Category Archives: Criminal Law

White collar crimes are non-violent offenses that are often prosecuted against business professionals. These crimes are typically motivated by gain and are characterized by deception or concealment. A goal of a white collar crime is benefiting in regard to money, … Continue reading

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First degree murder is one of the most serious criminal charges a person can face. The key to proving first degree murder, as opposed to second or third degree murder, is intent. In these cases, a prosecutor must be able … Continue reading

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Like adults, juveniles can face serious punishment for crimes they commit. In the United States, a person is considered a juvenile if they are under the age of 18. For most crimes committed by minors, there is a separate court … Continue reading

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During a nine year span between 2003 and 2012, there were 3,866 deaths caused by drunk drivers in Illinois, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Across the United States, it is illegal to drive with a blood … Continue reading

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With the recent trend of “Me Too,” in which sexual assault survivors, mostly women, have shared their stories, many people have come forward with accusations. Being accused of sexual assault is very serious, since it can be charged as a … Continue reading

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The world of identity theft is diverse and vast, encompassing a range of activities that all have the power to lead offenders to a number of unpleasant consequences. A conviction on charges of identity theft crimes can result in community … Continue reading

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Being arrested is a terrifying event for almost everyone and especially so if you did not commit the alleged offense. Unfortunately, many individuals are arrested under suspicious circumstances but are nevertheless innocent. Either way, it is important to understand how … Continue reading

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When you have been charged with a crime, it is understandable that you would have feelings of fear and confusion, especially if you have never experienced the process before. Most cases are resolved without going to a formal trial, as … Continue reading

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Last year, a critically-acclaimed miniseries created a resurgence of interest in one of the most talked about criminal cases in our nation’s history. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story was broadcast as a 10-part series on the cable … Continue reading

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Under Illinois law, there are several types of assault for which a person may face charges. There is no such thing as a minor assault charge, and such offenses may carry very severe penalties. What is Assault? Assault is defined … Continue reading

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