teenage sexting, Naperville juvenile defense lawyers, sexting behaviors, sexting conviction, sexually explicit imagesThe concept of “sexting,” the electronic transmission of sexually suggestive and explicit material, is nothing new. As long as computers and cellphones have existed, adults and teens alike have used them to send such material to strangers, partners, and potential partners. But when teens engage in this type of behavior with other teens or adults, they can face serious criminal charges. This is because even when they engage in the sharing and receiving consensually, they are sharing pornographic images of underage subjects.

In 2015, a sexting case involving four Illinois high school students made headlines. Two students sent sexually explicit images to two other students who then shared the images with others. All four faced charges for disseminating harmful material to minors.

Examples of Behaviors that Can be Considered Sexting

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implied consent, DUI, Naperville DUI lawyer, driver’s license suspension,  BAC testsAs a licensed Illinois driver, you are undoubtedly familiar with the concept of implied consent. This is your agreement to submit to a chemical test to measure your blood alcohol content (BAC) or the presence of any other substances when asked to do so by law enforcement. The results of this test can be used to support a charge of driving under the influence (DUI).

Implied consent is more nuanced than it can initially appear to be. Most importantly, remember that providing a positive sample does not mean you cannot fight the charge later.

Implied consent means you agree to provide a blood, breath or urine sample to determine your BAC

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stealing the internet, theft, St. Charles internet theft defense attorney, unsecured internet, Illinois theft lawWhen searching for a network connection, curiosity nearly always wins as we scan the names our neighbors have given to their connections. Sometimes people get clever, with names like “FBI Surveillance Van #5,” “Go Go Gadget Internet,” or “Keep It On The Wi-Fi.” Most of the time you will see the networks are secured, but occasionally one stands out.

The bold declaration of unsecured Internet leaves many pondering about the morality of using someone else’s Internet connection. Is using another person’s Wi-Fi without his or her knowledge or consent considered theft?

The Hard Truth

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Naperville domestic violence defense attorney, domestic violence, domestic abuse accusations, abuse charges, physical violenceDomestic abuse allegations wreak havoc on a person’s reputation. Unfortunately, the charges are sometimes fabricated by either a spouse or a child as a way of gaining authority or leverage while undermining the integrity of the accused. Sadly, the fatality rate of domestic violence is too high nationwide, leaving officers to take the side of the alleged victim. The first line of defense is to contact an attorney, because “I did not do it” does not resolve your case.

What Constitutes As Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence is an epidemic in our country. Statistics show that a woman is beaten every 15 seconds, which does not include the statistics of women abusing men. Regulations surrounding abuse charges have a broad reach encompassing a multitude of extraneous behaviors.

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sexting, St. Charles sex crimes defense attorney, criminal cases, child pornography, solicitationSexting is quickly taking the world by storm, and families, homes, and lives are left in the ruins of its aftermath. When the behavior occurs between two consenting adults, the result is often a rekindled flame or the ignition of a new one within the relationship. However, there is a huge age bracket of society participating in the potentially illicit activity. Participation is so common among teenagers that many seem to think it is harmless. That is, of course, until they face steep legal sex crime repercussions.

Sexting: A Beginners Guide

Perhaps you are a parent and want to know why your child is in trouble. Or, maybe you are a little curious yourself about this phenomenon. Years ago, adults used polaroids or found a private photographer if they wanted their significant other to have a special picture. Now, with the rise of affordable electronic devices that have photo and video capabilities, paired with messaging and data plans, the middleman and wait time is a thing of the past.

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