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Category: False Reports

Jussie Smollet: When Making a False Report Is a Felony

These days, everybody wants to talk about Jussie Smollet, and it’s understandable why – the twists and turns in the case feel like we’re watching a TV courtroom drama unfold in real life.

 

At times like this, though, it’s important to remember that there are real people being affected.

 

That’s something I had in the back of my mind while I was fielding calls left and right to talk about the Smollet situation with various publications and media [...]

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Human Trafficking in Illinois — It Isn’t Always About Sex

Human Trafficking | Sex Crimes | Sex Trafficking

When many people think of human trafficking, they automatically think of sex trafficking. While it is true that sex trafficking is a big problem, human trafficking isn’t always about sex, sometimes it’s about labor.

Recently, a woman in the Chicago suburbs pled guilty to labor trafficking. She helped several people from Central America to enter the country, but once they were there, they had to stay and work in her home until the debt to get them here was paid.[...]

The Line Between Domestic Assault and Domestic Battery in IL

Domestic Assault | Domestic Battery

In Illinois, when you take certain violent actions against members of your family or household, they’re classified as domestic violence crimes.

While a conviction won’t necessarily equate to a whole lot of time behind bars or payment of a whole lot in fines, you will jeopardize your home and family life as well as put a ding on your criminal record against you.

Not to mention, crimes committed against family members or household members tend to have consequences that impact [...]

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