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January 2017 Archives

Never presume the outcome of a federal cocaine charge

Whether in Illinois or another state, a person charged with a drug crime has every right to fight the charges in court. One can never presume a particular outcome as every situation is different and much depends on the type of defense presented in court. Some drug charges, such as those involving cocaine, heroin and other heavy narcotics, are often aggressively prosecuted, especially if filed at the federal level.

Illinois woman indicted for fraud, identity theft and more

A woman in Illinois faces nearly 100 counts of various white collar crime charges. Police investigators say she committed fraud, identity theft and more over an extended period of time, dating back to May 2015. A few days before this past Christmas, police took her into custody.

Can Illinois' convicted sex offenders use social media?

If you find yourself facing a sexually based criminal charge in Illinois, there is a lot at stake. Sex crimes have the potential to turn your life upside down in numerous ways, and the financial, social and professional consequences can prove harsh and severe. In addition to any time behind bars you may have to serve if convicted as a sex offender, you will also have to register as one upon release every year for a 10-year period. Illinois' convicted sex offenders face additional restrictions as well, such as an inability to use social media.

Man charged for white collar crime has pleaded guilty

Those who work for the postal service in Illinois may sometimes have access to certain personal information of other workers. Any use of such information for illicit purposes may, of course, be subject to punishment by law. A man in another state was accused of being involved in a white collar crime scheme of this sort, and has reportedly entered a guilty plea regarding the charges against him.

Man and woman in Illinois facing serious drug charges

A half million dollars is considered by most to be a lot of money. That is the bond set for a 48-year-old man and a 45-year-old woman in Illinois. The pair was recently arrested and placed behind bars after a police operation that resulted in serious drug charges against each of them.

When an Illinois traffic stop results criminal charges

If you've ever been pulled over by police while driving in Illinois, you understand how disconcerting such an experience can be. Seeing red and blue lights flashing in your rear view mirror and watching a law enforcement officer approach your vehicle can be quite stressful and frightening, especially if it's the first time it has ever happened to you. Problems may be intensified if your traffic stop results in criminal charges filed against you.

Murder charges announced in Illinois

Investigators say a 20-year-old man is in jail with bail set at $2 million in Belleville. The murder charges were filed in connection with the death of a 28-year-old man on a recent Friday in Illinois. A circuit court judge that appears to have been residing with the defendant before the incident took place has been removed from all court cases pending further investigation of their relationship.

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