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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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Can Victims of Domestic Violence Drop Charges in Illinois?

Aggravated Domestic Battery | Domestic Battery | Domestic Violence

Many people believe that if they are involved in an incident where charges are filed, then they can play a role in whether or not to press those charges against the defendant – and drop them if they want.

This isn’t always the case in Illinois, especially when it comes to cases involving domestic violence. Domestic violence offenses are complicated, and the laws are meant to help protect those who are victims.

Here’s what you need to know about what [...]

What Are The Two Types of Probation Violations In Illinois?

Probation Violations

Most people understand what probation violations are, but few people understand the distinctions of the probation system, including violations.

If you’re on probation, violating its standards can be a very big deal. There is not just one way to violate the terms of your probation; there are two.

Here’s what you need to know about the two types of probation violations in Illinois and the consequences of violating them.

What Is Probation?

When someone who has committed a crime in [...]

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