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Jun. 20 2019

Illinois Shoplifting Penalties Might Be Eased – How Bad Are They Now?

Posted By: Sami Azhari
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Shoplifting is a common criminal offense, and many states consider it a relatively minor transgression. However, in Illinois, the infraction is met with stiff criminal penalties. In fact, this state’s shoplifting laws are some of the toughest in the nation. Fortunately, that may change [...]
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Jun. 12 2019

How Sex Offender Treatment Works in Illinois

How Sex Offender Treatment Works in Illinois
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Short of murder, sex offenses are some of the most grievous crimes one person can commit against another. Further, many offenders commit sex crimes repeatedly. In an attempt to protect public safety and keep people from reoffending, Illinois carefully manages prior sex offenders. This [...]
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Jun. 5 2019

Did You Know that Illinois Has Two Felony Theft Thresholds?

Did You Know that Illinois Has Two Felony Theft Thresholds?
Posted By: Sami Azhari
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Theft is a common criminal offense, but one that can have major legal ramifications. That said, some theft crimes are more serious than others. Minor details (like which exit you use if you shoplift) can have a huge effect on the legal consequences you could face. Like many states, Illinois [...]
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May. 30 2019

Drug Trafficking in Illinois Comes with Mandatory Minimums

Drug Trafficking in Illinois Comes with Mandatory Minimums
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Generally, the term “mandatory minimums” is associated with federal courts. However, Illinois state courts also have mandatory minimums for a variety of crimes, including drug trafficking. Mandatory minimums are controversial in that a mandatory minimum prison sentence must be imposed [...]
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May. 26 2019

When Prom Adventures Turn Into Illinois Criminal Charges

When Prom Adventures Turn Into Illinois Criminal Charges
Posted By: Sami Azhari

‘Tis the season for prom night shenanigans, and while it can be a harmless evening of fun for high school students as the academic year comes to an end, it’s also a dangerous time for teens. Prom night adventures can lead to serious or even fatal incidents, as well as the legal trouble [...]
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