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Illinois public indecency laws explained

November 8, 2011
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The law in the state of Illinois says that is a criminal offense to expose oneself in public. The crime is called public indecency. The penalties for this offense can include up to one year in jail and a maximum fine of $2500. But most importantly, the crime of public indecency is classified as a […]

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New Illinois law criminalizes parents who leave children with sex offenders

April 29, 2011
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Illinois lawmakers made a new criminal offense concerning sex offenders in 2011. Effective on January 1, 2011, the new law prohibits parents from leaving their children unattended with a child sex offender. The new law is found in the criminal code at 720 ILCS 5/12-21.6-5. The statute says that it is a Class A misdemeanor […]

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I need to move away from Illinois. How can I transfer my probation to another state?

August 28, 2010
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A defendant who is placed on probation for a criminal offense generally cannot leave the state without permission of the court. The same rule applies while on bond. On request, some courts will grant a defendant permission to travel out of state for a job, or in cases of family or medical emergency. The law […]

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What is criminal sexual abuse in Illinois?

April 18, 2010
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Sex between two consenting persons who are under 17 years of age is very serious criminal offense under Illinois law. It does not matter whether the two persons have engaged in sexual intercourse willingly. It does not matter that the two persons are in a relationship together. Sex between two minors is criminal sexual abuse. […]

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What is the process for involuntary commitment as a sexually violent person?

February 1, 2010
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Illinois law provides a process for incarcerating sexually violent persons (SVPs) indefinitely in the Department of Corrections.

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