Everyone dreads tax time. Even if you’re owed a nice rebate, the hassle of preparing your income tax returns is a headache, and most of us put it off until the last minute. However, if you’re not careful when preparing your tax returns, you could face something far more serious than missing a portion of your refund: income tax fraud charges. Individual slip-ups typically fall into the category of negligence rather than fraud, but even seemingly harmless white lies can [...]
State legislation is put into place in order to help to protect the people of Illinois. Doing so allows more people to exercise their rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Furthermore, not all Illinoisans are created equal — some are more vulnerable than others. That’s why we have harsher penalties against hate crimes or crimes against the elderly.
Still, children are considered the most vulnerable of us all, so when crimes involve them, the punishment is meant [...]
Illinois assault or battery charges are usually punishable by jail time, hefty fines, and/or hours of community service. You’ll also be left with a criminal record of violent crime.
That’s nearly where the similarities between these crimes end…at least in the eyes of Illinois law. Although the consequences for either assault or battery are severe, they are prosecuted differently.
If you are facing assault or battery charges, it’s important to understand the legal distinction between these two offenses so that [...]
The holidays are upon us, meaning that the mail is overloaded with packages of all kinds. During this hectic time of year, it’s not unusual to receive packages that aren’t addressed to you.
In some cases, it’s not even possible to return the package to its intended recipient. So in this case, what do you do with this unwanted item?
If the item happens to be worth some money, you might be tempted to return it to a local retailer [...]
You were arrested for a crime you did or didn’t commit. You served your time – or may have been found innocent.
You’re probably thinking the whole thing is behind you now and you can get back on with your life. Unfortunately, you now have a criminal record in Illinois, and it’s probably going to be a lot harder to get a job.
When you find yourself in such a situation, you’re going to need to know what kind of [...]