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Category: Sex Crimes

Some IL Sex Crimes Can Send You To Jail for Life

In Illinois, certain crimes are considered more serious than others. Of course, there are felony and misdemeanors with which a person can be charged. But there also exists a certain level of a felony that is considered the most serious: Class X felonies.

Sex crimes are felonies that can easily bleed over into Class X felony territory, especially if aggravating factors are present. In fact, a man in Fulton County was found guilty of predatory criminal sexual assault of a [...]

What Does It Mean to Be an IL Sex Offender?

Sex crimes, unfortunately, happen quite often. And maybe more often in Illinois than other places.

A study from SafeHome.org found that the state of Illinois has the fifth-highest number of people listed on their sex offender registry in the United States. That means that the state has more registered sex offenders than 45 other states out there.

This begs a salient question: what does it mean to be an Illinois sex offender? What types of crimes can put you on [...]

Sex Crimes in Illinois: Anyone Can Be Prosecuted

Sooner or later, those who commit sex crimes will have to answer for them, especially those who commit sex crimes more than once. No matter how much money a person has or how famous they are, the law is the law.

A Chicago case centering around a famous singer shows how much this is true. He is being prosecuted in both New York and Illinois for sex crimes including sexual exploitation of children, forced labor, child pornography, and kidnapping. It [...]

Illinois Sex Crimes: All You Need To Know

Sex crimes have the ability to majorly derail the lives of all involved. Those convicted of sex crimes face not only jail time and other penalties, but also must face public scrutiny long after the conviction.

That is why someone facing allegations of sex crimes must thoroughly understand the charges against them as well as the steps that should be taken to protect themselves during criminal proceedings.

Here’s what everyone should know about sex crimes in Illinois, including how they’re [...]

What Happens When Minors Sext in Illinois?

The ubiquitous presence of phones and computers in children’s lives has created new social questions for parents, schools, and lawmakers.

One detective in Illinois found that 60% of “sextortion” online comes from peers, not strangers. The other 40%? It comes from internet gaming.

As if that wasn’t terrifying enough, state and national legislation have struggled to keep up with this unusual legal territory.

Initially, states used standard child pornography laws to charge sexting cases. However, the felony penalties often felt [...]

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What To Do If You’re Arrested on Illinois Drug Charges

Drug Crimes | Drug Possession

Being arrested isn’t something on most people’s to-do list, which is why a majority of folks find themselves without any idea of what to do in the event they are arrested – especially for something as serious as drug crimes.

Illinois may have made marijuana legal, but rest assured there are still plenty of ways to find yourself being read your rights in relation to drugs in the state.

Here’s what you need to know about current Illinois drug laws [...]

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

Prostitution & Solicitation

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 [...]

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