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Month: April 2016


6 Things You Don’t Know About Fraud in Illinois
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6 Things You Don’t Know About Fraud in Illinois

“You’re a fraud!”

 

Accusing someone of fraud sometimes sounds like a scene from an old movie. We know that fraud is often linked with dishonesty, but how serious is a fraud charge? What does fraud entail, and how often do miscommunications and mistakes legally qualify as fraud?

 

If you have been charged with fraud or believe you may be charged with fraud, it is crucial to understand the charges you are facing and the possible consequences from a … Read More

Breakdown of Illinois Sexual Assault Offenses and Defenses
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Breakdown of Illinois Sexual Assault Offenses and Defenses

“In the criminal justice system, sexually based offenses are considered especially heinous.”

 

Sound familiar?

 

We’ve all heard the opening line to the hit television show, Law & Order: SVU. Sexually based offenses are considered especially heinous, and in Illinois, along with the rest of the country, those convicted of sex crimes will face severe punishments – along with harsh judgments from the public at large.

 

When it comes to these types of crimes, most people have preconceived … Read More

Illinois Trying to Decriminalize Marijuana Possession… Again
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Illinois Trying to Decriminalize Marijuana Possession… Again

 

Illinois is trying once again to follow other states in decriminalizing marijuana possession, but we are up against strong resistance from anti-marijuana advocates and law enforcement.

 

Many states are rethinking their stand on marijuana. Four states – Colorado, Washington, Alaska, and Oregon – have legalized marijuana for recreational use. Numerous states, including Illinois’ 4-year pilot program, have medical marijuana. And 15 states – including Illinois – are proposing decriminalization bills for marijuana possession.

 

Last year, Republican Governor … Read More

The Different Murder Charges in Illinois
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The Different Murder Charges in Illinois

Everyone knows that it’s wrong to kill another human being. But oftentimes, things aren’t so cut and dry. Are come types of killings worse than other types? Are there extenuating circumstances that should be recognized?

 

The State of Illinois certainly thinks so. Depending on the actual details surrounding a killing, there are a number of murder and related charges that a defendant might face. Understanding the charges that you are actually facing can make all the difference in the … Read More