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Category: Criminal Property Damage

How to Fight Illinois Charges of Criminal Damage to Property

Criminal damage to property is defined as the purposeful damage or destruction of another’s property or land. Generally these charges are taken quite seriously, and are considered to be either Class A Misdemeanor or felony-level offenses. This means that they carry hefty sentences.

 

Moreover, if you are convicted of criminal damage to property, you will be left with a permanent criminal record that will continue to haunt you long after you’ve served your time. It is therefore important to [...]

A Guide to Criminal Damage to Property in Illinois

While the Olympics this year had many high points, the final days were surrounded by controversy. At first, it was reported that four American swimmers, including Gold Medalist Ryan Lochte, had been robbed at a gas station in Rio by men posing to be law enforcement. At least, that is what the swimmers told the press.

 

Later, witness testimony disputed Lochte’s story, saying that not only were the swimmers never robbed, but they were confronted by police because they [...]

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What If You Were Arrested for Drugs in IL on Thanksgiving?

Drug Crimes

Thanksgiving is traditionally a time of year that is about celebration and relaxation. Sometimes, however, celebrating can go too far and involve illegal drugs.

If you were arrested on Thanksgiving or the weekend following for drugs, it could be a complex situation. The holiday shuts down the courts and means you may need to settle into a stay at the local jail before seeing a judge – something no one wants to do.

Beyond this, if you are arrested over [...]

Restrictions Faced by Illinois Sex Offenders

Sex Crimes | Sex Offender Registration

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 [...]

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