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Month: November 2017


The 7 Types of Illinois Credit Card Fraud
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The 7 Types of Illinois Credit Card Fraud

In modern society credit and debit cards are ubiquitous – most people have more than one of each variety, and use them for the vast majority of their purchases, ranging from everyday items to more obscure or expensive acquisitions.

 

As credit card use has increased exponentially over the last few decades, there has been a corresponding increase in credit card fraud. Because of this, Illinois takes these types of crimes very seriously and has laid out legislation to prosecute … Read More

How to Fight Illinois Charges of Criminal Damage to Property
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How to Fight Illinois Charges of Criminal Damage to Property

Criminal damage to property is defined as the purposeful damage or destruction of another’s property or land. Generally these charges are taken quite seriously, and are considered to be either Class A Misdemeanor or felony-level offenses. This means that they carry hefty sentences.

 

Moreover, if you are convicted of criminal damage to property, you will be left with a permanent criminal record that will continue to haunt you long after you’ve served your time. It is therefore important to … Read More

What Illinois Shoplifting Charges Look Like for Multiple Thefts
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What Illinois Shoplifting Charges Look Like for Multiple Thefts

 

Walmart is one of the most popular places for shoplifting, and recently a man was accused of shoplifting at least 30 different times from Walmart stores in Illinois and Indiana.

 

The suspect has allegedly been shoplifting televisions and computers over the last 18 months at multiple Walmart stores. Three of the 30 instances supposedly happened at the Walmart Supercenter in Naperville, where the Naperville Crime Stoppers are now offering a $1,000 reward for any information leading to the man’s … Read More

Why You Need to Understand Illinois’ Child Abuse Laws
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Why You Need to Understand Illinois’ Child Abuse Laws

Child abuse inflicts severe emotional damage in children that can have lifelong consequences. Because of the grievous nature and devastating consequences of this crime, child abuse and neglect is taken very seriously by law enforcement and the justice system overall.

 

Child abuse offenses are severely punished, usually carrying a prison sentence and hefty fines. Moreover, child abuse charges leave convicted offenders with a criminal record that compromises employment prospects, loans, child custody, and much more.

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