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Almost every Major League Baseball (MLB) fan is aware of scandal that came fully to light last year, involving several players who received steroids from the Biogenesis anti-aging clinic in Florida. New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez was one of 13 players who received suspensions as a result of the allegations. Though none of the players […]

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Illinois has defined certain crimes that are committed against people because of particular or perceived characteristics in 720 ILCS 5/12-7.1. Defined as “hate crimes,” these are serious offenses, and can subject offenders to fines, restitution, probation, and even jail time. Bringing a case against someone under Illinois’ hate crime statute requires that the state prove […]

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To date, Colorado and Washington State are the only two states that have legalized the personal possession and private use of certain amounts of marijuana. Both states have adapted their respective criminal laws to provide no penalties for anyone who possesses or uses privately less than one ounce of marijuana. Several other states, while not […]

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A former basketball player for the Chicago Bulls and Temple University made recent headlines when he was indicted on several serious criminal charges in Lake County court. Allegedly, the former pro had been refused any subsequent massages from the massage therapist at a fitness center due to inappropriate behavior. Instead of respecting the request that […]

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In recent decades, as the use of and reliance on Internet communications has increased, so has the potential for misuse of the Internet. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) reports that it receives an estimated 300,000 complaints of internet crimes on an annual basis. Illinois has responded to the increase in cybercrime by establishing the […]

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If you are facing criminal charges, you may wonder whether if you should hire an attorney to represent you. While many people may consider hiring an attorney, they may not fully realize that they do not just have the option to have a lawyer, but they have the actual right to have counsel if they […]

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Illinois law sets out numerous criminal offenses for which you may be charged in criminal court if you are suspected of breaking the law. Some charges can be extremely serious and can put your life-long liberty at stake. Others, in comparison, may seem like a mere slap on the wrist. Additionally, there are many charges […]

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In the past few decades, the enforcement and penalties associated with driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) have grown significantly more aggressive across the country. In addition, the legal limit as to what constitutes “under the influence” has dropped in Illinois, from a 1.5 blood alcohol concentration (BAC) in the 1950s to 1.0 in […]

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When you are charged with a crime in Illinois, you have several options. You can plead “guilty” to the offense, which often occurs in exchange for a plea deal arranged between your criminal defense attorney and the prosecutor, usually limiting the penalties you face. You can plead “no contest,” or “nolo contendre,” which means you […]

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Earlier this year, Illinois joined several other states in the ountry that ban the use of hand-held cellphones for all drivers. While many people may think that the law is overly prohibitive, distracted driving is a serious issue and is responsible for thousands of accidents and injuries each year. Regardless of the merits or efficacy […]

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