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Criminal Law

Jan. 4 2018

More Federal Prosecutors the Answer to Chicago’s Violent Crime Problem?

More Federal Prosecutors the Answer to Chicago's Violent Crime Problem?
Posted By: Sami Azhari

As part of its push to fight violent crime, the Trump administration has added three attorneys to the violent crime prosecution team in Chicago. The thought is that the additional prosecutors will be able to take on more cases, leading to more convictions and hopefully fewer overall crimes [...]
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Dec. 31 2017

Domestic Battery Versus Aggravated Domestic Battery in Illinois

Domestic Battery Versus Aggravated Domestic Battery in Illinois
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Do you know the difference between charges of domestic battery and aggravated domestic battery in Illinois? Chicago rapper Lud Foe was recently charged with both domestic battery and aggravated domestic battery. In an argument with his pregnant girlfriend, he allegedly hit and pushed her. He [...]
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Dec. 7 2017

Difference in Illinois between Property Crime and Violent Crime

Difference in Illinois between Property Crime and Violent Crime
Posted By: Sami Azhari
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In Illinois, crimes are divided into two main categories: property crimes and violent crimes. Below we are going to detail the difference between the two, plus the penalties involved for both in our state. Property crimes The FBI defines crimes along a hierarchy, and property crimes are lower [...]
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Nov. 8 2017

Your Guide to Federal and Illinois State Cyber Crimes

Your Guide to Federal and Illinois Cyber Crimes
Posted By: Sami Azhari

We use computers in nearly every aspect of our lives, so it comes as no surprise that people are now using them more and more to commit crimes. Cyber crimes present a special challenge to lawmakers and law enforcement officials, as they often evolve ahead of legislation and are more difficult [...]
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Oct. 12 2017

The Differences between Illinois State and Federal Charges

The Differences between Illinois State and Federal Charges
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Whether you’re living here in Illinois or just passing through, you have to follow our state’s laws. However, no matter where you are in the United States, you also have to follow our country’s laws. So what happens, then, if you break a law here? Will you be charged by Illinois or by [...]
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Sep. 7 2017

What Does It Mean to Be Charged with a Capital Crime?

What Does It Mean to Be Charged with a Capital Crime?
Posted By: Sami Azhari

A capital crime involves a particular type of punishment: namely, the death penalty. Most often, capital crimes are assigned for murder convictions, but several other situations may warrant the death penalty as well. Just not here in Illinois. The history of capital crimes has always been [...]
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Aug. 30 2017

Charged with Disorderly Conduct at a Chicago Rally? How to Fight Back

Charged with Disorderly Conduct at a Chicago Rally? How to Fight Back
Posted By: Sami Azhari

On Saturday, August 12, a Unite the Right rally was planned to protest the removal of a Confederate statue of General Robert E. Lee located in Emancipation Park – formerly Lee park – in Charlottesville, Virginia. On Friday, the day before the scheduled rally, protestors marched at the [...]
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Jul. 6 2017

Understanding Armed Robbery Charges in Illinois

Understanding Armed Robbery Charges in Illinois
Posted By: Sami Azhari
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What possibly started as a prank has now ended in home invasion and armed robbery charges for three Illinois football players. The three college football players – Darta Lee, Zarrian Holcombe and Howard Watkins – are accused of robbing a dorm room in Bromley Hall, one of the [...]
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Jun. 8 2017

Did Your Memorial Day Celebrating Lead to Criminal Charges?

Did Your Memorial Day Celebrating Lead to Criminal Charges?
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Have you ever been to a party busted up by the cops? Last month, 15 teenagers in Lincolnshire were arrested for underage drinking at a house party. After receiving a report, officers heard loud music, saw people running away, and found “several cans of alcohol” on the front lawn. The [...]
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Jun. 1 2017

Family Members Arrested in Illinois Healthcare Fraud Scheme

Posted By: Sami Azhari

Earlier this year, a doctor, his father, and his father, pleaded guilty to conducting massive healthcare fraud. The scam happened at a chiropractic clinic where they worked and an ultrasound service. The Gordin Medical Center was located in Wheeling, and was a front for a false billing scheme [...]
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