Cheronis & Parente LLC

Criminal Defense Blog

Choose Category

White Collar Crimes

Ways To Fight Insider Trading Charges

Insider trading is a serious financial crime with the potential for severe consequences upon conviction. The good news is that accusations of insider trading do not guarantee a conviction. There are several strategies to defend yourself against insider trading charges. Information was publicly available If the information you used to inform your trade decision was public information that did not come from a privileged source, you can fight the charge. Be ready to showcase the...

Read More
White Collar Crimes

Are Police Allowed To Search Your Workplace?

In the wake of a criminal arrest, it is important to understand whether the police can search your workplace without your consent. The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution protects you from unreasonable searches and seizures by the government. This protection extends to your workplace as well, but there are circumstances under which the police may be able to conduct a search. Knowing when the police may or may not conduct a workplace search...

Read More
White Collar Crimes

What Are The Psychological Factors Of White Collar Crime?

A Psychiatry, Psychology and Law study showed most people who commit white collar crimes have...

Read More
Criminal Defense

Why Is There A Push For Criminal Justice Reform?

According to the Equal Justice Initiative, the driving force behind criminal justice reform in the United States is to create a fairer system. Statistics show that incarcerated individuals usually are people of color and from lower income brackets. In recent years, the winds of change have swept through the realm of criminal justice in the country, prompting a wave of reforms aimed at reshaping the system. The push for these reforms is due to a...

Read More
White Collar Crimes

6 Biggest Reasons Convicted Offenders Continue To Commit Crimes

Crime and criminal behavior continue to be prevalent issues in society, and one issue that...

Read More
White Collar Crimes

Can You Return To The Workforce After A White-Collar Crime?

Corporate criminal activity can cost you your career and leave you battling image issues. Your actions may cause others to lose trust in you which will harm your credibility. As you prepare to settle the consequences you face for your involvement in a white-collar crime, you might wonder if you will be able to return to the workforce. Satisfying legal repercussions Depending on your level of involvement, the consequences you face could range from mild...

Read More
Criminal Defense

Navigating Your Rights During Illinois Police Interrogations

Every individual has rights during interactions with law enforcement, regardless of the circumstances. Intense situations like crime investigations do not diminish your rights. So, can Illinois police force you to confess to a crime you did not commit? Understanding your rights and how law enforcement conducts investigations in Illinois is the first step in navigating these situations. Here are some key points to remember. You can exercise your right to remain silent The right to...

Read More
Criminal Defense

What To Do If The Police Serve You With A Search Warrant?

If Illinois law enforcement officials have permission to search your home, vehicle or business, getting a search warrant can be an intimidating experience. Even though it might feel invasive, remember that they are following procedures set forth by the legal system. You need to understand your rights and responsibilities during this process and there are some important steps you can take if the Illinois police serve you with a search warrant. Understanding the search warrant...

Read More
Criminal Defense

4 Examples Of Cybercrime

Cybercrimes, conducted through computer networks or devices, pose significant threats to individuals, organizations and even nations. Reports of crimes are on the increase. For example, cybercriminals hack 600,000 Facebook accounts every day, according to the Department of Homeland Security. Crimes range from financial theft to invasion of personal privacy, resulting in financial and reputational damage. Understanding different types of cybercrimes can help in taking preventive measures and staying vigilant against potential threats. 1. Identity theft One...

Read More

Contact Us Online Today!

Client Testimonials

Real Cases — Real People — Real Results

See All Reviews

Easy to work with – and hard to work against. A veteran of many high profile federal and state cases, clients are often surprised by how approachable they find Damon. But having seen him at trial dozens of times over the years, I can attest to his powerful motions practice, ability to conduct relentless cross-examinations, and give moving openings/closings. With personal and professional qualities that make him easy to work with – and hard to work against – anyone in need of a criminal defense attorney would be in great hands with Damon Cheronis.

Andy B. Chicago, IL

A lawyer who truly cares and listens to his clients. Damon, is a lawyer who truly cares and listens to his clients. He was totally prepared for the case so he was never surprised by the prosecutions evidence or arguments. He and was able to put the prosecutors in a defensive mode. He was by far the best attorney in the court room. I would highly recommend him to everyone.

John D. Chicago, IL

More than just and attorney! Very professional, always pays attention to detail and hungry to fight for his clients. The price I paid does come close to how hard he works. More than just and attorney! I definitely would recommend Damon to anyone I knew who needed a good attorney.

Ashley C. Chicago, IL