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What to Know If You’re Accused of Illinois Title IX Sexual Misconduct
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What to Know If You’re Accused of Illinois Title IX Sexual Misconduct

If you are accused of Title IX sexual misconduct in Illinois, you need the help of an experienced attorney to navigate the complicated charges. Read on to learn about the process and consequences, as well as potential problems that may develop under the current system.

 

Definition of Title IX

 

Title IX is a federal law added to the Education Amendments Act of 1972. It states, “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be … Read More

When Chicago Drug Trafficking Becomes a Federal Offense
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When Chicago Drug Trafficking Becomes a Federal Offense

Drug crimes are some of the most common federal offenses. The “War on Drugs” has resulted in a higher incarceration rate than the world has ever seen before, and a large proportion of current inmates in federal correctional facilities are there for drug-related offenses.

 

One of the most serious federal drug offenses? Drug trafficking.

 

If you are charged with drug trafficking at the federal level, it comes with incredibly harsh mandatory minimum prison sentences, among other penalties.

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Probation Violation Defenses That May Help Your Case in Illinois
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Probation Violation Defenses That May Help Your Case in Illinois

Probation allows you to stay out of jail or prison as long as you abide by certain terms given to you at the time of sentencing. The probation period normally lasts between one and five years, depending on your conviction.

 

Violations of those terms that occur during the probation period will result in further sentencing. If you are facing a probation violation, a skilled Illinois attorney can help you fight your charges using any number of defenses depending on … Read More

Will New Illinois Sexual Assault Reporting Law Increase False Charges?
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Will New Illinois Sexual Assault Reporting Law Increase False Charges?

 

 

Few crimes are as stigmatized as sex crimes – and for good reason. Sex crimes are grievous offenses that have long-lasting psychological impacts on victims. Moreover, the victims of sex crimes are often reluctant to report the offense, meaning that as few as one in five rapes are reported.

 

A new Illinois law seeks to increase reporting of sexual assault by requiring law enforcement officers to take a report regardless of when the alleged crime occurred or … Read More

New Bill Would Make Custody Harder for Domestic Violence Offenders
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New Bill Would Make Custody Harder for Domestic Violence Offenders

Nearly everyone agrees in principle that child custody should be awarded with the safety and best interests of the child at heart. However, in practice, child custody cases are often complex and fraught with gray areas, meaning that blanket policies may be counterproductive to individual cases.

 

New legislation proposed by Congressman Ted Poe (R-TX-02), who is the co-founder of the Victims’ Rights Caucus, is intended to prioritize child safety in custody and visitation adjudications. This legislation would make child … Read More