Archive, November 2015.
Under Illinois law there are several different types of property crimes. Sometimes the names of the crimes can be confusing; they all seem to have the same meaning. Three common examples are theft, burglary and robbery. While in conversations these three terms might all be used to describe the same thing, under the law they are very different crimes.
Posted in Criminal Law | Tagged burglary Class 1 felony Illinois property crimes Illinois theft crime robbery shoplifting Wheaton criminal defense lawyer
Illinois has some of the strictest firearms regulations in the country. Up until a key court ruling a few years ago, Illinois was the only state not to allow citizens to carry a concealed weapon under any circumstances. Even though Illinois now has a concealed weapons law, there are still many ways to violate the state’s firearms laws.
Posted in Weapons Charges | Tagged Class 3 felony Class A misdemeanor firearms crime Illinois firearms crimes theft crimes unlawful possession Wheaton criminal defense lawyer
With the rapid growth of technology comes new challenges for law enforcement and lawmakers charged with keeping us safe. One challenge that continues to grow is the popularity of sexting, especially among teens and young adults. While many states still treat sexting with old child pornography statutes, Illinois has a more balanced approach.
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The emotions involved in a child custody dispute may cause the actions of a parent to cross the line from a vigorous pursuit to a criminal act. While some actions may cause you trouble with the family law judge involved in your case, or even get you held in contempt, other actions can result in your arrested and serving time in prison.
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