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Category: Prostitution & Solicitation

Is It Illegal to Talk to a Prostitute in IL?

If you’re like most people, you’ve seen your fair share of movies and television shows where police sting operations bust people for soliciting a prostitute. In these made-up dramas, it seems like a real defense to say that you were simply talking to the person, not trying to solicit them for sex.

This begs the real-world question: is it legal or illegal to simply talk to a prostitute? While it may not be illegal to converse with a prostitute, there [...]

Special Prostitution Court in Cook County: How Do You Get Access?

Prostitution laws in Illinois have long treated prostitutes as criminals, but the reality is that many of the people who are working as prostitutes may not be there by choice. Instead, they may be trafficked, have issues with addiction, or have mental health issues that have placed them in a situation where prostitution may be their only viable option.

Due to this reality, Cook County has decided to take a new look at how the legal system treats prostitution. While [...]

Prostitute or Trafficking Victim — What’s the Difference in IL?

Human trafficking is a horrifying thing and years of advocacy and efforts to increase the public’s awareness of the problem have finally made it an issue that has captured people’s attention.

Still, there is some confusion about what difference there is legally between a sex trafficking victim and a prostitute.

If you’re unsure, then read on to find out more about the difference between trafficking and prostitution in Illinois, the Trafficking Victims Protection Act, and how trafficking victims can have [...]

Prostitution Stings Net Arrests – But Do They Violate Rights?

This past March was a busy month for the Romeoville police force. Local police conducted a prostitution sting between March 20 and 27, arresting 20 men for soliciting a prostitute during the process.

 

To attract solicitors, the police set up an advertisement for prostitution online. “We try to do this every couple years,” police Commander John Ferdinardo explained to reporters from the Chicago Tribune.

 

Officers set up their investigation in the 1200 block of Lakeview Drive, where [...]

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Is Stealing From Your Employer Theft in IL?

Theft

Depending on the line of work, it’s not uncommon for employers to take things home from the job. Maybe this is some pencils, pens, and printer paper from an office job. Or maybe you work for a mechanic and borrow some tools… permanently. Is this considered theft? Could you be charged with a crime for taking things from your employer?

Short answer: yes. Stealing from your employer is a severe offense in the state of Illinois. According to the Illinois [...]

Charged With IL Assault? You Have Rights

Assault

Criminal defendants, no matter what crimes they are charged with, have rights in the United States. These rights are protected by the United States Constitution. The problem is, not everyone who is accused of a crime like assault in Illinois takes full advantage of these rights – which is why your attorney is here to help.

What does the state of Illinois consider assault, and what rights do you have if you are accused? These are questions to which every [...]

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