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Month: February 2015


How a Criminal Record Can Affect Your Life
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How a Criminal Record Can Affect Your Life

Being arrested for your alleged involvement in a crime can be an upsetting experience in itself. Even if you manage to get the charges dropped or the case dismissed, you still have to go through lengthy, and often emotionally taxing legal procedures. And if you are unfortunate enough to be convicted of a crime, there may be prison sentences, jail time, or hefty fines to deal with.

 

Sadly, these consequences are just the beginning of how an arrest, charge, … Read More

Hundreds Arrested in Nationwide Sex-Trafficking Bust
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Hundreds Arrested in Nationwide Sex-Trafficking Bust

In 2015, the Illinois’ Cook County Sheriff’s Department launched a nationwide sex-trafficking string operation that comprised of 70 jurisdictions in 17 states, including Illinois, Arizona, and Nevada. This year’s installment is the largest thus far since the operation first started in 2011.

 

At the beginning of the month, operation officials arrested 570 sex buyers and 23 sex traffickers around the country.Click To Tweet Officials also recovered 54 women and 14 juvenile sex-trafficking victims nationwide, taking them into custody mental … Read More

Minor Physical Contact Can Still Be Domestic Battery in Chicago
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Minor Physical Contact Can Still Be Domestic Battery in Chicago

Illinois takes domestic violence charges extremely seriously, and in Chicago, police officers do not take lightly to offenders who have been accused of harming loved ones. These crimes are serious, and police officers, lawyers, and judges are all working together to make sure that domestic violence is not tolerated in our state.

 

However, despite Illinois’s fervor to completely eradicate domestic violence, our state’s complicated laws can sometimes thwart its own efforts. Some of the domestic violence laws are too … Read More