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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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Feb. 22 2019

Illinois Armed Robbery Charges: How to Fight Back

Illinois Armed Robbery Charges: How to Fight Back
Posted By: Sami Azhari

If convicted of armed robbery in Illinois, you could face years of jail time, thousands in fines, and a criminal record of violent crime that will affect nearly every aspect of your life long after your sentence is served. Not good. However, proving a defendant guilty of armed robbery is [...]
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Feb. 14 2019

Illinois Is Addicted to Heroin: What If You’re Charged with Trafficking It?

Illinois Is Addicted to Heroin: What If You’re Charged with Trafficking It?
Posted By: Sami Azhari

In 2013, the governors from five states – including Illinois – met to devise a regional strategy to combat overdoses and the abuse of heroin and other opioids, deeming the situation a crisis of epidemic proportions. Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin led the discussion, as that state was [...]
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