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Month: November 2014


Sex Crimes on the CTA Often Go Unreported
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Sex Crimes on the CTA Often Go Unreported

Illinois law deals with perpetrators of sex crimes very seriously—when they catch them.
However, studies show that an alarming number of sexual harassment, abuse, and assault crimes go unreported. Victims often feel ashamed, or unsure of whether or not their experience constitutes a crime. This is particularly true in public places like the CTA, where large crowds make it easy for groping to go unnoticed and sexist comments are all too common. In response to this problem, local public transit … Read More

Are Illinois DUI Laws about to Get Tougher?
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Are Illinois DUI Laws about to Get Tougher?

While the republican and democratic candidates for secretary of state might have differed on many platforms, they both agreed on one – Illinois needs to enforce stricter DUI laws.  Republican nominee Mike Webster argued that it’s too easy to avoid conviction for a DUI, maintaining that the system can be manipulated “if you have enough money” or “know the right people.”

 

The democratic opponent, longtime secretary of state Jesse White, says he supports a law that enforces longer license … Read More

When Can You Expunge or Seal an Adult Criminal Record?
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When Can You Expunge or Seal an Adult Criminal Record?

Whether you were convicted of tax evasion or charged with petty theft, a tarnished criminal record can cause a lot of problems long after the crime was committed. Landlords might refuse to rent an apartment to you. Banks might deny you for a loan. College admissions officers could reject you for university admission or scholarship. Employers might not hire you for a job.

 

Thanks to the advent of the internet and growth of information technology, employers, landlords, and the … Read More

When a Plea Agreement May Be the Best Option in an Assault Case
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When a Plea Agreement May Be the Best Option in an Assault Case

Self-defense and defense of others are two arguments that are sometimes used to prove that an individual is not guilty of assault. However, the effectiveness of these defenses depend heavily upon the circumstances of each unique case and the defendant’s ability to show that any reasonable person would have perceived a threat in the same situation and that the only way to stop the threat was by using force. When it is not likely that the defendant will be able … Read More