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Month: March 2019

Mar. 28 2019

The Difference between Assault and Aggravated Assault in Illinois

The Difference between Assault and Aggravated Assault in Illinois
Posted By: Sami Azhari
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Any charge of assault needs to be taken very seriously, as an assault conviction carries significant criminal penalties, and will leave you with a criminal record of violent crime that affects many aspects of day-to-day life, including your career and financial future. However, aggravated [...]
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Mar. 17 2019

A Breakdown of Illinois Felony Charges and Penalties

A Breakdown of Illinois Felony Charges and Penalties
Posted By: Sami Azhari

In Illinois, there are three types of crimes: petty offenses, misdemeanors, and felonies. Petty offenses are minor violations punishable only by fines. The next level is misdemeanors, which are punishable by up to one year in jail. Finally, the most serious category of offenses is felonies. [...]
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Mar. 6 2019

How the Smollet Case Went from Hate Crime to Disorderly Conduct

How the Smollet Case Went from Hate Crime to Disorderly Conduct
Posted By: Sami Azhari

The Jussie Smollet case has been the top story on every news outlet for quite a while now. What first appeared to be a hate crime against the Empire actor has now turned into a bizarre string of incidents that is angering people of color and LGBT communities across America. What has happened [...]
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Mar. 1 2019

Are You “Too Dangerous” for a Gun in Illinois?

Are You “Too Dangerous” for a Gun in Illinois?
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Illinois gun control laws have historically been less restrictive than many other states, but new regulations effective January 1 of this year are tightening things up. One new law covers a couple of different adjustments to waiting periods. There is now a 72-hour waiting period on all [...]
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