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Archives for: January 5th, 2023

Child Sexual Abuse in IL: Just the Facts

Child sexual abuse charges are serious. A conviction for this crime can send someone to prison in Illinois for decades. That’s why if you or someone you love is facing these significant charges, you not only need an experienced attorney, but you also need to know what these charges mean.

Criminal sexual abuse in Illinois isn’t simply one crime, but many different types of acts. The more people understand these types of laws the better prepared they can be if [...]

Restrictions Faced by Illinois Sex Offenders

In Illinois, laws surrounding the prosecution and sentencing of sex crimes can be quite complex. There are so many different types of sex crimes it is difficult to break down each category to understand them.

However, the consequences that follow a conviction of a sex crime are fairly easy to understand because they apply to every sex crime for which a person must register as a sex offender. Several legal restrictions are placed on those convicted of sex crimes in [...]

Grooming in IL: How It’s Different Than Solicitation

Parents in Illinois understand that there are dangers to children lurking everywhere. The online world children inhabit is full of people who want to harm them, but threats don’t always come from the outside.

Grooming is a crime in Illinois, as is indecent solicitation of a child. When you read these two statutes, you may not fully understand why these are two different crimes with two different penalties. No doubt, the law can be complicated, but it’s vital for every [...]

Is It Illegal to Talk to a Prostitute in IL?

If you’re like most people, you’ve seen your fair share of movies and television shows where police sting operations bust people for soliciting a prostitute. In these made-up dramas, it seems like a real defense to say that you were simply talking to the person, not trying to solicit them for sex.

This begs the real-world question: is it legal or illegal to simply talk to a prostitute? While it may not be illegal to converse with a prostitute, there [...]

Is a Sex Sting Operation in IL Entrapment?

If you’ve watched any amount of television, seen movies, or watched the news, then you’ve no doubt heard of sting operations run by law enforcement. These operations are meant to create a controlled environment in order to catch those who want to break the law – and they work well.

In fact, a recent police sting operation in Illinois arrested 11 child predators, with more expected to be apprehended soon. This operation involves a police officer posing online as an [...]

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Charged With IL Assault? You Have Rights

Assault

Criminal defendants, no matter what crimes they are charged with, have rights in the United States. These rights are protected by the United States Constitution. The problem is, not everyone who is accused of a crime like assault in Illinois takes full advantage of these rights – which is why your attorney is here to help.

What does the state of Illinois consider assault, and what rights do you have if you are accused? These are questions to which every [...]

New Year, New Domestic Violence Charges in IL?

Domestic Battery | Domestic Violence

As far as the state of Illinois is concerned, the family unit needs to be protected. Therefore, when violence erupts between people who share a particular relationship in the state, it’s a crime that is taken very seriously.

Domestic violence is an issue that the state of Illinois has enacted laws in an attempt to curb its occurrence. Being found guilty once of a crime of domestic violence can cause you legal problems, but continuing to have issues in the [...]

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