Archive, April 2018.

Computer tampering is a crime. In short, computer tampering refers to any action through which an individual knowingly gains unauthorized access to a computer, a program, a computer system, or data stored on a computer or within a computer system. Many different actions may be charged as computer tampering.
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Reckless driving is the act of operating a motor vehicle in a manner that is not safe for you or others on the roadway. Specifically, Illinois law describes reckless driving as driving that is either:
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When an individual is charged with a crime, he or she is subject to a range of criminal penalties. For example, an individual charged with a Class 2 felony faces three to seven years in prison and a fine of up to $25,000. Relevant details about the individual and the case, such as previous drug convictions on his or her record, can make the court more likely to sentence the defendant to a longer prison term and higher fine within the range of penalties for a Class 2 felony conviction. These details are known as aggravating factors.
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Every criminal case is unique. When an individual is facing a criminal charge, his or her story is different from that of another individual facing the same charge. There could be different circumstances surrounding the case, different motives at play, different circumstances for the alleged victim, or a different level of harm dealt to the victim. When the case is presented in court, both sides may present every fact they feel is relevant. These facts can impact the severity of the sentence the convicted defendant faces.
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Although we have civil rights and anti-discrimination laws in place to protect us from being treated unfairly based on our race, sex, religion, and other innate characteristics, the reality is that there is a disparity between the arrest rate, conviction rate, and sentences white Americans and minorities face for the same criminal offenses. This is true for juvenile offenders as well as adult offenders.
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