CRIMINAL DEFENSE

Drug Defense Lawyer in Chicago

Drug Possession

The following are questions that are often asked about drug cases: How can you beat my drug case? What can be done to keep this drug case off my record? Can you keep me out of jail even though they found drugs on me, in my car or in my house? Chicago Drug Possession Lawyer,… View Article

chicago gun possession attorney

Gun Charge

Gun cases are also known as unlawful use of a weapon (UUW), aggravated unlawful use of a weapon (AUUW), possession of a weapon by a felon, and armed habitual criminal.  To possess a gun in Illinois, you need a Firearm Owners Identification card (FOID card) issued by the state police.  Starting in 2014, to carry… View Article

chicago sexual assault defense lawyer

Sexual Assault

Attorney Michael Levinsohn has helped clients fight rape and assault accusations for almost 20 years.  These are serious charges and require an expert defense. In Illinois, rape cases are known as aggravated criminal sexual abuse, criminal sexual assault, aggravated criminal sexual assault, and predatory criminal sexual assault. The particular charge depends on the age of… View Article

Federal Crime Lawyer Chicago

Federal Cases

I have been very successful in fighting federal criminal charges by starting out early in the investigation.  The best defense in these cases is to prevent charges from being filed in the first place.  In cases where I have been hired early in the investigation, I have been able to head off criminal charges.  In… View Article

chicago tax lawyer

Tax

Michael Levinsohn has successfully represented individuals in Chicago for many different types of tax and fraud cases.  The State Attorney General prosecutes cases when retailers do not pay the proper amount with regard to: Alcohol taxes Cigarette taxes Gasoline taxes Sales tax and Occupational taxes Sale of merchandise with fake trademarks Sale of bootleg movies… View Article

Chicago Domestic Violence Lawyer

Domestic Violence

A case is classified as domestic violence when there is a fight between family members or people that share the same home. If you plead guilty to a domestic battery, the conviction goes on your record and cannot be expunged. In addition to domestic batteries, domestic cases involved violations of orders of protection. In some… View Article

Battery Attorney in Chicago

Aggravated Battery

What is aggravated battery? Aggravated battery cases include situations in which a police officer is hit, pushed, or spit on.  It also includes fights where there is great bodily harm and shooting cases. People are usually charged with aggravated battery to the police after the officers have beaten that person up. The officers put this… View Article

Chicago Theft Lawyer

Burglary, Robbery, and Theft

Chicago Robbery Lawyer Theft is taking something with the intention of not giving it back. Burglary is the entry into a building or home with the intent to commit a felony or theft inside the building. Robbery is taking something by force or the threat of force. There are many variations to each of these… View Article

DUI Defense Lawyer in Chicago

DUI

There are 9 statutory factors that can cause a DUI to be charged as a felony DUI (or aggravated DUI).  The following is a summary of the most common factors. If a person has 2 or more prior DUIs, his or her next DUI will be charged as a felony.  It is a felony to… View Article

Murder Defense Lawyers in Chicago

Murder Defense

This is the most serious offense in Illinois.  The base range of sentencing is 20 to 60 years of which 100% of the sentence must be served.  If certain aggravating factors are present the sentence can be up to 100 years.  If other factors are present the sentence can be natural life.  If a gun… View Article

Chicago Expungement Lawyer

Expungement and Sealing

Chicago Expungement and Sealing Attorney Attorney Michael Levinsohn has been helping people expunge and seal their records in Illinois, Cook County, Lake County, and DuPage County for almost 20 years.  If you are eligible to have your criminal history cleared, Attorney Levinsohn’s office will petition the court on your behalf to have it expunged or… View Article

Theft Lawyer Chicago

Retail Theft

Retail Theft in Chicago Retail theft is the taking of merchandise from a retail store.  A first time offense of retail theft of $300 or less is a Class A misdemeanor.  Subsequent retail thefts can be charged as a Class 4 felony. If you have a clean record and you mess up by stealing from… View Article