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Criminal Defense Law Lawyers In Orland Park Illinois

Orland Park is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States; it also extends slightly into Will County. The population was 51,077 at the 2000 census, and estimated to be 55,461 as of 2005. The office of the Assistant Village Manager, Ellen Baer, states that the Will County section of Orland Park is industrial while the Cook County section is residential. The ZIP code is 60462 for most of the city, and 60467 for the outlying areas of town near the Will County border. In 2006, Orland Park was awarded the title of "45th Best Place to Live In America" by Money magazine. Facilities include hiking and biking trails, wildlife refuges, greenbelts, a Sportsplex and an aquatic center, Lake Sedgewick, an ice arena, golf courses, playing fields and parks, and more. There are more than 70 malls, plazas and shopping centers, with additional shopping under construction, and more than 200 food-serving establishments. There is a variety of housing, including single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and apartments. Situated 25 miles southwest of Chicago, Orland Park provides access to several interstate highways, with the I-80 east-west coast connector as its southern border. Metra’s commuter rail system links residents to Chicago’s Loop, and thereby to O’Hare and Midway airports.

What is criminal defense law?

In a criminal case, the state, through a prosecutor, initiates the suit, while in a civil case the victim brings the suit. Persons convicted of a crime may be incarcerated, fined, or both. Criminal defense attorneys represent clients who have been accused of committing a crime, and defend their rights at each stage of a misdemeanor or felony case -- from an arrest to an appeal after conviction. Criminal defense attorneys may be hired privately or provided by the government (called "public defenders").

Answers to criminal defense law issues in Illinois

The Fourth Amendment of the Constitution says that you have a right to be free of unreasonable police searches and...

The general criteria for making an arrest is what is referred to as probable cause. Probable cause arises when there...

There are two different types of warrants that may be issued:

  • arrest warrants - an order issued by a...

The Miranda decision relates specifically to the rights of a criminal suspect after he has been detained by the...

Bail is typically set by a magistrate or a judge who considers the seriousness of the offense and the likelihood of...

Early in the course of a criminal proceeding, the defendant will be brought into court and the charges brought...

At any point during this process the defendant may plead guilty to the charge leveled against him or her. Likewise,...

Criminal offenses can be divided into two general categories:

  • ­felonies -- a crime for which a person...

The distinguishing feature of criminal law is the element of punishment. The purpose of criminal law is to punish...

There are several defenses that can be raised in a criminal case. The defenses listed here are a sampling of those...