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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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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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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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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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There are many people who think that the graffiti is harmless. There are even some people who consider graffiti to be a form of artistic expression. Under Illinois law, however graffiti is considered a crime and depending on the circumstances, … Continue reading

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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 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 the American criminal justice system, there are many cases of defendants convicted of a criminal offense for which they were later proven to have not committed. When a government agency declares that the defendant is “factually innocent” or relieves the … Continue reading

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