African-Americans in Illinois and throughout the United States may sometimes speak in a language that is referred to as Black English. Its syntax and grammar patterns may be different than those used in more conventional forms of speaking. Therefore, it can be confusing for those who aren't familiar with it to understand what a person might be saying when using it. This can present problems for black Americans who are going through the legal system.
Illinois residents who have been charged with a crime may find it necessary to provide a defense during a trial. A criminal defense strategy can be developed that can provide them with the best chances of winning their criminal case.