Monthly Archives: October 2023

DOES THE GOVERNOR HAVE A TIME LIMIT IN ACTING ON MY PARDON REQUEST?

You presented a pardon petition to the Illinois Prisoner Review Board, and everything seemed to go very well.  The state’s attorney did not object to your pardon. A couple board members even said you had clearly changed for the better.  … Continue reading

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THE CRIME OF THEFT-RELATED DEVICES IN ILLINOIS

            Illinois law makes possession or use of certain theft-related devices an offense ranging from a Class A Misdemeanor to a Class 3 Felony.             Under 720 ILCS 5/16-6, you may not knowingly:             If you are charged with a … Continue reading

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WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR ILLINOIS BOND HEARING NOW THAT CASH BAIL IS ABOLISHED

            Under the Safe-T Act, Illinois no longer uses cash bail.  However, this is not a get out of jail free card.  Once you are arrested, the court can still hold you in jail under certain standards or at least … Continue reading

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SHOULD I ATTEND MY PARDON HEARING IN ILLINOIS?

You used to live in Illinois, but you moved away years ago.  Since then, you have started a new family and tried to make a new life. Unfortunately, your old criminal conviction keeps popping up to haunt you, so you … Continue reading

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