Sexually based offenses are a sensitive and contentious category of crimes. Statutory rape is a criminal act that is based more on a technicality rather
The short answer to this question is yes, some evidence of a crime can be excluded at trial. There are many reasons for suppressing evidence,
The basic principles of Criminal Law require that a criminal act be committed voluntarily and with some sort of statutorily prescribed intent in order to
The term “white-collar crime” is one that you may have heard, but it doesn’t really describe what this classification means or includes. You may also
When charged with a crime, you must enter a plea to that crime. You can plead not guilty, guilty, or no-contest. You are likely familiar with
The U.S. Supreme Court decided the controversy over whether dog-sniffs can be used to determine probable cause last month in the case of Florida v. Jardines.
Search warrants may seem like a free pass for police to look for whatever they want, but that is not true. Like most rules of
Our Fourth Amendment right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures means that police must have a warrant to search us or our belongings
Domestic disturbances are an unfortunate but common occurrence in everyday life. Stress, relationship troubles, misunderstandings, and intoxication can all lead to a domestic disturbance. Allegations
Last week, Chicago’s City Council approved certain amendments to the Municipal Code that increases penalties for some public crimes. As the Chicago Sun Times recently reported, fines
Smartphones are a device that most of us can’t seem to live without. If you have one, you likely aren’t ever very far away from
This is the age of Facebook, Twitter, and any other instant message update available. These social media platforms have been useful for consumers to warn
The Illinois legislatures, concerned over reports that some small businesses, gas stations in particularly, were not paying in to the state sales tax money collected
Aiding family members charged with a crime now itself a crime in Illinois. Illinois residents who have a family member charged with a crime should
The stakes in many trials on speeding charges in Illinois are about to get much more serious. The Illinois legislature enacted a new law, referred
Parents, guardians and even unrelated adults who allow underage drinking of alcohol can face harsh penalties under a new Illinois law in effect in 2013.