Archive, December 2014.

"Can I get prosecuted for being the getaway driver in a robbery if I did not know that the person I was driving around was going to commit a crime?" This is a complex question, since the answer often depends on the circumstances of a case, the driver’s intent, and what the driver knew or did not know before he or she started driving. Being charged as an accomplice can lead to serious prison time without the right defense.
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Women living in Naperville can sleep safe tonight; this is because, according to a recent study, Naperville is the safest city for women. The study concentrated on statistics of predominantly gender based crime, such as forcible rape, however, it also looked at murder and stalking statistics. Researchers did not study domestic violence crimes because it was difficult to find accurate information on the crimes.
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During the November 2014 elections, voters in Illinois were given the chance to vote on a state constitutional amendment to expand the current crime victim rights law. The initiative to amend the Illinois constitution to include the crime victims’ bill of rights passed by over 77 percent of votes cast.
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An Illinois man who was in criminal court for a routine appearance in an unrelated aggravated battery case is now facing additional charges after suddenly breaking free from the sheriffs who were leading him back to a holding area and pummeling the presiding judge. At this time, it is not clear what injuries the judge has sustained, but it is likely that even with the judge sustaining minor injuries, the man will face additional aggravated battery charges based on the victim being a judge.
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