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Naperville criminal defense attorney, aiding and abettingAiding, abetting, and being an accessory to a crime can result in a serious prison sentence depending on the type of crime the other person committed. If you helped another person commit a crime, you will likely face criminal charges yourself. However, if you were simply in the room when your friend assaulted someone and robbed them, and you had no part in it, you did nothing wrong.

In order to be an accomplice to a crime, you must have known that the person was planning on committing the crime and help him or her in some way to commit the crime. Helping to commit the crime does not mean that you had to have a physical hand in the act. Providing knowledge of how to commit the crime, financial assistance, or other aid will suffice when it comes to aiding and abetting.

If you are facing aiding, abetting, and accessory crimes, it is in your best interest to speak with an experienced Illinois criminal defense attorney at once. 

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Naperville criminal defense attorneys, cell site simulatorsRecently, the Chicago Police Department has come under fire for its use of cell site simulators in criminal investigations. In response to concerns that the devices violate citizens’ Fourth Amendment rights, the state legislature introduced a bill that would address many of these concerns.

Cellular Tracking Equipment

Cell site simulators are electronic devices that allow users to determine a phone’s location by mimicking cell phone towers. The devices also make it possible for users, primarily law enforcement officials, to intercept phone calls and text messages from the target’s phone. However, once deployed, it is difficult to restrict the devices from intercepting data not only from the target phone, but from any cellular phones in the area.

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