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Aggravated Speeding in Illinois

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | March 23, 2021

In the state of Illinois, if you drive 26 mph or more over the speed limit, it is considered Aggravated Speeding. Some assume speeding is always simply a petty offense. However, aggravated speeding is actually a criminal misdemeanor under Illinois law. If you face traffic violations charges, contact Donahue & Walsh, P.C. We routinely initiate…
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How Does Illinois Law Define “Theft”?

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | March 11, 2021

Illinois law defines “theft” as an individual taking property from an owner, without their authorization. Theft may be carried out through “threat” or “deception”. The punishment for theft in Illinois is determined by what property was stolen, and how the theft was carried out. Penalties vary from a Class A misdemeanor, to a Class X…
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First-Degree Murder Charges in Illinois

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | March 3, 2021

In Illinois, if you are convicted of first-degree murder, you will no longer face the death penalty, as it was abolished in 2011. However, you will face a maximum sentence of a life in prison. View the specific Illinois laws regarding first degree murder here, according to the Illinois Statutes. When so much is at…
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