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

Is a DUI a Crime in Chicago?

In some states, driving under the influence (DUI) is classified as a motor vehicle violation and not a crime. Illinois, however, classifies a DUI as a criminal offense. As a result, a DUI conviction can change your life forever. In addition to jail time, fines, and the loss of your license, you will also be burdened with a criminal record. This will make it extremely difficult to do things you once took for granted. If you have been arrested for driving under the influence in Chicago it is important to speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately. Contact the

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Abraham Lincoln and His Lawyer Career

Abraham Lincoln may be best known as the 16th President of the United States. However, before taking office, Lincoln had already established a successful 25+ year career as an attorney. Lincoln, who had little-to-no formal education as a child, developed many of his presidential qualities and beliefs during his time practicing the law. Here are a few interesting things about the exciting life and legal career of our 16th President, Abraham Lincoln. Legislative Role Fueled Career as an Attorney Lincoln’s initial relationship with the law was as an Illinois Lawmaker. In 1832, Lincoln was facing financial difficulties and could not

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What is Unlawful Grooming?

Larry Nassar, a former Michigan State and USA Gymnastics team doctor, has been sentenced to hundreds of years in prison for his systematic abuse and harassment of young women. Nassar was formally charged with a wide range of sex crimes, ranging from unlawful grooming to sexual assault. Each of these sexually-oriented crimes is distinct. Most of us are familiar with more notorious sex crimes, such as sexual abuse or sexual assault. When it comes to understanding other sex offenses, like unlawful grooming, we tend to know a bit less. What is Unlawful Grooming? Grooming is a unique sex crime because

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Can You Get a DUI On Private Property?

We all know that driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol on California’s roads can have serious consequences. In addition to getting your license suspended, you could also be ordered to serve jail time and be on the hook for expensive fines. Can California police enforce traffic laws if you’re on private property? Do you have the right to do anything you want on your own land? Or, can you still be charged with a DUI for driving drunk on private property? What is a DUI? Illinois law prohibits drivers from operating a motor vehicle when they are under

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What is Criminal Trespassing?

Twelve people were recently arrested at a Chicago hotel when a gun was discharged in a guest room. According to reports, a 24-year-old woman rented a room at the Chicago hotel to host a party. Police responded when they were notified about gunfire in the hotel. When they arrived on the scene they found and seized three handguns. The host and the other eleven partygoers were arrested. The party guests may face a variety of criminal charges, including those for criminal trespassing. Defining Criminal Trespassing In Illinois, you can face criminal charges if you enter another person’s vehicle or property

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Real estate investors often require short-term funding solutions

Real estate investors often require short-term funding solutions in order to complete critical transactions. Making a profit in this sector requires a variety of skills, and investors have to be resourceful when it comes to financial solutions. Time is often a factor when attempting to resell properties on the market. The lack of funding can erode the total profitability of the purchase. This makes it imperative to get short-term financing as soon as possible. It is helpful to learn as much as possible about the option of a hard money loan. This can help each investor determine whether this is

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Residential Burglary in Chicago

The holiday season is a popular time of year for criminals. The number of residential burglaries committed across the country tends to rise as families join together and leave their homes unattended. Police in Lansing recently arrested a pair of individuals that they believe are responsible for a string of burglaries in the area over the past two months. The pair were linked to the crimes after using stolen credit cards to make some online purchases earlier this month. They will face criminal charges for each of the residential burglaries they are accused of committing. What is Burglary? When we

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