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Don’t Let the Full Chicago Driveways Tempt You to Steal

Unemployment has hit Illinois hard. As the state works through its plan to tackle COVID-19, many people have been left without jobs.

Many of those who have managed to maintain their jobs throughout the COVID-19 pandemic have been working from home. This is good because it keeps people from coming into contact with one another, but it also leaves the door open for a number of other crimes.

With some people out of work and many working from home, more [...]

When Can Trespassing Land You Felony Charges in IL?

“No Trespassing” signs are everywhere. The frequency with which people see them may mean people don’t take them as seriously as they should. Still, trespassing is a serious crime.

In fact, in Illinois, there are some scenarios where trespassing can result in felony charges. Here’s what you need to know.

What Is Trespassing in Illinois?

In Illinois, there are two types of trespassing: criminal and civil. In a situation involving civil trespass, a person may refuse to leave a place [...]

Did You Know Strangulation Can Aggravate an IL Battery Charge?

It isn’t uncommon for disagreements and arguments to sometimes become violent. When these incidents are serious enough, then typically someone within earshot (or closer) will call the police. Usually, the result is criminal charges for one or both of the parties involved.

The thing is, when there’s actual physical contact, there’s also a line between simple battery and an aggravated charge — one that can be ultrafine depending on what happened.

Strangulation, for instance, will automatically aggravate a battery charge. [...]

2020 Holiday Guidelines Don’t Change on IL Drinking and Driving

This year has flipped every rulebook on its head. The ways that we go to work, order food, go to the grocery store, and meet up with friends have all been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Work happy hours now take place online and rideshares appear to be more dangerous than safe. One thing has stayed the same, however: you cannot drink and drive in Illinois.

Don’t Let a Post-COVID World Tempt You to Drive Drunk

Earlier this month, Illinois’s [...]

Does Rehabilitation Work for Illinois Child Sexual Predators?

Child predators are regularly featured on the news as some of the worst criminals out there. They are depicted as not only committing the crime of sexual assault but also as predators hunting the most vulnerable population.

Of course, sexual predators are defined as people who have “committed a sexually violent offense and especially likely to commit more sexual offenses.” Essentially, by definition, a sexual predator is likely to continue to harm people again and again.

Still, the biggest question [...]

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Don’t Let the Full Chicago Driveways Tempt You to Steal

Vehicular Hijacking

Unemployment has hit Illinois hard. As the state works through its plan to tackle COVID-19, many people have been left without jobs.

Many of those who have managed to maintain their jobs throughout the COVID-19 pandemic have been working from home. This is good because it keeps people from coming into contact with one another, but it also leaves the door open for a number of other crimes.

With some people out of work and many working from home, more [...]

When Can Trespassing Land You Felony Charges in IL?

Criminal Trespass | Trespassing

“No Trespassing” signs are everywhere. The frequency with which people see them may mean people don’t take them as seriously as they should. Still, trespassing is a serious crime.

In fact, in Illinois, there are some scenarios where trespassing can result in felony charges. Here’s what you need to know.

What Is Trespassing in Illinois?

In Illinois, there are two types of trespassing: criminal and civil. In a situation involving civil trespass, a person may refuse to leave a place [...]

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