Attorney Gus Kostopoulos

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20+ Years of Experience

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Domestic Violence

Aggravated Domestic Battery with a weapon, a felony and misdemeanor Domestic Battery.

CHARGES DISMISSED!

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DUI

Client was charged with her third DUI. Gus was able to convince the court that the police violated the client’s rights.

CHARGES DISMISSED!

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DUI

Client was charged with DUI, officer’s report indicated that client was driving erratically.

CASE DISMISSED!

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Domestic Battery

Client was charged with Domestic Battery of a Child, the police report included photos depicting bruising.

CASE DISMISSED & EXPUNGED!

Recent Posts

4 Things You Need to Do If Falsely Accused of Domestic Violence

Have you been falsely accused of domestic violence or abuse? In Illinois, allegations of domestic violence are taken very seriously. The state will pursue the harshest possible penalties for a suspected crime. Unfortunately, most domestic violence cases lack evidence. As a result, disputes often boil down to your word against your accuser’s. You need to know what steps you can take to protect yourself and your future. Contact an Attorney Immediately Whether you have been accused of battery or sexual assault you need to speak with an attorney immediately. There can be very real consequences if the state decides it

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Finding a Job as a Registered Sex Offender in Chicago

Sex crimes, especially those involving children or violence, are among the most serious offenses in Illinois. If you are convicted of a sex crime, there is a good chance that you will be required to register with the state as a sex offender. Life as a registered sex offender in Chicago can be incredibly difficult. Registration will affect every aspect of your life, including the ability to keep and/or get a job. Illinois Sex Offender Registration Requirements One consequence of a sex crime conviction in Illinois can be the requirement to register with the state as a sex offender. Most

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Can I Rent a Car If I Have a DUI On My Record?

Getting a DUI can affect your life in many different ways. A conviction can result in jail time, harsh fines, and even the loss of your license. Since DUI is a crime in Illinois, in addition to showing up on your driving record it will also show up on your permanent criminal record. As a result, your DUI can stay with you forever. It can prevent you from doing things that you once took for granted. Even small things, like renting a car, can be incredibly difficult. How Will a DUI Affect My Ability to Rent a Car? Having a

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What is Disorderly Conduct in Chicago?

Think twice before you a pull a prank or do something that could potentially harm others. Something as silly as dropping a watermelon off of a tall building could land you in serious legal trouble. A Chicago man, who recently did just that, has learned this lesson the hard way. According to reports, the man dropped the large fruit from the roof of a parking deck in Elmhurst and narrowly missed pedestrian walking on the sidewalk below. He has been arrested for disorderly conduct and may face criminal charges for his antics. Illinois Disorderly Conduct Laws In Illinois, disorderly conduct

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Understanding the Differences Between Petty Theft and Felony Theft

Theft can be loosely defined as taking property that does not belong to you without permission. How serious are crimes of theft in Illinois? What kind of criminal charges can you face if you’re arrested for theft in Chicago? The answer will depend on (a) what type of theft you’ve committed and (b) the value of the property you’ve been accused of stealing. All crimes of theft, including embezzlement, theft, and larceny, are classified as either petty theft or felony theft. Which classification your crime falls into will depend on the value of the property involved in your alleged crime.

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What are the Consequences of a Felony Conviction in Chicago?

If you are facing felony criminal charges in Chicago, it is important to speak with an experienced criminal attorney as soon as you can. A felony conviction can not only land you behind bars for a lengthy period of time, but it can also have devastating consequences for your future. Hiring an attorney to fight the charges against you will help you to secure the best possible outcome in your Chicago felony criminal case. What are the Criminal Consequences of a Felony Conviction? Felonies are the most serious crimes that can be committed in Illinois. Generally speaking, all felonies are

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What is a Hung Jury?

You may have heard that Bill Cosby was recently convicted for crimes of sexual assault by a Philadelphia jury. You may have also heard that this was not the first time Cosby was on trial for these crimes. This may have struck you as being odd since it is well known that a person cannot be subjected to double jeopardy. In other words, you can only be tried once for a specific crime.  However, there is one important detail concerning double jeopardy that is often forgotten. The criminal matter must be resolved in some way for the protection against double

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