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I’ve been charged with Non-consensual dissemination of private sexual images (a/k/a revenge porn) in Illinois. Now what?
Law Office of Dreifuss Law

First, do not cooperate with the police. Do not expect that you will be able to talk yourself out of this mess. The alleged victim is fuming and has already made a police report. At this point, your best bet is to politely decline answering any questions and request to speak with a lawyer. Call…

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Sex Crimes and Sex Offender Registration
Law Office of Dreifuss Law

Sex crimes are among the most serious and stigmatized criminal acts in our society. And some of the most serious of those are the Major Sex Crimes (e.g., Criminal Sexual Assault, Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault, Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a Child, Criminal Sexual Abuse and Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse). These Major Sex Crimes involve…

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Should I submit to a Breathalyzer test? Or more commonly: Should I blow?
Law Office of Dreifuss Law

No. (OK – that’s my answer. Thanks for visiting…If I stop there, I’d win some sort of an award for the world’s shortest blog post. But I am a lawyer–full of hot air–so you know there is a longer answer!) When clients come to the office for a consultation, they have already been charged with…

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Pot-smoking Pantera fans? A cannabis DUI case study.
Law Office of Dreifuss Law

This firm’s client was headed home from a Pantera concert in Chicago with his four friends when he was pulled over by the Illinois State Police on I-94 for speeding. When the officer approached the driver (our client), the officer detected a “strong odor of cannabis” coming from the vehicle. When the officer asked our…

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Have you been charged with resisting arrest? Was the underlying arrest even legal?
Law Office of Dreifuss Law

The general assumption is that one cannot resist even an unlawful arrest. And that is based upon a reading of 720 ILCS 5/7-7 which states that “a person is not authorized to use force to resist an arrest.” And that applies to an arrest which is unlawful. That would seem to conclusively resolve any uncertainty.…

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