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Category: Sex Crimes

Restrictions Faced by Illinois Sex Offenders

In Illinois, laws surrounding the prosecution and sentencing of sex crimes can be quite complex. There are so many different types of sex crimes it is difficult to break down each category to understand them.

However, the consequences that follow a conviction of a sex crime are fairly easy to understand because they apply to every sex crime for which a person must register as a sex offender. Several legal restrictions are placed on those convicted of sex crimes in [...]

Grooming in IL: How It’s Different Than Solicitation

Parents in Illinois understand that there are dangers to children lurking everywhere. The online world children inhabit is full of people who want to harm them, but threats don’t always come from the outside.

Grooming is a crime in Illinois, as is indecent solicitation of a child. When you read these two statutes, you may not fully understand why these are two different crimes with two different penalties. No doubt, the law can be complicated, but it’s vital for every [...]

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 [...]

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The Role of Police Misconduct in Chicago Resisting Arrest Cases

Resisting Arrest

Resisting arrest charges can be contentious and complex, especially when allegations of police misconduct or excessive force are involved. In Chicago, as in many other cities, cases of resisting arrest often intersect with concerns about police behavior and civil rights violations. Understanding the dynamics of how police misconduct can influence resisting arrest cases is crucial for both defendants and legal advocates.

Allegations of Police Misconduct

In recent years, allegations of police misconduct and excessive force have garnered significant attention in [...]

Supporting Survivors of Exploitation in Chicago Prostitution Trials

Prostitution & Solicitation

Facing prostitution charges in Chicago can be an overwhelming and distressing experience, particularly for individuals who have experienced exploitation or trauma. In this blog post, we will examine the importance of trauma-informed defense strategies and how criminal defense attorneys can provide compassionate and supportive representation to survivors of exploitation in prostitution trials. By prioritizing the well-being of their clients and understanding the complex factors underlying their involvement in prostitution, defense attorneys can effectively advocate for their rights and mitigate the [...]