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Sex Crimes

May. 13 2022

Your Common IL Sex Offender Registry Questions

Posted By: Sami Azhari

Sex crimes in Illinois are among some of the most serious you can face, and the penalties for a conviction can be severe. One of the gravest penalties of a conviction is being required to register as a sex offender. This type of registration can complicate your life since it can influence [...]
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Mar. 4 2022

IL Prostitution Laws: What You Need to Know

Posted By: Sami Azhari

Prostitution is known as one of the oldest professions in the history of the world. Today, even though it’s against the law in many places, including Illinois, that doesn’t mean that the world’s oldest profession isn’t alive and well. Recently, five people were arrested in Marion for [...]
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Feb. 4 2022

IL Revenge Porn: What Is Against the Law?

Posted By: Sami Azhari

Thanks to social media sites, everyone has nearly instant access to post photos and videos at any time, day or night. These images or videos, once uploaded, become a part of cyberspace forever. Along with this phenomenon, sexting – sharing sexually charged images or videos – with another [...]
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Jan. 6 2022

One Way to Get a Federal Charge? Drive to Another State for Sex

Posted By: Sami Azhari

Sometimes, people are willing to go to great lengths for certain things – and do things that land them in a lot of legal trouble in the process. One Minnesota man recently did just that and now is going to pay with years of his life. The man in question met a girl online who was only 14. [...]
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Nov. 17 2021

IL Sex Offender? You Could Have Your Accomplishments Erased

IL Sex Offender? You Could Have Your Accomplishments Erased
Posted By: Sami Azhari

In life, people want to be able to claim their accomplishments. Those can be personal or professional – and to many people, they’re quite important, rightly so. However, being a convicted Illinois sex offender can change how your accomplishments are viewed and whether or not you’re even [...]
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Oct. 8 2021

IL Enticement of a Minor Can End in Major Prison Time

Posted By: Sami Azhari

Nearly everyone uses the internet today, from young children to older people. While most of us use the internet for legitimate pursuits, there is a dark side to it in which adults lure children. An Illinois man found out the hard way just how harsh the law can treat someone who uses the [...]
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Sep. 10 2021

An Illinois Sex Crime Could Lead to a Lifetime No-Contact Order

An Illinois Sex Crime Could Lead to a Lifetime No-Contact Order
Posted By: Sami Azhari
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Sex crimes are taken very seriously in Illinois, and the associated penalties are often quite harsh – including no-contact orders. Illinois just changed the law to give victims of sex crimes the ability to get no-contact orders -- for life -- put on those who perpetrated the sex crimes. [...]
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Aug. 20 2021

When Does an Illinois Sex Crime Become a Federal Case?

When Does an Illinois Sex Crime Become a Federal Case?
Posted By: Sami Azhari

On July 10th, police approached a 13-year-old girl sobbing on the steps of the Lincoln Depot rail station. She told them she had been abducted from her hometown in Bleckley County, Georgia four days earlier and driven more than 700 miles away to Springfield, Illinois. The man allegedly [...]
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Aug. 6 2021

New Bill To More Clearly Define Consent in Illinois

New Bill To More Clearly Define Consent in Illinois
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Rape is a serious and frightening crime, but it doesn’t always happen between strangers or in dark alleys under the cover of night – it often occurs between those who know each other. Regardless of the circumstances, every case involving sexual assault is defined by one factor: consent. And [...]
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Aug. 6 2021

When Does an Illinois Sex Crime Become a Federal Case?

When Does an Illinois Sex Crime Become a Federal Case?
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Sex crimes are serious when committed in Illinois, but they are even graver when taken on by the federal courts. This evokes even more penalties a person convicted could potentially face – as one Illinois man may soon find out. A registered sex offender in Illinois has now been accused of [...]
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