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Month: August 2015


9 Common Shoplifting Techniques Authorities Watch For
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9 Common Shoplifting Techniques Authorities Watch For

From neighborhood convenience stores to chain supermarkets to high-end retailers downtown, Chicago businesses of all kinds are being hit hard by shoplifting.

 

Retail theft crimes can affect these businesses in a big way, hurting profits, shrinking product inventory, and increasing production costs.

 

In response to rising rates of shoplifting in our city, retailers and law enforcement officials alike are taking serious measures to combat retail theft crimes. Law officers, loss prevention personnel, and store employees alike are trained … Read More

7 Chicago Areas with the Highest Rates of Assault and Battery
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7 Chicago Areas with the Highest Rates of Assault and Battery

It’s no secret that Chicago has a serious problem with violent crimes, but certain neighborhoods have a history of being more dangerous than others.

 

This year, the city has witnessed a particularly high rate of assault and battery crimes, with a majority of these crimes concentrated in certain areas. In Illinois, assault is considered to be behavior that creates the threat or fear of bodily harm or unwanted physical contact, while battery is conduct that actually causes bodily harm … Read More

New Illinois Laws to Fight Heroin and Prescription Opioid Crimes
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New Illinois Laws to Fight Heroin and Prescription Opioid Crimes

As our state continues to battle with its growing heroin and prescription pill abuse problems, Illinois lawmakers are scrambling for solutions.

 

According to reporters from the Chicago Tribune, heroin fatalities have skyrocketed in the last four years. Last year alone, more than 633 people died from heroin overdose in Illinois. Heroin abuse has been closely linked to prescription pill addiction, with many prescription pill addicts ultimately turning to heroin when they cannot afford the high cost of painkillers.

In … Read More

3-Step Guide to Hiring a Criminal Defense Lawyer
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3-Step Guide to Hiring a Criminal Defense Lawyer

Hire an inexperienced hairdresser, and you could end up with a bad haircut. Hire an unqualified math tutor, and your SAT scores might not be as high as they could be. Hire a bad DJ, and your guests could leave your party disappointed.

 

But hire the wrong criminal defense attorney, and your entire future will be jeopardized.

When it comes to major life decisions, hiring a criminal defense attorney may be the important choice you’ll ever make. Being charged … Read More