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Nearly four years ago, a Chicago police officer shot a teenager 16 times from 10 feet away. The teen had been behaving erratically while walking down the street, and at the time of the shooting was holding a folding knife with a three-inch blade. He did not obey police commands to drop the weapon, and then was shot.
The Chicago Police initially ruled the shooting justified. However, dashcam footage released 13 months later revealed that the teen was walking [...]
Chicago officers were recently called to a Citgo gas station in Joliet on reports of a domestic disturbance between a man and a woman. When the police arrived, the woman was no longer on the scene. They approached the man, asking for information about the incident. The man then reportedly refused to cooperate with the police by not moving when they requested it and verbally threatened the police while taking a fighting stance.
When the officers told the man [...]
When you hear that someone has been charge with assault, you might imagine a physical attack that ended up with someone going to the hospital. A fight where weapons were involved. Or maybe domestic abuse.
However, under the laws of our state, assault is far easier to commit than that. You don’t even have to touch anyone to receive a charge – that’s reserved for battery. By the letter of the law, all you need to do to assault [...]
August 7, 2022
Child Pornography | Sex Crimes | Sex Trafficking
In Illinois, internet sex crimes are being prosecuted at increasing levels. That’s partly because of how common communication online is today, which has led to the creation of a specialized police unit that investigates crimes online, including sex crimes.
Just like with any other sex crime, internet sex crimes are very serious charges. A conviction for sex crimes related to the internet can throw your life into turmoil, leaving you facing serious felony charges and even decades in prison if [...]
July 29, 2022
It’s not uncommon for a marriage to end in divorce. In most cases that move through the divorce courts of Illinois, the court encourages people to work together to come to agreements on a divorce decree. If an agreement cannot be reached, then the next best route it to settle the divorce in court.
When domestic violence is thrown into the divorce mix, it can make things a whole lot more complicated. That’s because, in cases where domestic violence is [...]