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Illinois domestic battery prosecutions: reviewing the law and penalties

March 13, 2013
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Domestic battery is one of the most common criminal charges prosecuted in Illinois courts. The number of arrests is so large that most courthouses have a courtroom that is dedicated to hearing these cases only. All courthouses in Cook County have one or more courtrooms dedicated to hearing these cases. For examples, all Chicago arrests […]

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A summary of federal firearm laws

September 26, 2011
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A person who possesses a gun can be charged with a crime if he is disqualified from legally possessing the weapon. The charge can be based on state law where the gun is possessed within the boundaries of a state. Or the charge can be based on federal law whenever the gun travels interstate. Federal […]

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Federal court jurisdiction over criminal conduct

December 2, 2010
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Many people believe that crossing state lines is what determines whether conduct can result in federal criminal charges. However, the issue of federal jurisdiction is more complicated than that. Activity that occurs in one state can be subject to federal prosecution. Understanding federal criminal jurisdiction requires a look back at history. The United States is […]

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