A new report from the bipartisan Council on Criminal Justice (CCJ) has questioned the effectiveness of long prison sentences in reducing recidivism ... Read More
Rights You Should Invoke When Being Questioned
One of the real questions that we have, and we advise clients about this all the time: What do I do when I'm going to be first questioned by a police ... Read More
Police Searches: What Exactly Are Your Rights?
Dealing with police, even if you haven't done anything wrong and the officers seem friendly, can be intimidating and even scary at times. While there ... Read More
Admission vs. Confession: What’s the Deal?
Legal professionals use both confessions and admissions in court as strong sources of evidence because the actual words of the accused usually carry ... Read More
Call to End Child Sex Crimes Prosecution Time Limit by Illinois AG
On April 27, 2016, a court sentenced Dennis Hastert to 15 months in federal jail in a very high-profile and public case. The former U.S. House Speaker ... Read More
5 Things to Know About Illinois Sex Offender Registration Laws
Illinois' sex offender registration laws require any person convicted of a sex offense to register. These laws are so strict that a person may have to ... Read More