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Category: Statutory Rape

Does Illinois Have Romeo and Juliet Laws? Not Really

Romeo and Juliet may be a famous tragedy, but it’s often a tragedy that still plays out in the Illinois courts for star-crossed lovers whose relationships are considered against the law.

Statutory rape, sexual assault, aggravated sexual assault, rape, and unlawful sexual intercourse are just a few of the crimes that can be committed by unsuspecting teens in relationships. In many places, Romeo and Juliet laws are in place to help reduce the consequences for teens in situations where they [...]

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Domestic Battery’s Mandatory Minimum Sentencing

Domestic Battery

The state of Illinois considers certain crimes to be very serious, which has led to the idea of mandatory minimum sentencing for some crimes. Aggravated domestic battery is a crime for which, if convicted, you face a mandatory minimum sentence.

What does that mean? It means you could spend a longer time in prison or jail, especially if you have any prior domestic battery convictions on your criminal record. Read on to find out what Illinois considers to be domestic [...]

Possessing Child Porn in IL: What Does It Mean?

Child Pornography

The issue of child pornography is something that is of great concern to the general public as well as law enforcement. That’s why the laws surrounding the crime are decisive and strict, and the definition of what constitutes child pornography and its possession is clearly spelled out under the current laws.

What does it mean to possess child pornography in Illinois? What types of penalties are associated with this crime? These are important questions for every citizen, so read on [...]

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