The Chief Judge of the Southern District of Illinois has issued a dire warning about the consequences of the federal government's ongoing shutdown on the justice system.
Attorney Alex Fawell is selected to the Illinois Rising Stars list for 2019. Alex is a managing partner at Fawell & Fawell who represents clients in family and criminal law matters.
As another holiday season moves past, thousands of Americans will be anxiously awaiting the results of the genealogy tests they received as presents.
Are you thinking about borrowing a gun "just in case" something happens?
Illinois has taken a major step to prevent wrongful convictions and protect innocent people from going to jail based on the word of jailhouse informants.
If you've been charged with a crime in Illinois, the odds are high that your case will never go to trial. While it varies a little from state to state, 97 percent of federal convictions happen through plea deals. So do 94 percent of convictions for felonies at the state level.
If you are charged with a crime in Illinois, the best thing you can do for yourself is defend your rights. You don't want to end up with a bias against you in court, and you shouldn't have to worry about unfair treatment.
If you are addicted to drugs, it doesn't necessarily mean that you're out to harm other people. You may only want to do what you can to help yourself avoid withdrawal. If you have nowhere to turn, then it's the only lifestyle you know how to rely on.
With Halloween approaching, many people are looking forward to a night of fun, trick-or-treating or perhaps a few drinks and pranks. While All Hallow’s Eve can be a night of innocent fun and scares, it can quickly evolve into something more sinister.
Fighting in your defense is an important part of your attorney's job. However, your attorney has other jobs, too. When you work with an attorney, your attorney listens to you and gets to know your story. Your attorney is there to guide you and make sure you know what steps to take to avoid penalties you don't deserve.