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Category: Law Of Accountability

Illinois’ Law of Accountability: What Is It? Why Does It Matter?

You may think if you don’t actually commit a crime that you’re free and clear under the law. That’s not necessarily true.

In Illinois, the Law of Accountability can lead to the arrest and conviction of someone based on the theory of accountability. How is this possible? Read on more to find out about this law and why it matters in criminal court cases.

What is Illinois’ Law of Accountability?

Under the law in Illinois, someone can be held legally [...]

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Cook County Considers Clearing Some Drug Records, Not All

Drug Crimes

Traditionally, drug cases seemed very open and shut. If someone is found with a large manufacturing and delivery operation in Illinois for illegal drugs, then they face some serious legal consequences. Some aspects of drug crimes, however, may be changing.

The State Attorney of Cook County, Kim Foxx, wants to expunge certain crimes from people’s records. Convictions for marijuana are at the top of her list, but so are some crimes involving heroin and cocaine.

Foxx has a vision of [...]

Criminal Sexual Abuse vs. Sexual Assault in Illinois

Sex Crimes | Sexual Abuse | Sexual Assault

If you’re ever accused of a sex crime, then it can have a big impact on your life. Even if you’re never convicted, a charge can go on your criminal record and make things difficult for you in the future since it’s public information.

A conviction for a sex crime can also bring about a lot of consequences such as a prison sentence, fines, and registering as a sex offender in Illinois.

There are two sex crimes that are more [...]

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