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Category: Sexual Assault

The Impact of #MeToo: Navigating the IL Changing Landscape

The #MeToo movement has undeniably reshaped societal attitudes toward sexual assault, prompting a reexamination of legal landscapes across the globe. In Illinois, this transformation is particularly pronounced as the state grapples with the challenges and opportunities posed by the movement.

In this blog, we will delve into the impact of #MeToo on sexual assault cases, focusing on the evolving legal terrain in Illinois. Additionally, we will explore the crucial role of defense lawyers in navigating this changing landscape and the [...]

Possible Defense Strategies to Use Against Chicago Sex Charges

Facing sex charges in Chicago can be a harrowing experience that carries significant consequences for your reputation, personal relationships, and future. It’s important to recognize that accusations do not automatically equate to guilt, and everyone has the right to a fair legal process. Ultimately, the burden of proof rests with the prosecution. You are presumed innocent until proven guilty, and there are a number of defense strategies that you may be able to use.

This blog post delves into some [...]

Sexual Assault: When Is It Aggravated in IL?

Sexual assault charges are serious, and sex crimes in general are some of the harshest offenses to face in a court of law.

Sexual assault is an underreported crime in Illinois, but the reported cases of it are still very high across the country and in the state of Illinois. And while sexual assault is itself a serious crime that can lead to time behind bars and steep fines, the consequences can get even worse.

There are some factors that [...]

What You Should Know about IL Sex Crimes

When many people hear the term “sex crime,” they often think of sexual assault. But, in Illinois, sex crimes are defined by many acts beyond sexual assault – some of which may surprise you.

When someone is accused of sex crimes, it’s serious. After all, being found guilty of a sex crime can have a profound impact on the rest of a person’s life, beyond any time they may have to spend in prison. This is precisely why it pays [...]

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 [...]

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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 [...]

How Chicago’s Legal Landscape Shapes Drug Possession Charges

Drug Crimes | Drug Possession

In understanding drug possession charges in Chicago, it’s essential to explore how the city’s legal landscape has evolved over time to shape the enforcement of drug laws. From historical policies to contemporary approaches, Chicago’s approach to drug possession offenses is influenced by various factors, including legislative changes, law enforcement practices, and societal attitudes toward drug use and addiction.

Historical Context

Like many cities across the United States, Chicago has grappled with drug-related issues for decades. In the mid-20th century, the [...]