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!

NOT GUILTY!

Domestic Battery

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

CASE DISMISSED & EXPUNGED!

Recent Posts

What is the Legal BAC in Illinois?

If you are pulled over for a DUI in Illinois it is important to know when you can face criminal charges. The biggest factor in determining whether you will be charged with a DUI is what your blood alcohol content (“BAC”) is at the time of your traffic stop. What is the legal BAC limit in Illinois? Can you be charged with a DUI even if your BAC is not above the legal limit? The experienced Chicago DUI defense attorneys at the Kostopoulos Law Group took a few minutes to answer these important questions. Establishing the BAC Limit in Illinois

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Chicago Man Arrested for Stalking Former Partner

Last month, a Chicago man was arrested for stalking and making threatening remarks toward a former dating partner. 64-year-old William Brice was denied bail after his arrest because the court believed that he posed a serious threat to his victim. After repeated calls, texts, and requests to marry him were rejected, Brice showed up at the victim’s home to confront her in person. She immediately filed harassment complaints against him. In light of these complaints, Brice sent her threatening messages, specifically claiming that he “would cut off her body parts and kill her.” The victim notified police and he was

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Consequences of a Felony Conviction in Illinois

If you are convicted of a felony offense in Illinois your life will change forever. In addition to facing harsh criminal penalties, you will also be forced to adapt to life with a criminal record. The consequences of your felony conviction will depend on your specific crime, the degree of the charge, and the seriousness of your offense. The best way to avoid the consequences of a felony conviction is to hire an experienced Chicago criminal defense lawyer to handle your case. Call the Kostopoulos Law Group today to find out how our legal team can help to protect your

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Illinois Sex Offender Registration Rules

Illinois has some of the country’s most stringent sex offender registration laws. When you are required to register with the state as a sex offender, your ability to live a normal life is severely compromised. As a registered sex offender you will be required to follow certain rules and regulations regarding where you live, work, travel, and visit. Failure to follow these rules can have severe consequences. It is important to understand the rules for sex offenders in Illinois. What crimes require registration as a sex offender? In Illinois, if you are convicted of a sex offense, as defined in

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Robbery and Theft in Chicago

A Chicago woman was recently sentenced to 4-and-a-half years in prison for her role in a robbery earlier this year. According to reports, the woman expressed interest in purchasing an iPad from a couple who had advertised it on social media. She gave the couple a false name and agreed to meet them to purchase the tablet. When the couple arrived, they noticed that the woman was with a man. As the couple began to show the woman the features of the tablet, the man reportedly displayed a semi-automatic handgun. The woman grabbed the iPad from the couple, got into

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Is Domestic Violence a Felony in Chicago?

Domestic violence is not limited to the home. Victims of domestic violence can also include roommates and dating partners. Recent reports from North Central College indicate that there were at least 4 reports of domestic violence on the school’s campus in 2015 and 2016. College students who are accused of crimes of domestic violence can face serious criminal consequences if they are convicted. Crimes of Domestic Violence in Chicago Domestic violence is a crime that can extend beyond the home. Perpetrators and their victims do not have to be related by blood. Rather, domestic violence is a defined as an

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Former DuPage County Teacher Faces Criminal Charges for Sexual Assault and Sexual Abuse

One former DuPage County teacher and coach has been accused of engaging in illegal sexual conduct with a student. The man has been charged with six counts of felony sexual assault and one count of aggravated sexual abuse. If he is convicted of these charges he may be sentenced to a term of imprisonment of 27 to 97 years. The victim of his alleged acts was reportedly 15 years old at the time. Sexual abuse and sexual assault are two similar but distinct crimes. The duration of his imprisonment, if convicted, will likely depend on which of the charges he

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