Category Archives: Violent Crimes

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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Many people feel that when they are charged with domestic violence, the deck is stacked against them and they will be convicted. This is far from the truth. Not all domestic violence accusations are true; many are not even based … Continue reading

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 Crimes of domestic abuse crimes are responsible for an alarming number of injuries and deaths each year, spanning all classes and races, as well as all income and education levels. Such behavior usually begins with a pattern of threats, insults, … 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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If you have been accused of domestic violence, it can be a long road to prove your innocence and to clear your name. In many cases, charges of domestic violence are not given the same consideration that other charges may be … Continue reading

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Under Illinois law, an order of protection, also sometimes referred to as a restraining order, is an order which prohibits a person accused of domestic violence from having contact with the alleged victim. There are three types of order of protections … Continue reading

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Controversy is emerging regarding a fight video posted on a social media site of one boy stomping on another, while their classmates stood by and took video from their cellphones. In fact, the video has upset one Illinois state representative … Continue reading

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According to the Chicago Police Department, if the state had stricter gun laws, 160 people would have been in prison instead of being involved in more gun violence – either as the victim or the shooter. There have been 74 … Continue reading

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