The Shiller Preyar Law Offices are dedicated to social justice issues on a local scale in the Chicagoland area as well as on a national scale. Our blog is a useful space to keep up with current legal news, firm updates and upcoming events.
Check out this Daily Law Bulletin article, where a defendant got his conviction overturned because his sentence was too low!!!
The governor signed a bill allowing you to go 70 miles per hour on some highways...but it's not all that clear what parts (if any) of Chicagoland that new speed limit applies to. So, be careful while this works itself out.
Illinois signed into law the so-called gun show loophole that the federal government won't. This means if you lose a gun or have one stolen, you need to report it and if you sell it, it has to be to someone who is allowed to buy it.
While the summer has granted us success, there has to be a day of leisure from the hard work. So, we decided to spend the day with the staff and interns of Shiller*Preyar, while DA CUBS were in action. It is always necessary to enjoy memorable moments with familiar faces.
In November 2012, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials raided the Chicago Pallet Company in Elk Grove Village, near northwest Chicago. Despite ICE officials’ claims that the raid was part of an investigation into money laundering by company officials, they entered the company warehouse and arrested 34 workers who did not hold executive positions, including some who did not speak any English. All 34 were entered into deportation proceedings.
Members and officials from churches and immigrant rights organizations, including Our Lady of Guadalupe Anglican Mission and Centro Sin Fronteras (now called La Familia Latina Unida/Sin Fronteras) organized a rally after the arrest to release the 34 members of the raid from immigration detention and prevent their immediate deportation. Almost half of those arrested are fathers or grandfathers with families in the U.S. which would be destroyed if they were deported. On one hand, it was a relief when immigration detention bond was a...
Brendan Shiller speaks on sentencing guidelines. Defendants may be subjected to harsher sentencing based on newer laws. Is this an appropriate way for the justice system to function? Will this achieve uniformity throughout federal sentencing?
June 10, 2013
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
In the summer of 1986, newlyweds Karen and Dyke Rhoads were found stabbed to death after a crime that climaxed with the bodies and their Paris, Ill., home being destroyed by fire.
As one of the many courts that eventually reviewed this murder case and its subsequent prosecution noted, "From the ashes of these gruesome murders rises another, deeply disturbing allegation: That police and a prosecutor conspired to frame two innocent men of these crimes and over the course of the next two decades, state officials continued to cover up those misdeeds."
The Shiller Preyar Law Offices is excited to celebrate the one-year anniversary of its trial win for Mr. Andy Montanez, plaintiff in the case of Montanez v. Fico. Shiller Preyar Law Offices fought hard to vindicate the constitutional rights of Mr. Montanez, a young man and life-long Chicago resident who had been beaten up by Chicago Police officer Vincent Fico on March 20, 2009. Mr. Montanez was thrilled, and said that "I had lots of lawyers in my time, but I never had lawyers that really cared. Best lawyers I ever had. Thank you."
I think Shaw gets it right here. The new Corp Counsel did the best they could with what the old administration gave them.
The Shiller Preyar Law Offices represents individuals faced with numerous immigration issues. Some of our clients are undocumented and come to us because they need to fight deportation proceedings in court. Other clients are hoping to improve their immigration status so that they may work, attend school or travel. We represent clients who live as close as Little Village and Pilsen and as far away as Kentucky, Mexico and China. In 2013, we anticipate new, comprehensive immigration laws that will allow many of our clients to get on the path to legal residency or citizenship. With the expected changes to immigration laws, we will be able to help our clients avoid long, and costly, court battles, and held our clients achieve better opportunities in the United States. Here are a few examples of how The Shiller Preyar Law Offices helped clients facing immigration battles.