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How Do I Know If My IL Crime Can Be Charged at the Federal Level?

How will you know if your Illinois offense will be charged as a federal crime?

 

The short answer: for the most part, you don’t.

 

Technically, any act that violates a federal law can be tried at the federal level – and most of the laws of our state have their own federal versions. However, in practice it is actually the state which generally decides how an act will be charged.

 

How so?

 

Because it is the [...]

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Domestic Battery’s Mandatory Minimum Sentencing

Domestic Battery

The state of Illinois considers certain crimes to be very serious, which has led to the idea of mandatory minimum sentencing for some crimes. Aggravated domestic battery is a crime for which, if convicted, you face a mandatory minimum sentence.

What does that mean? It means you could spend a longer time in prison or jail, especially if you have any prior domestic battery convictions on your criminal record. Read on to find out what Illinois considers to be domestic [...]

Possessing Child Porn in IL: What Does It Mean?

Child Pornography

The issue of child pornography is something that is of great concern to the general public as well as law enforcement. That’s why the laws surrounding the crime are decisive and strict, and the definition of what constitutes child pornography and its possession is clearly spelled out under the current laws.

What does it mean to possess child pornography in Illinois? What types of penalties are associated with this crime? These are important questions for every citizen, so read on [...]

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