Monthly Archives: July 2023

WILL THE PARDON BOARD CONSIDER MY POOR HEALTH IN REACHING A DECISION?

You had a conviction for aggravated battery 25 years ago.  You even served a few months in jail before your attorney made a deal for probation.  Now you want to seek a pardon, and you want the Illinois Prisoner Review … Continue reading

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CAN POLICE USE EVIDENCE OBTAINED BY EAVESDROPPING IN ILLINOIS?

The answer is probably yes– if the officer has obtained prior approval from the state. Under 720 ILCS 5/14-5, any evidence obtained in violation of the Illinois eavesdropping statute is not admissible in any civil or criminal trial.    The … Continue reading

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DO MORPHED IMAGES OF CHILDREN VIOLATE ILLINOIS CHILD PORNOGRAPHY LAW?

            The answer is yes.  If you take innocent images of real children–even those you did not create yourself–and convert them into something sexual, you can be charged with child pornography. However, there is an exception if you used entirely … Continue reading

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