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St. Charles solicitation defense attorney

The act of trading cash or other property for sexual contact is against the law in Illinois. Being charged with soliciting a prostitute can lead not only to criminal penalties, but also shame and embarrassment. If you have been accused of solicitation of a sexual act, you could face steep fines, jail time, and severe damage to your personal reputation and professional career. In some cases, your charges may be based on wrongful accusations. Regardless of your situation, it is essential that you speak with a criminal defense attorney right away if you are facing charges for any type of sexual offense.  

Many Prostitution Charges Are a Result of a Police Sting Operation

If you exchange money for some type of sexual activity in Illinois, you may be arrested and charged with soliciting a prostitute. However, you do not have to actually be caught in the act of trading money for sex in order to face prostitution charges. You can also be arrested for solicitation for simply agreeing to trade money or property for sexual activity. For example, if you plan an exchange with someone through a website like Craigslist, you could be charged with solicitation even if you never physically meet up with that person.

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Felony Theft in IllinoisThere are many kinds of theft-related crimes in Illinois that can result in felony charges depending on the amount stolen and the circumstances of the theft. If you are charged with a theft crime, you should contact a knowledgeable felony theft defense attorney as soon as possible to help defend your rights.  

Definition of Theft in Illinois

Illinois law defines theft as knowingly taking unauthorized control over property of another or someone obtains that control over property through deception. It is also considered theft in Illinois to knowingly obtain control over property that is stolen, or that the person should reasonably know is stolen property. In regards to theft, whether it is a misdemeanor or felony will depend on the circumstances and the value of the property that is stolen.

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Naperville criminal defense attorneys, illegal cellphone jammingAn Illinois man was recently arrested for using an illegal cellphone jamming device while on the ‘L.’ This was not the first time that the man had been charged with jamming cell phones, as he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge for the same offense in 2009. The arrest marks the first time a person has been cited for using this type of device on a transit system. Previously, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) had only issued citations for those who were attempting to sell the jamming devices online.

Unlawful Interference With a Public Utility

The ‘L’ rider was charged with unlawfully interfering with a public utility, which is considered a felony offense. In order to commit this crime, a person must knowingly, and without the consent of the service’s owners:

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Naperville criminal defense attorney, stalking and cyberstalkingIllinois has several different laws that relate to stalking, and in Illinois, stalking and cyberstalking are both crimes. Moreover, it does not take much contact before an individual can be convicted of a stalking crime.

What is Cyberstalking?

Cyberstalking is the use of electronic communications to harass someone else. This type of stalking can be as simple as repeatedly texting someone and including a vague threat, or it can involve more detailed threats over email or social media.

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revenge-pornIn Illinois, the publication of sexual images of another person without his or her consent is a serious offense. A charge of posting what is popularly known as revenge porn can have devastating consequences on the lives of the accused and his or her family. Aside from imprisonment and the required payment of heavy fines, this crime will go on a person’s permanent record, making it difficult to secure future employment and housing. Since the December passage of the law, which took effect in June, Illinois has become one of 16 states that criminalizes revenge porn.

Revenge Porn

A person commits non-consensual dissemination of a private sexual image when he or she intentionally publishes an image of another person:

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