consult
X

Request a Free Consultation

Please fill out the form below and we will be in touch soon.

BLOG


Can You Get Off the Illinois Sex Offender Registry?
By:

Can You Get Off the Illinois Sex Offender Registry?

In 1996, a database was created by the FBI to keep tabs on convicted sex offenders. Registration into this database consisted of individuals who had been convicted of:

Predatory sexual actions
Sexual offense against children and minors
Sexually violent acts

The database was thus named the sex offender registry, and its purpose was to monitor sex offenders to prevent them from hurting other people – especially children.

 

Over time, the sex offender registry has become much more than just … Read More

Spank Your Child, Get an Aggravated Battery Charge in Illinois?
By:

Spank Your Child, Get an Aggravated Battery Charge in Illinois?

The social attitude toward child discipline has shifted over the last several decades so that many disciplinary actions previously viewed as ordinary are now understood to be harming some of the most vulnerable people in society, and the severity of the penalties and sentencing associated with criminal child abuse charges reflect that. However, the array of punishment varies widely and ultimately depends on the specific actions taken.

 

One topic that remains hotly debated is corporal punishment. Is it effective? … Read More

Jussie Smollet: When Making a False Report Is a Felony
By:

Jussie Smollet: When Making a False Report Is a Felony

These days, everybody wants to talk about Jussie Smollet, and it’s understandable why – the twists and turns in the case feel like we’re watching a TV courtroom drama unfold in real life.

 

At times like this, though, it’s important to remember that there are real people being affected.

 

That’s something I had in the back of my mind while I was fielding calls left and right to talk about the Smollet situation with various publications and media … Read More

Bribery in Illinois: A Breakdown of the Laws
By:

Bribery in Illinois: A Breakdown of the Laws

Have you been charged with bribery in Illinois? Are you under investigation? Do you just want to understand how the law works to make sure you’re abiding by it?

 

In this post, we’re going to detail laws and associated penalties, and cover what you can do to fight back if you do find yourself getting unwanted attention from law enforcement.

 

 

How Illinois Bribery Laws Work

 

How big of a deal is bribery here? It’s one of … Read More

Order Illegal Drugs in the Mail, Get an IL Trafficking Charge
By:

Order Illegal Drugs in the Mail, Get an IL Trafficking Charge

Ordering drugs in the mail over the so-called “dark net” has become popular with drug users and dealers alike. The dark net is (in theory) anonymous, and drugs ordered from these sources are generally cheaper and purer than street drugs. Plus, they don’t carry the risk of dealing with cartels or distributors.

 

Because this tactic is relatively new, many people believe that they stand less chance of being caught by law enforcement. However, police are now cracking down on … Read More