Received a Subpoena to Testify: What Should You Do?

If you’re ever find yourself in trouble with the police or FBI, you may receive a subpoena  for business records or to testify. Typically, a Judge or Magistrate issues a subpoena after a request by a prosecutor. After the subpoena has been issued, it can be served in person or, in some cases, via email with return receipt requested or by U.S. certified mail to a recipient’s last known mailing address. Receiving a subpoena usually means that the court wants …
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Motion to Suppress Evidence in Chicago

A criminal defense attorney can make a motion to suppress evidence from a trial for several reasons. In most cases, the attorney may believe that the evidence was collected illegally by police or that it violates a defendant’s rights in some way. If you’ve been charged with a crime, your attorney may submit a motion to suppress to prevent specific information from being introduced or discussed during your trial. What role can a motion to suppress play in protecting your …
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New Amendments to Illinois Juvenile Transfer Statute Applies Retroactively to All Pending Criminal Cases

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Michael J. Petro explains why the new amendments to Illinois Juvenile Transfer Statute applies retroactively to all pending criminal cases.

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