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Chicago Internet Crime Defense Attorneys

If you are being investigated for a computer or internet crime, you could face a large fine and lengthy prison sentence, and have a criminal record for life. Your case could be prosecuted by both federal and state authorities. Before you allow the legal system to determine your fate and future, take control of your future and reach out to…

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Judge with Track Record of Highly Questionable Rulings Highlights Shortcomings of Criminal Justice System

On multiple occasions, the rulings rendered by Cook County Circuit Judge Nicholas Ford have been criticized and reversed by appellate courts in Illinois. In fact, his judicial rulings were reversed in more than a dozen cases and many courts went so far as to level harsh criticism about his refusal to review the viable defenses and issues raised by defense…

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Chicago Prosecutor Facing Major Scrutiny Over Handling of Jessie Smollett Case

Kim Foxx, a prominent prosecutor in Chicago, was subpoenaed over her handling of the infamous Jussie Smollett case and the decision to suddenly decline prosecuting a 16-count indictment, according to Fox News. Foxx currently holds the position of State’s Attorney for Cook County. As a result of the subpoena, Foxx will have to appear in court and explain her handling…

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R. Kelly Legal Team Says They Have Evidence of Extortion Attempts by Alleged Victims

Some of the most serious and emotionally-charged criminal cases in Chicago feature allegations of sexual abuse. In these instances, the prosecutor assigned to the case is usually not open to any form of negotiation and they oftentimes try to “throw the book” at the accused. This is why it is so important for the accused to retain an experienced and…

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Chicago Internet Crime Defense Attorneys

If you are being investigated for a computer or internet crime, you could face a large fine and lengthy prison sentence, and have a criminal record for life. Your case could be prosecuted by both federal and state authorities.

Before you allow the legal system to determine your fate and future, take control of your future and reach out to the Illinois criminal lawyers at the Chicago Criminal Law Firm.

Vadim A. Glozman and his team handle all types of internet crime defense cases, including:

  • Child pornography possession and distribution
  • Computer and email hacking
  • Credit card, debit card and bank fraud
  • Criminal pirating
  • Cyber stalking / cyber bullying and online threats
  • Federal and state court defense
  • Hacking, spamming, phishing and email spoofing
  • Identity theft / financial fraud
  • Internet gaming fraud
  • Internet auction fraud
  • Internet sales fraud
  • Investment schemes
  • Malware/Scareware
  • Online investment fraud and solicitation
  • Purchase of illegal prescription drugs or steroids via the internet
  • Sex crimes, including solicitation of a minor, images, and chat
  • Virus spreading.

With advances in technology, internet crimes are becoming increasingly sophisticated. People charged with internet fraud often face many charges under both state and federal laws. The penalties for federal crimes can be severe.

For example, under  18 U.S.C. § 1344, Bank Fraud is punishable by a fine of up to $1,000,000 or imprisonment of up to 30 years or both. Copyright infringement in a piracy crime may carry a fine of $250,000 and a jail sentence of up to five years. Depending on the crime, you may also face civil charges / penalties.

What is an Internet Crime or Cyber Crime?

Internet crime is a term used to describe criminal activity committed on the internet or using the internet. These can be sex crimes, child pornography, or complicated financial crimes.  Jurisdictional issues are common in internet crimes, and prosecuted at both the state and federal level is allowed under the Dual Sovereignty Doctrine, an exception to the Double Jeopardy Clause.

At the Chicago Criminal Law Firm, we understand that every case has unique aspects, and believe every client deserves an individualized, customized defense.  We are well-versed in all areas of criminal law, and will work with you to customize the most strategic defense, no matter what the charge. Our commitment is to treat our clients with respect and honesty throughout their case.

The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can begin building a strong defense.

Free Illinois Criminal Lawyer Consultation

Vadim A. Glozman has a reputation for success in Illinois criminal matters from violent crimes to drug crimes and internet crimes. He stands by his clients from beginning to end, offering advocacy and aggressive representation through all stages of investigation and litigation, from arraignment to appeal. We cannot stress the importance of not delaying contacting a lawyer.

The government will be working hard behind the scenes to build a case against you. As soon as you contact us, we can begin protecting your rights and ensuring the best possible outcome for your future.

Judge with Track Record of Highly Questionable Rulings Highlights Shortcomings of Criminal Justice System

On multiple occasions, the rulings rendered by Cook County Circuit Judge Nicholas Ford have been criticized and reversed by appellate courts in Illinois. In fact, his judicial rulings were reversed in more than a dozen cases and many courts went so far as to level harsh criticism about his refusal to review the viable defenses and issues raised by defense attorneys advocating on behalf of their clients, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
In one of the most galling examples of bias shown towards a criminal defendant by a member of the judiciary, Judge Ford found a defendant guilty of murder and sentenced him to 76 years in prison after a bench trial. What was the key piece of evidence that persuaded Judge Ford to find the defendant guilty? An eyewitness who was legally blind. Yes, you read that correctly – a blind eyewitness.
In another disturbing example, an Illinois appellate panel reversed Judge Ford’s decision to reject a post-conviction petition by a defendant who said he had been tortured by law enforcement into falsely confessing to a crime. Judge Ford dismissed the petition for lack of evidence, but the appeals court found that this judge actually refused to allow the defendant to obtain evidence that the detectives involved in his criminal matter had been accused of torture in other cases.
In yet another shocking example of judicial bias, an Illinois appellate panel found that Judge Ford abused his discretion by actually challenging a psychiatrist’s testimony regarding the sanity of a murder suspect. The appeals court asserted that Ford abandoned his role as a neutral and impartial arbiter of fact by adopting a prosecutorial role and displayed clear bias.
Will this judge be forced to answer for his pattern of disregard towards the rights of defendants? Probably not. Judge Ford decided to simply step down and retire. There is no indication that he will be formally reprimanded or punished. Instead, he will likely get to enjoy retirement with full benefits.

Stand Up and Fight for Your Rights

The take-away is that if you or a loved one is charged with a criminal offense, do not simply accept those charges and bend the proverbial knee to the judicial system. The disturbing rulings described above are a prime example of how flawed the system can be.

Contact a Skilled and Experienced Chicago Defense Attorney

Getting charged with a crime in Chicago can have a major impact on your future. This is why it is criticially important to retain a skilled and respected criminal defense attorney. Take action today by contacting Vadim A. Glozman, a savvy Chicago criminal defense attorney. His legal team stands ready to help you during this difficult and stressful time.

Chicago Prosecutor Facing Major Scrutiny Over Handling of Jessie Smollett Case

Kim Foxx, a prominent prosecutor in Chicago, was subpoenaed over her handling of the infamous Jussie Smollett case and the decision to suddenly decline prosecuting a 16-count indictment, according to Fox News.
Foxx currently holds the position of State’s Attorney for Cook County. As a result of the subpoena, Foxx will have to appear in court and explain her handling of this high-profile, and quite odd, case.
Foxx has been asked to produce original documents in Smollett’s criminal case. The reason? To help assure the public that they have not been altered or destroyed and will not be destroyed throughout the case. A retired state judge filed a petition requesting the appointment of a special prosecutor to review the case due to concern by the judge of Foxx’s handling of the case. The judge described Foxx’s decisions as “plagued with irregularity,”according to the aforementioned Fox News article.
The judge went on to assert that Foxx, who informally recused herself from the case due to contact she had with a relative of Smollett’s during the initial investigation, should have been proactive and appointed a special prosecutor to handle the criminal case related to the 16-count indictment.
The judge declared that Foxx’s conflict in the Smollett matter was “beyond dispute” and went so far as to accuseFoxx of misleading the public into believing that Smollett’s case was handled like any other prosecution and without any questionable influence.

Background on the Jussie Smollett Case

Smollett – an actor who had a prominent role on the Fox TV series “Empire”- told police he was attacked around 2:00 am on the29th of January. Smollett claimed he was returning home from a sandwich shop in Chicago when two masked men shouted racial and anti-gay slurs, poured bleach on him, beat him and tied a rope around his neck. Smollett went on to claim that these purported attackers shouted, “This is MAGA country,” which was a supposed reference to President Trump’s “Make America Great Again” campaign slogan. However, after investigating the allegations, Chicago police determined that Smollett actually staged the incident. Why? In an effort to drum up publicity for his acting career.

Felony Offense for Filing False Police Report

After it was revealed that the attack was an apparent hoax, Chicago police charged Smollett with a felony offense, specifically disorderly conduct for allegedly filing a false police report. If convicted, Smollett could have been ordered to serve between one and five years in jail. However, the criminal charges against Smollett were dropped.

Have You Been Charged with a Felony? If So, Contact a Skilled Chicago Defense Attorney

Getting charged with a felony crime in Chicago can have a serious impact on your future. This is why it is so important to retain a top-notch criminal defense attorney. Take action today by contacting Vadim A. Glozman, a skilled and respected Chicago criminal defense attorney. His legal team stands ready to help you during this difficult and stressful time.

R. Kelly Legal Team Says They Have Evidence of Extortion Attempts by Alleged Victims

Some of the most serious and emotionally-charged criminal cases in Chicago feature allegations of sexual abuse. In these instances, the prosecutor assigned to the case is usually not open to any form of negotiation and they oftentimes try to “throw the book” at the accused. This is why it is so important for the accused to retain an experienced and skilled Chicago criminal defense attorney.
Exhibit A for how contentious a criminal case can become is the R. Kelly case where the famous singer has been charged with multiple counts of alleged sexual abuse against minors. The embattled entertainer recently reported to the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago for a hearing which become quite combative between Kelly’s defense team and state prosecutors.

Legal Battle to Center Around Admissible Evidence

Kelly’s attorney say they want to review text messages and other communications that alleged occurred between celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti(who is now facing his own bevy of criminal charges for defrauding clients) and state prosecutors handling Kelly’s case.Kelly’s defense team also asserts that they have bank records showing efforts to extort the singer, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.There is also the matter of an alleged VHS video showing Kelly having sexual intercourse with a minor between 1998 and 2001.
The various statements and press releases issued about the existence of various text messages, phone calls, financial records, and video recordings indicates that this case will likely be won or lost on how much, and what type, of evidence is ultimately admitted for trial. The determinations made on what evidence is ultimately deemed admissible or should be excluded will largely be governed by the Illinois Code of Criminal Procedure.

Serious Legal Outcomes If Convicted

Kelly is currently facing 10 different counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. If convicted, it is possible that Kelly could be ordered to serve potentially decades in prison. This is because Illinois has consecutive sentencing guidelines if a defendant is convicted of committing multiple acts of sexual abuse against multiple victims.

Have You Been Charged with Allegations of Sexual Abuse in Chicago? If So, Contact an Attorney

As you can see, criminal charges of sexual abuse are taken very seriously in Chicago and throughout Illinois. If you were charged criminally based on allegations of sexual abuse, now is the time to take action by contacting Vadim A. Glozman, a skilled and respected Chicago criminal defense lawyer. His legal team stands ready to help you during this difficult and stressful time.

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Chicago, IL 60604