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Minors Tried as Adults: How It Works for Chicago Juveniles
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Minors Tried as Adults: How It Works for Chicago Juveniles

If your child has recently been arrested or charged with a crime, we understand that you are worried. The criminal justice system in Illinois is supposed to protect the people of our state, but that often means placing severe punishments on people who may have just made a bad mistake.

 

This is particularly unfortunate for younger members of our society, because all teenagers make mistakes, and you don’t want those youthful errors to hurt their ability to work or … Read More

The Three Tiers of Criminal Sexual Assault in Illinois
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The Three Tiers of Criminal Sexual Assault in Illinois

When you hear about sexual assault cases on television, you may notice reporters using various terms for similar charges: “rape,” “sexual assault,” “sexual abuse,” etc. Each state has different definitions and charges for sexual assault crimes. If you are charged with any sort of sex crime here in Illinois, it is crucial to know what you are up against, and how you can defend yourself.

 

Let’s look at the three tiers of criminal sexual assault in Illinois: criminal sexual … Read More

Understanding the Differences between Probation and Parole in Illinois
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Understanding the Differences between Probation and Parole in Illinois

Probation. Parole. Both of them can come with convictions in Illinois. Both of them also come with conditions that can be violated, leading to more trouble for you.

 

They are not, however, the same, and it is important that you understand the difference. Below, we’re going to break down both of these processes so that you can best prepare and protect yourself to avoid further consequences.

 

How Are Illinois Probation and Parole Similar?

 

To sum it up, … Read More

What an Illinois DUI Conviction Will Really Cost You
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What an Illinois DUI Conviction Will Really Cost You

The cost of a taxi or rideshare home can get pretty pricey – even in a big city like Chicago. At the end of the night, it may sound cost-effective to wait a half hour to sober up and then drive home. In the long run, though, a DUI conviction will end up costing you way more.

 

Below we’re going to go over those costs – both in terms of penalties and in hard dollar amounts.

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Illinois Domestic Violence: Does It Really Increase in the Summer?
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Illinois Domestic Violence: Does It Really Increase in the Summer?

 

Do acts of domestic violence occur more frequently in the summer? In this post, we’ll provide research looking into this very question and let you know how to get help if you are facing charges.

 

Domestic Violence Over the Summer in Illinois – What We Know and What Experts Think

 

Evidence is mixed on whether domestic violence increases during the summer months. Let’s look at both the known facts and possible contributing factors.

 

Facts about domestic … Read More