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Archives for: June 18th, 2012

Fraud May Sound like a Soft Crime, but Penalties Can Be Harsh

There are numerous types of fraud charges, but as a whole, they frequently fall under the heading of white collar crime in that they typically involve criminal activity related to money. Victims of this kind of fraud typically incur losses that represent total financial devastation, and as such, prosecutors are aggressive when seeking recourse against perpetrators of fraud. If you’ve been accused of fraud, have close associations with someone who is accused of or being investigated for fraud, or are [...]

Domestic Violence: Victims Can Refuse to Cooperate, but the Prosecution Calls the Shots

If the police are summoned to the scene of reported domestic violence, you can just about bet your last ten bucks that someone will be going to jail. In the case of wrestling legend Scott Hall, police arrested him Friday despite Hall’s insistence that he had never been violent with girlfriend Lisa Howell. Though Ms. Hall initially reported that Hall grabbed her by the throat and tried to pull her out of her car, she later claimed that there was [...]

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Men Aren’t Always the Aggressors in Illinois Domestic Violence Cases

Domestic Assault | Domestic Battery | Domestic Violence

Domestic violence cases are increasing nationwide and are being highlighted in the media as a major problem in society today. In turn, domestic violence has received broader attention from lawmakers — and rightfully so.

There is a hidden epidemic, though: men can also be domestic violence victims.

In fact, the subject of domestic violence against men is recognized so little that many male victims of domestic violence don’t even recognize they are being abused.

Because of these societal norms, in [...]

Ways to Defend against an Illinois Shoplifting Charge

Shoplifting / Retail Theft

Shoplifting is common; so much so that many people see it as being no big deal. However, shoplifting is in fact a criminal offense taken very seriously by retailers and the state of Illinois.

Were you aware that shoplifting as little as $300 in merchandise is an automatic felony punishable by 2-5 years in prison? That’s an easy sum to reach these days — a couple of shirts and a nice bag, really.

Additionally, regardless of the value of items [...]

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