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Sexual Assault

Feb. 14 2019

Illinois Sexual Harassment: Is It Considered a Sex Crime?

Illinois Sexual Harassment: Is It Considered a Sex Crime?
Posted By: Sami Azhari

You probably know that our state takes sex crimes seriously. Get convicted and you could end up in prison for years – and possibly on the sex offender registry. What about sexual harassment, though? We’ve all been hearing a lot about it over the past few years, but many people still have [...]
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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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Oct. 12 2018

How Does Sexual Assault Become Aggravated in Illinois?

How Does Sexual Assault Become Aggravated in Illinois?
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Sexual assault is an incredibly serious crime in Illinois, but it can be elevated to the even more serious crime of aggravated sexual assault when certain conditions are present. In this post, we are going to detail the differences between the two crimes and what you can do to protect your [...]
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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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Feb. 10 2017

Chicago Police Officer Charged With Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Chicago Police Officer Charged With Sexual Abuse of a Minor
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Even some of Chicago’s finest make mistakes. Sometimes big ones. Last month, a 51-year old Chicago Police Officer was arrested and charged with felony criminal sexual assault after an 18-year-old came forward and accused him of having sexual contact while she was underage. Officer [...]
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Oct. 25 2016

What Are the Penalties for Sexual Assault in Illinois?

What Are the Penalties for Sexual Assault in Illinois
Posted By: Sami Azhari

No crime has been more talked about in the media recently than sexual assault. And it’s easy to see why. High profile charges and cases with surprising results seem to be everywhere. There are the accusations and impending trial against Bill Cosby for allegedly drugging and raping dozens [...]
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Jun. 18 2016

Criminal Sexual Abuse and Assault

Criminal Sexual Abuse and Assault
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Sexual assault and sexual abuse are unwanted physical contact of a sexual nature. According to the Illinois Criminal Sexual Assault Act, criminal sexual assault is defined as an act of sexual penetration with the use or threat of force or an act of sexual penetration when the accused knew that the [...]
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