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Category: Sex Crimes

Is a Sex Sting Operation in IL Entrapment?

If you’ve watched any amount of television, seen movies, or watched the news, then you’ve no doubt heard of sting operations run by law enforcement. These operations are meant to create a controlled environment in order to catch those who want to break the law – and they work well.

In fact, a recent police sting operation in Illinois arrested 11 child predators, with more expected to be apprehended soon. This operation involves a police officer posing online as an [...]

Accused of an IL Sex Crime? Here’s What To Do

In the state of Illinois, there are certain crimes that are considered especially heinous – chief among those are sex crimes.

That’s why if you’re accused of a sex crime in our state, it’s not something to brush off because you know you’re innocent or you think you did nothing wrong – you need to take it very seriously. However, not many people know what they should or should not do in the wake of an accusation of a sex [...]

The Most Common IL Internet Sex Crimes

In Illinois, internet sex crimes are being prosecuted at increasing levels. That’s partly because of how common communication online is today, which has led to the creation of a specialized police unit that investigates crimes online, including sex crimes.

Just like with any other sex crime, internet sex crimes are very serious charges. A conviction for sex crimes related to the internet can throw your life into turmoil, leaving you facing serious felony charges and even decades in prison if [...]

Sex Trafficking and Racketeering: It’s 30 Years in IL

It’s not uncommon when a person is charged with one crime for the prosecution to tack on charges for other crimes – crimes that may seem as if they have nothing to do with the first charge. But many crimes are linked together in ways that are quite complex, and sex trafficking and racketeering are two of those.

A high-profile case of a former music superstar has captured the headlines over the last couple of years. He was recently sentenced [...]

What Are The Signs Of Sex Trafficking in IL?

Sex trafficking is a crime taken very seriously in Illinois. Being accused of it can have a big impact on your life – and being convicted of it can shift the trajectory of your path forever.

For many people, sex trafficking is something that is only seen on television and in movies, but the truth is that it happens in plain sight every single day. If you know what to look for, you may be able to understand when sex [...]

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Signs of Domestic Abuse in Illinois

Domestic Violence

Many people think they understand what domestic violence, and domestic abuse, are. The truth is that no two situations involving domestic violence and domestic abuse are identical, since this type of crime can take many forms.

In the state of Illinois, domestic abuse is a serious matter. Illinois law protects victims and harshly penalizes those who break the law. Yet many people are unclear about what types of actions constitute domestic abuse in the state – and the various ways [...]

What Counts as Drug Paraphernalia in IL?

Drug Crimes | Drug Paraphernalia

While marijuana may be legal in Illinois and some small amounts of other controlled substances have been decriminalized, many drugs are still illegal to possess in Illinois. The paraphernalia associated with these substances is illegal and can lead to criminal charges.

Getting charged with possession of crime paraphernalia in Illinois can be quite serious. You may have to pay fines, be incarcerated, and get a criminal record that will follow you for life. Yet many people don’t understand that having [...]

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