Archive, March 2014.

“Oh yeah, it was like taking candy from a baby.” Comments like these tend to give the illusion that committing theft is a straightforward action with little or no repercussions. However, that is not the case. According to the Illinois General Assembly, a person has committed theft when he or she knowingly:
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Illinois lawmakers are currently in the middle of their five-month long legislative session in Springfield. It is during this time that proposed laws are introduced, debated, and voted on. Criminal laws and potential penalties are based almost entirely on state statute. That means that each legislative session comes with some changes to the criminal justice system in the state as lawmakers alter rules of crime and punishment..
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An uncomfortable subject to approach, sexual offenses and sexual assault are crimes that are committed every day in our country, no matter how hard we may try to sweep them under the rug. “Sexual assault” is a broad term, and can include four different types of criminal offenses. It is important to be familiar with each of them.
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We are all aware that drinking and driving under the influence of alcohol is illegal in all 50 United States, but not everybody is familiar with the specific consequences they will face if they have had a couple drinks before getting behind the wheel and spot those red and blue lights in the rearview mirror.
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