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Criminal Charges That Put You on the Illinois Sex Offender Registry

If you are facing a sex crime charge or worried that an accusation might be coming, one of the biggest questions on your mind is probably whether or not you could have to register as a sex offender in Illinois.

 

As consequences go, being on the sex offender registry is one of the worst ongoing hardships someone can be saddled with, as it has been shown to harm job prospects, limit living opportunities, stand in the way of loans, [...]

Will New Illinois Sexual Assault Reporting Law Increase False Charges?

 

 

Few crimes are as stigmatized as sex crimes – and for good reason. Sex crimes are grievous offenses that have long-lasting psychological impacts on victims. Moreover, the victims of sex crimes are often reluctant to report the offense, meaning that as few as one in five rapes are reported.

 

A new Illinois law seeks to increase reporting of sexual assault by requiring law enforcement officers to take a report regardless of when the alleged crime occurred or [...]

Is Sexual Harassment a Crime in Illinois?

“If you had said to me two weeks ago that a woman was going to say that I had made her uncomfortable and disrespected her in one of these ways I would have said ‘no’ … So, you know, I don’t know. I can’t say.”

 

That’s now-former Minnesota Senator Al Franken responding to a question about whether or not he thought more women would come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against him.

 

To some of you, it [...]

How You Can Defend Yourself against a Chicago Sex Crime Charge

The consequences for sex crimes are serious and can be life-altering. Sometimes allegations of sex crimes are not based on the facts, and unfortunately false testimonies do happen. It’s important to know the defenses available to you if you are facing sex crime charges in Chicago so your reputation and livelihood can be protected.

 

Any non-consensual sexual contact falls into the category of sex crimes. Unwanted touching of sexual organs, sexual assault (rape), sexual battery, and molestation are included. [...]

Supreme Court on Restricting Sex Offenders’ Social Media Access

As an Illinois sex offender, the penalties and restrictions don’t stop after you serve your time. Our state, just like every other state, has a sex offender registry where your name, address, sexual criminal history, and other information are broadcasted to the public.

 

Some state are more restrictive than others. Based on the state you live in, registrants may not be allowed to come within a certain distance of a school, may not be able to work in certain [...]

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Tax Time Is Almost Here – Could You Accidentally Commit Fraud in IL?

Tax Fraud | Fraud

Everyone dreads tax time. Even if you’re owed a nice rebate, the hassle of preparing your income tax returns is a headache, and most of us put it off until the last minute. However, if you’re not careful when preparing your tax returns, you could face something far more serious than missing a portion of your refund: income tax fraud charges. Individual slip-ups typically fall into the category of negligence rather than fraud, but even seemingly harmless white lies can [...]

Some Illinois Sex Crimes Specifically Aimed at Protecting Kids

Child Pornography | Sex Crimes

State legislation is put into place in order to help to protect the people of Illinois. Doing so allows more people to exercise their rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

Furthermore, not all Illinoisans are created equal — some are more vulnerable than others. That’s why we have harsher penalties against hate crimes or crimes against the elderly.

Still, children are considered the most vulnerable of us all, so when crimes involve them, the punishment is meant [...]

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