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Sex Offenders

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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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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Oct. 3 2017

Teen Sex Tape Could Land You on the Illinois Sex Offender Registry

Teen Sex Tape Could Land You on the Illinois Sex Offender Registry
Posted By: Sami Azhari

In January, a Chicago teen committed suicide after his school warned him he could be charged and required to register as a sex offender when they discovered he had recorded a sexual encounter with another classmate. Sixteen-year-old Corey Walgren recorded a video of himself having consensual [...]
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May. 17 2017

4 Lesser-Known Illinois Crimes on the Sex Offender Registry

4 Lesser-Known Illinois Crimes on the Sex Offender Registry
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Illinois’s sex offender registry is not a place where you want to see your name. The public list allows friends, employers, and anyone with access to Google, really, to see your name, address, occupation, and a list of past sex offenses. Many of these offenses are things that most people [...]
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Dec. 16 2016

You May Have to Leave Your Home after a Sex Offender Conviction

You May Have to Leave Your Home after a Sex Offender Conviction
Posted By: Sami Azhari

A sex offender charge is different from most other crimes. For one, there is a lot more public shame attached to sex charges. The way our system is set up, this shame remains public after a conviction, since sex offenders must register on a public list that will tell peers, neighbors, employers [...]
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