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Charged with Resisting Arrest in Chicago? How to Fight Back
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Charged with Resisting Arrest in Chicago? How to Fight Back

If a police officer is trying to perform their job and you resist or delay their progress, you can be charged with resisting arrest. Below you will find the legal definition of resisting arrest in Illinois, along with some defenses that may work for you.

 

What “Resisting Arrest” Means in Illinois

 

When a police officer is trying to handcuff or arrest you and take you to jail, and you act with intent to prevent them from doing so, … Read More

The Many Different Types of Felonies in Illinois
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The Many Different Types of Felonies in Illinois

Last month, three men were arrested for three different crimes in Evanston. The crimes and their penalties are all different, but the one thing they have in common is that they are all felonies.

 

There are two types of crimes in Illinois: misdemeanors and felonies. Misdemeanors are less serious crimes that are punishable by less than a year in an Illinois county jail. Felonies, on the other hand, are more serious crimes and are punishable by at least one … Read More

The Future of Title IX Violations and Consequences
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The Future of Title IX Violations and Consequences

With Betsy DeVos, school-choice champion and critic of public education, now in charge of the Department of Education, there’s a good chance that a lot of things are going to change about how our children are educated and how laws are interpreted in schools.

 

One law that has gotten a lot of attention recently? Title IX. When asked about examining Title IX in her confirmation hearing, DeVos wasn’t able to give a “yes” or “no” answer on whether she … Read More

How Does a Domestic Violence Conviction Affect Custody Rulings?
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How Does a Domestic Violence Conviction Affect Custody Rulings?

A domestic violence conviction can alter your life in many ways. One of the most important impacts a conviction can have is on current and future child custody arrangements.

 

Illinois law considers the best interest of the child paramount when ruling on a custody case. Consequently, custody cases often start with the presumption that it will not be in the child’s best interests to live with or have visitation from an alleged abusive parent.

 

In family courts, a … Read More

Five of the Worst Train Wrecks in History
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Five of the Worst Train Wrecks in History

Two recent train wrecks – one in Quebec and one in France – have brought more attention than usual to railway accidents. The accident in Quebec, which killed at least 28, has sparked sympathy from across the globe. Investigators are still trying to determine how the train began moving toward the town of Lac-Megantic without anyone realizing it. Just a few days later, a train derailed just outside Paris, killing six. Investigations of this accident are just beginning, but experts … Read More