Monthly Archives: September 2016

Effective January 1, 2017, there will be several new laws that address the juvenile justice system in the state of Illinois. The aim of these new laws is to help protect the rights of juveniles who are charged with criminal … Continue reading

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The state of Illinois recently toughened up the penalties for anyone who is found guilty of gun trafficking. Under the new law, which was overwhelmingly approved by both chambers of the Illinois General Assembly, it is now a felony for … Continue reading

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The announcement that John W. Hinckley, Jr. has been released from a government psychiatric hospital has ignited a nationwide debate regarding the use of insanity defense and what should happen when a person is acquitted by reason of insanity. In 1981, … Continue reading

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In June 2015, a 50-year-old Bloomington man was charged with cyberstalking and telephone harassment. His alleged victim was a Bloomington Police Department lieutenant. According to prosecutors, the man posted a photograph of the officer, along with derogatory remarks, on the Internet. … Continue reading

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