Archive, March 2017.

People convicted of a sex offense in Illinois often have restrictions placed on them even after they have finished prison time. As a registered sex offenders:
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What is the cost of being convicted of Driving Under the Influence of alcohol or drugs in Illinois? Before you even consider the effect it will have on your criminal record and reputation, the money you lose after a DUI conviction is significant.
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Illinois has set a goal of reducing its prison population by 25 percent by 2025. One way experts have targeted to reach that goal is by reducing the number of theft convictions that qualify as felonies.
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The 1961 Wrongs to Children Act makes it unlawful for minors under the age of 14 to partake in certain money-earning activities. The purpose of this law is to keep parents, custodians, and potential employers from mistreating young children and to cut down on child labor that is not in the child’s best interest. Throughout the industrial revolution, child labor was common in the U.S. It was not until the early 1900s, and particularly in the year of 1938, that labor committees began striving for laws that would protect children from child labor. The Fair Labor Standards Act was passed in …
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Illinois has criminal registries for those who have been found guilty of murder or violence against a youth, making methamphetamine, and sex crimes. These databases keep track of offenders and are public record, meaning that anyone can look online to find out whether their neighbors have committed any of these offenses. While this seems like a good idea and is one that Illinois, more than many other states, has fully embraced, the success of such registry databases has been proven to be of little use. And, what’s more is that they may even detract from what they attempt to solve: convicts …
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