Law Offices of Darryl A. Goldberg

As a criminal defense attorney, Darryl A. Goldberg has a simple legal philosophy — he treats every case as if it were a death penalty case. Intensity, commitment, perseverance — these are words that epitomize his approach to criminal defense. No matter the situation, he is always prepared for battle and determined to win for his client.

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Purchasing weapons for people who are not authorized to own them can have dangerous consequences. Currently, a Chicago woman faces charges related to purchasing guns for people not permitted to have them, and prosecutions are happening at the federal level all over the country. The idea behind prohibiting specific individuals from owning firearms is that it limits their ability to commit dangerous crimes. Before owning a gun in Chicago and throughout Illinois, residents must go…
A felony conviction can carry more penalties than prison time and fines. While the prison time will end, consequences like losing the right to carry a firearm can last forever. This week, rapper Lil Wayne was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. The charge comes from an incident last year where authorities found a gold-plated handgun in his luggage after arriving in Miami on a private plane. Carrying a firearm…
The federal government takes drug crimes seriously. They have virtually unlimited resources to prosecute these crimes and aggressively prosecutes serious drug crimes. If a person is facing federal drug crimes charges, they can be scared and stressed over the situation. Recently, dozens of people were arrested on various serious drug crimes charges on the West Side. Major drug investigation culminates in dozens of arrests The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois recently announced…
In our last post, we began a discussion about the problems of forensic fire investigation. It is one of numerous types of forensic testing that is far less reliable (or scientifically sound) than the general public tends to believe. Problems with burn-pattern analysis have led to a number of wrongful convictions, as mentioned in our last post and in a recent Washington Post article. Far from a perfect science Arson investigation based on analysis…
Procedural dramas like “CSI” have convinced Americans that forensic science is equivalent to pure, unassailable fact. After all, tests and evidence don’t lie, even if people do. But sadly, this belief in the infallibility of forensic science is misplaced and made all the more dangerous by the fact that it is so common. While some forensic tests are highly reliable (like DNA tests performed under correct conditions), some forensic tests cannot even be called “science.”…
If you drive about 18 miles southwest of Chicago, you will arrive in the Village of Homer Glen. A pair of men were recently arrested there after a two-year investigation on charges of identity theft, fraud and forgery-related crimes, the Will County Sheriff’s Office said. A law enforcement source told the Herald-News that the investigation was the “largest of its kind ever conducted in Will County.” The men allegedly made repeated “illegal and unauthorized…
If you drive about 18 miles southwest of Chicago, you will arrive in the Village of Homer Glen. A pair of men were recently arrested there after a two-year investigation on charges of identity theft, fraud and forgery-related crimes, the Will County Sheriff’s Office said. A law enforcement source told the Herald-News that the investigation was the “largest of its kind ever conducted in Will County.” The men allegedly made repeated “illegal and unauthorized…
The pandemic has had a negative effect on the lives of the vast majority of people. One of the few exceptions is former Chicago narcotics officer Glenn Lewellen, who was convicted of kidnapping and robbing drug dealers. Lewellen was recently released from federal prison more than six years early because of the threat of coronavirus. Back in 2013, he was sentenced to 18 years on narcotics conspiracy charges after conspiring with a paid informant in…
The pandemic has had a negative effect on the lives of the vast majority of people. One of the few exceptions is former Chicago narcotics officer Glenn Lewellen, who was convicted of kidnapping and robbing drug dealers. Lewellen was recently released from federal prison more than six years early because of the threat of coronavirus. Back in 2013, he was sentenced to 18 years on narcotics conspiracy charges after conspiring with a paid informant in…
A decade ago, many believed that sexual assault allegations were too often given scant attention by colleges and that accusers were routinely discouraged from reporting attacks. The Obama administration tried to correct that approach, but many believed it overcompensated in favor of accusers with rules that did not protect the due process rights of those who were accused of misconduct. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos recently announced rules that many believe will strike a new…