while we join everyone today in honoring and showing gratitude to those who serve and have served, we want to take the opportunity to talk about Veterans dealing with criminal charges in Illinois courts. Illinois law has had law on the books since 2010 authorizing county ...

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