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Is Sexual Harassment a Crime in Illinois?
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Is Sexual Harassment a Crime in Illinois?

“If you had said to me two weeks ago that a woman was going to say that I had made her uncomfortable and disrespected her in one of these ways I would have said ‘no’ … So, you know, I don’t know. I can’t say.”

 

That’s now-former Minnesota Senator Al Franken responding to a question about whether or not he thought more women would come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against him.

 

To some of you, it … Read More

Fight Robbery Charges in Illinois with These Defense Strategies
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Fight Robbery Charges in Illinois with These Defense Strategies

Robbery is a very serious crime, and in Illinois the charges and consequences associated with it match that seriousness. If convicted, you could face years in prison, hefty fines and a criminal record of violent crime that will living a normal life a lot harder.

 

Fortunately, not all robbery charges lead to a conviction, but if you want to be able to fight back, it is important to understand the laws – which can be quite complex – and … Read More

The Best Ways to Defend against Illinois State Drug Trafficking Charges
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The Best Ways to Defend against Illinois State Drug Trafficking Charges

One of the risks of using illegal drugs is that it is relatively common to also be charged with drug trafficking in addition to possession. Technically, trafficking can apply to any drug amount, but trafficking charges are typically associated with larger quantities.

 

Importantly, even if the drugs were intended for personal use, the type, amount, or weight of the controlled substances in question may lead law enforcement to believe that you are a drug trafficker and press charges accordingly. … Read More

The 7 Types of Illinois Credit Card Fraud
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The 7 Types of Illinois Credit Card Fraud

In modern society credit and debit cards are ubiquitous – most people have more than one of each variety, and use them for the vast majority of their purchases, ranging from everyday items to more obscure or expensive acquisitions.

 

As credit card use has increased exponentially over the last few decades, there has been a corresponding increase in credit card fraud. Because of this, Illinois takes these types of crimes very seriously and has laid out legislation to prosecute … Read More

How to Fight Illinois Charges of Criminal Damage to Property
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How to Fight Illinois Charges of Criminal Damage to Property

Criminal damage to property is defined as the purposeful damage or destruction of another’s property or land. Generally these charges are taken quite seriously, and are considered to be either Class A Misdemeanor or felony-level offenses. This means that they carry hefty sentences.

 

Moreover, if you are convicted of criminal damage to property, you will be left with a permanent criminal record that will continue to haunt you long after you’ve served your time. It is therefore important to … Read More