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Juvenile Crime

Jan. 15 2021

Illinois Changes Age of Entry into Adult Justice System in 2021

Illinois Changes Age of Entry into Adult Justice System in 2021
Posted By: Sami Azhari
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Illinois is beginning to move forward in terms of criminal justice reform. Senate Bill 4581 (SB 4581) implements significant changes to the manner in which young people are processed through the court system. One of the most considerable aspects of the bill is its effort to provide those [...]
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Aug. 29 2019

Could Your Child Be Charged in Adult Criminal Court in Illinois?

Could Your Child Be Charged in Adult Criminal Court in Illinois?
Posted By: Sami Azhari
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In most cases, minors under the age of 18 are not legally considered to be adults. However, under Illinois law, some juvenile defendants can be prosecuted as adults and receive adult sentences if convicted. It is relatively rare for a minor to be prosecuted as an adult, but it does happen in [...]
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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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Aug. 30 2018

Yes, a Chicago School Fight Can Lead to Illinois Assault Charges

Yes, a Chicago School Fight Can Lead to Illinois Assault Charges
Posted By: Sami Azhari

If your teen gets involved in a school fight, it might seem like no big deal, but you should be aware that he or she may be charged with assault under Illinois law. Case-in-point: seven teens were arrested and one teen was hospitalized after a fight recently broke out at Champaign Centennial [...]
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