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Sex Crimes

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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Jun. 7 2018

Strategies to Fight Your Illinois Child Pornography Charge

Strategies to Fight Your Illinois Child Pornography Charge
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Child pornography charges are serious business. Even if you are caught in possession of a single file or image that is considered child pornography, you may be charged with a felony and end up on the Illinois sex offender registry. Partially because of this, child pornography convictions can [...]
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Apr. 5 2018

Federal Sex Crime Charges: How They Work

Federal Sex Crime Charges: How They Work
Posted By: Sami Azhari

If you have been charged with a sex crime under federal law, you’re probably wondering what is going to happen to you. In this post, we will detail which acts are covered under the law, the associated penalties, sex offender registration, and how to get help from a skilled federal sex [...]
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Mar. 29 2018

What Laws Cover Child Molestation in Illinois?

What Laws Cover Child Molestation in Illinois?
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Last year, Illinois eliminated the statutes of limitation for all felony criminal sexual assault and sexual abuse crimes against children. The rationale was that victims of childhood sexual abuse can take many years to recover from and report the abuse, and that repealing the statutes of [...]
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Feb. 7 2018

Who Can Potentially Be Charged in an Illinois Sex Slave Bust?

Who Can Potentially Be Charged in an Illinois Sex Slave Bust?
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Did you know that human trafficking is thought to be the third largest criminal activity in the entire world? That’s according to the FBI’s page on the matter. Sex trafficking is just one type of human trafficking, but it’s a big one. According to Equality Now, it’s the fastest [...]
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Nov. 17 2017

What It Means in Illinois to “Possess” Child Pornography

What It Means in Illinois to "Possess" Child Pornography
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Do you know what constitutes a child pornography possession charge? One recent case in Illinois has already ended in a conviction. Former Air Force airman Robert Hollingsworth, 27, of Byron, was sentenced to a five-year prison sentence and $48,000 in restitution fees. He pled guilty to one [...]
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Nov. 3 2017

What You Need to Know about Illinois’ Child Pornography Laws

What You Need to Know about Illinois' Child Pornography Laws
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Child pornography is considered to be a form of child sexual exploitation, and has devastating emotional consequences for the victim. Therefore, child pornography charges in Illinois are quite serious due to the grievous nature of the offense. Penalties associated with conviction include lengthy [...]
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