Archive, March 2016.
The state legislature has passed several laws that set the time period when someone can be charged with a crime. This time period is called the statute of limitations. However, sometimes a crime is too old for you to be prosecuted and understanding if the statute of limitations has expired can be complicated.
Posted in Criminal Law
One of the key elements in charging most crimes is the intent of the person accused of committing the crime. When a crime is committed, your intention can make all the difference—not only with regard to the crimes you are charged with, but also in what the prosecutor will be able to prove in court. One area where intent is particularly important is when a car goes missing.
Posted in Theft
If your child is under the age of 18, then you, as a parent, have certain rights when your child is involved with the criminal justice system. The better you understand your rights and your child’s rights, the better you will be able to help him or her after he or she has been arrested or charged with a crime.
Posted in Juvenile Law
Being arrested and charged with a violent crime can turn an individual's entire life upside down. Two of the most common violent crimes in Illinois are assault and battery. Assault and battery are often charged together. Even though the terms assault and battery are used in everyday language to mean the same thing, legally they are two very different concepts.
Posted in Violent Crimes