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Archives for: March 29th, 2018

3 Ways You Can Be Charged with Forgery in Illinois

They often don’t receive a whole lot of news coverage, but people in Illinois are being charged with forgery crimes all the time.

 

Mohd Assaf, a former Chicago Housing Authority vendor, is facing several counts of forgery and theft for allegedly signing and depositing $193,000 in fake housing authority checks. Assaf owns a painting service and allegedly cashed fraudulent checks between Nov. 2016 and Feb. 2018.

 

In another case, an assessor in Kingstown Township is pleading not guilty [...]

Best Apps to Help You Avoid Driving Drunk in Chicago

In this age of smartphones, software developers have created several savvy apps to help you avoid getting charged with a DUI in Chicago. Here’s the best of the best, and what you can do if you are facing DUI charges.

 

Best Apps to Prevent a DUI Charge

 

Several apps help you monitor your drinking habits and call for a ride home. These are our top picks.

 

DrinkTracker

This app is for iOS users. You enter your age, [...]

Don’t Let St. Paddy’s Day Partying Lead to Chicago Drug Charges

St. Patrick’s Day is a great day to party in Chicago. There are many city celebrations with lots of ways for you to have fun.

 

The spirit of the Irish will be present in the green waters of the Chicago River. It will also show up in the Irish dancers and bagpipers in several parades and festivals. You’ll see it in the Irish food in many restaurants and pubs.

 

That’s because Chicago has a high concentration of residents [...]

Breaking Down Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse in Illinois

Few crimes are as grievous and carry as much of a negative stigma as sex crimes. Many different acts can lead to sex crime charges, some of which are far more severe than others. Unfortunately, however, most convictions still lead to the same result: you become a registered sex offender. This carries a humiliating stigma, and severely compromises offenders’ freedom, even if they were originally found guilty of an arguably lesser offense.

 

 

Take criminal sexual abuse. This law [...]

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Sex Trafficking Laws in Illinois: What You Should Know

Sex Trafficking | Sex Crimes

Sex trafficking is a growing problem nationwide, and Illinois has some of the highest sex trafficking rates in the country. Accordingly, sex trafficking is a major priority for law enforcement, and sex trafficking charges are increasing.

In fact, the enhanced efforts to eliminate sex trafficking may even lead to overzealous policing, and result in innocent people being charged.

Those working in positions — legal and otherwise — that could possibly be affected by Illinois state sex trafficking laws would do [...]

Common Probation Conditions You Must Follow in Illinois

Probation Violations

Although it is certainly far more preferable to time spent behind bars, you are still very much under the supervision of the criminal justice system if you’re placed on probation.

Judges will often commute a prison sentence to probation for low-level and/or first-time offenders. If you’re on probation, your prison sentence is suspended and you’re allowed to remain in the Chicago community — so long as you meet certain conditions.

A probation program lays out strict terms that you’re legally [...]

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