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Sex Crimes

Sep. 6 2019

Illinois Sex Crime Laws Designed to Protect Minors

Posted By: Sami Azhari

Minor children, especially those in unstable home situations such as runaways or children in the foster care system, are at high risk for sex trafficking and sexual exploitation. These vulnerable kids may be compelled by force or coercion to engage in commercial sex acts or may engage in [...]
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Aug. 7 2019

Epstein, R. Kelly Cases Shine a Light on Illinois Sex Trafficking

Posted By: Sami Azhari

The Me Too Movement has paved the way to a number of powerful men being charged with sex crimes and sexual misconduct. The greatest public awareness began with the Weinstein story which broke in October 2017 and has culminated into dozens of household names being smeared. You’ve heard [...]
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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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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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May. 9 2019

Understanding the Illinois Internet Crimes against Children Task Force

Understanding the Illinois Internet Crimes against Children Task Force
Posted By: Sami Azhari

These days, we use computers and the internet for just about everything. Virtually everyone is online, including small children. In fact, statistics from the US department of education suggest that 81% of children as young as three are on the internet. Unfortunately, predators are also [...]
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Apr. 5 2019

Your Guide to Revenge Porn Laws in Illinois

Your Guide to Revenge Porn Laws in Illinois
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Revenge porn, or the distribution of sexually explicit images or videos without the subject’s consent, has been recognized as a criminal offense in Illinois since 2014. Many times, an explicit photo or image is sent consensually in the course of a romantic relationship, and then exploited by [...]
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Dec. 6 2018

How to Fight Back Against Illinois Sex Crime Charges

How to Fight Back Against Illinois Sex Crime Charges
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Being charged with a sex crime of any kind is a very serious offense in our state. It is crucial to arm yourself with the knowledge and representation you need before you end up facing the negative ramifications associated with a conviction. The best way to ensure you have to greatest chance [...]
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Nov. 13 2018

Your Guide to Illinois Sex Trafficking Laws

Your Guide to Illinois Sex Trafficking Laws
Posted By: Sami Azhari

If you have been accused of sex trafficking in the state of Illinois, you may think that your life is over. After all, it is an incredibly serious crime, and you are likely to face both severe penalties and the possibility of public shaming if the press learns of the charges. With all of [...]
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Aug. 9 2018

Breaking Down Child Sexual Abuse Charges in Illinois

Breaking Down Child Sexual Abuse Charges in Illinois
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Child sexual abuse charges should not be taken lightly in Illinois. A Quincy man was recently sentenced to two decades behind bars after he was found guilty of sex crimes against two girls. He was accused of inappropriately touching the girls in 2015 or 2016. The incident came to light in [...]
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Jun. 28 2018

Common Sex Crime Charges in Illinois

Common Sex Crime Charges in Illinois
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Short of murder, sex crimes are some of the most grievous offenses a person can commit. Accordingly, sex crimes are severely charged and penalized, and a sex crime conviction carries a negative stigma that will come back to haunt you – possibly for the rest of your life. Most sex crimes [...]
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