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Criminal Law

May. 11 2017

Chicago Accountant Indicted for $500,000 of Tax Evasion

Chicago Accountant Indicted for $500,000 of Tax Evasion
Posted By: Sami Azhari

By now, you have (hopefully) filed your taxes – or at least filed for an extension. The due date has come and passed, and soon the IRS will start looking at this year’s returns in an attempt to crack down on anyone who didn’t comply with the law and tried to cheat the government out of [...]
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May. 2 2017

With Crime in Chicago Decreasing, Cops Look to Tips

With Crime in Chicago Decreasing, Cops Look to Tips
Posted By: Sami Azhari
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The end of 2016 didn’t look great for Chicago. Our city had seen the highest number of murders in decades, and questions about how to handle gun violence here sparked debate among current law enforcement officials and the recently ousted police chief. Now that we are almost halfway into [...]
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Mar. 3 2017

5 Different Types of Burglary Charges You Can Face in Illinois

5 Different Types of Burglary Charges You Can Face in Illinois
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Our cultural image of burglary typically involves a man in a mask breaking in to someone else’s property under cover of night and loading up on any valuables that aren’t tied down. The state of Illinois, however, takes a broader view on burglary. Just by entering a property without [...]
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Feb. 14 2017

How to Reduce Your Sentence in Federal Criminal Case

How to Reduce Your Sentence in Federal Criminal Case
Posted By: Sami Azhari

A federal crime occurs when the offender breaks a law that was implemented based on federal legislation. No matter what state you are in across the United States, if you break a federal law, it will result in the same type of punishment, regardless of location. Federal crimes range in severity, [...]
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Feb. 14 2017

Obstruction of Justice: The Pulse Nightclub Shooting

Obstruction of Justice The Pulse Nightclub Shooting
Posted By: Sami Azhari

In June of 2016, 49 individuals died and 53 more were injured as the result of a heinous terrorist attack on an Orlando, Florida nightclub. This massacre is the largest single terrorist attack on our country’s history and the most deadly attack targeting the LGBT community. After carrying out [...]
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Feb. 14 2017

What Constitutes a Hate Crime?

What Constitutes a Hate Crime
Posted By: Sami Azhari
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Social media connects us to millions of other users around the world, allowing us to see in real time what another individual is seeing, through their point of view. However, as much as social media can be used to inform and educate us, there is also the potential to promote violence and hate [...]
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Feb. 14 2017

What Does Illinois Mean By “Reckless Homicide”?

What Does Illinois Mean By Reckless Homicide
Posted By: Sami Azhari

You probably know what homicide means. Put simply, it is when one person deliberately kills another. When you hear the word “homicide,” you might think of TV police shows where killers carefully plan out their crimes or of gang violence where teens are shooting each other down. Our area [...]
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Feb. 2 2017

4 FAQs about Federal Crimes

4 FAQs about Federal Crimes
Posted By: Sami Azhari

If you are charged with a crime in Illinois, it is crucial to understand the charges against you and what the next few months will look like in and out of the courtroom. One of the most important things to know is whether you face state or federal charges. While the overall processes have a [...]
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Jan. 17 2017

Three New Illinois Laws Regarding Probation in 2017

Three New Illinois Laws Regarding Probation in 2017
Posted By: Sami Azhari

If you are waiting on a court date in 2017, you may be crossing your fingers for probation or dropped charges rather than jail time. Well, there’s some good news. Today, probation is more likely than ever for many different individuals due to new laws that went into affect on January 1. [...]
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Dec. 8 2016

A Guide to Illinois Assault and Battery Charges

A Guide to Illinois Assault and Battery Charges
Posted By: Sami Azhari

If everything you know about assault and battery charges comes from watching crime dramas on TV, you may find yourself confused and frustrated if you suddenly find yourself facing charges. You didn’t “assault” anyone. And what does battery even mean? Aren’t they the same thing? Not [...]
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