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School Fights in Illinois Can Lead to Assault and Battery Charges
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School Fights in Illinois Can Lead to Assault and Battery Charges

Students are back in school in Illinois, and along with homework and extracurricular activities, you might also need to think about school-related assaults.

 

Two incidents from the previous school year stand out as warnings to both parents and students in the Chicago area.

 

Teens Arrested for Fighting in Chicago

 

Last May, a fellow student stabbed Destinee Garza with a pair of scissors during a fight at Oak Lawn Community High School, and she suffered laceration injuries to … Read More

Charged with Resisting Arrest in Chicago? How to Fight Back
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Charged with Resisting Arrest in Chicago? How to Fight Back

If a police officer is trying to perform their job and you resist or delay their progress, you can be charged with resisting arrest. Below you will find the legal definition of resisting arrest in Illinois, along with some defenses that may work for you.

 

What “Resisting Arrest” Means in Illinois

 

When a police officer is trying to handcuff or arrest you and take you to jail, and you act with intent to prevent them from doing so, … Read More

Know the Consequences If Your Chicago Teen Is Charged with Stealing
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Know the Consequences If Your Chicago Teen Is Charged with Stealing

Stealing or shoplifting is one of the most common teenage crimes.

 

According to statistics put out by the National Association for Shoplifting Prevention, 25 percent of shoplifters are kids, and 55 percent of adult shoplifters say they got started in their teens.

 

Knowing this, it’s good to be prepared – as a parent – in the event that your Chicago teen is charged with stealing. Let’s review the theft laws here in Illinois and what the consequences might … Read More

How You Can Defend Yourself against a Chicago Sex Crime Charge
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How You Can Defend Yourself against a Chicago Sex Crime Charge

The consequences for sex crimes are serious and can be life-altering. Sometimes allegations of sex crimes are not based on the facts, and unfortunately false testimonies do happen. It’s important to know the defenses available to you if you are facing sex crime charges in Chicago so your reputation and livelihood can be protected.

 

Any non-consensual sexual contact falls into the category of sex crimes. Unwanted touching of sexual organs, sexual assault (rape), sexual battery, and molestation are included. … Read More

Commit Domestic Violence, You Can’t Play for U of Illinois
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Commit Domestic Violence, You Can’t Play for U of Illinois

College athletes are often seen as role models, but in the wake of recent scandals like the one at Baylor, certain universities are taking a strong stance on who they are going to allow to play for them.

 

The University of Illinois may be next on that list.

 

UI Plans to Ban Athletes with Domestic and Sexual Violence Histories

 

The University of Illinois is the second of the Big Ten schools – Indiana University was the first … Read More