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, [...]
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 [...]
“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.
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. [...]
We’re in tough times. People are scared and hunkering down with as much food and toilet paper as they can. So when stores don’t have the supplies that a person needs to keep their family safe, tensions rise.
If you’ve been shopping at grocery stores lately, you might have noticed police standing around. This is because here in Illinois, squad cars have been called to local Sam’s Clubs to enforce social distancing and control any situations that get out of [...]
As the Department of Education is attempting to change Title IX laws, Illinois college students are putting up a fight. Experts say that Title IX, the federal civil rights laws that prohibit discrimination based on sex, is already not sufficient.
Further weakening of the guidelines will only put victims of sexual harassment and misconduct in an even worse position.
Every university student should understand Title IX and what it means for their college experience. Learn more about Title IX and [...]