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Oct. 8 2021

IL Enticement of a Minor Can End in Major Prison Time

Posted By: Sami Azhari

IL Enticement of a Minor Can End in Major Prison Time

Nearly everyone uses the internet today, from young children to older people. While most of us use the internet for legitimate pursuits, there is a dark side to it in which adults lure children.

An Illinois man found out the …

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Oct. 8 2021

What Behaviors Can Lead to Domestic Violence Charges in Illinois?

Posted By: Sami Azhari

What Behaviors Can Lead to Domestic Violence Charges in Illinois?

In Illinois, criminal acts are classified as domestic violence when they involve the abuse of a family or household member.

You might be wondering exactly what defines a “family or household member”. This role could include:

  • Spouses and former spouses

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Sep. 17 2021

You Got a Labor Day DUI in Illinois: What Now?

Posted By: Sami Azhari
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DUI

You Got a Labor Day DUI in Illinois: What Now?

Even though certain actions can lead to a DUI in Illinois, that doesn’t mean people expect it to happen to them—nor do they know what to do after the fact. If a weekend of summer-ending fun ended with a Labor …

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Sep. 10 2021

Common Defenses to Illinois Drug Crimes

Posted By: Sami Azhari
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In Illinois, even some simple drug possessions that seem minor can result in serious consequences. However, when charged with a drug crime, many people may not understand how consequential the charges can be.

This is why it’s crucial for anyone …

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Sep. 10 2021

An Illinois Sex Crime Could Lead to a Lifetime No-Contact Order

Posted By: Sami Azhari
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Sex crimes are taken very seriously in Illinois, and the associated penalties are often quite harsh – including no-contact orders.

Illinois just changed the law to give victims of sex crimes the ability to get no-contact orders — for life …

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Sep. 10 2021

Is Domestic Violence a Good Defense for Illinois Murder?

Posted By: Sami Azhari
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If you asked the average person on the street if someone should be convicted for murder when they were forced to do it, you might get a variety of answers. It’s a tough question, and one that has been asked …

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Aug. 20 2021

Drugged Driving in Illinois: You’ll Get a DUI

Posted By: Sami Azhari

Drugged Driving in Illinois: You'll Get a DUI

When most people think of a DUI (driving under the influence) charge, they automatically jump to alcohol as the drug causing the impairment – but that’s not always the case.

A Plainfield man was recently charged with driving under the

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Aug. 20 2021

When Does an Illinois Sex Crime Become a Federal Case?

Posted By: Sami Azhari

When Does an Illinois Sex Crime Become a Federal Case?

On July 10th, police approached a 13-year-old girl sobbing on the steps of the Lincoln Depot rail station. She told them she had been abducted from her hometown in Bleckley County, Georgia four days earlier and driven more than 700 …

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Aug. 6 2021

New Bill To More Clearly Define Consent in Illinois

Posted By: Sami Azhari

New Bill To More Clearly Define Consent in Illinois

Rape is a serious and frightening crime, but it doesn’t always happen between strangers or in dark alleys under the cover of night – it often occurs between those who know each other. Regardless of the circumstances, every case involving …

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Aug. 6 2021

When Does an Illinois Sex Crime Become a Federal Case?

Posted By: Sami Azhari

Sex crimes are serious when committed in Illinois, but they are even graver when taken on by the federal courts. This evokes even more penalties a person convicted could potentially face – as one Illinois man may soon find out.…

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