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Convicts Cleared with DNA Evidence

Published: Oct 14, 2016 in Constitutional Rights, Criminal Defense, Legal Blog

People who have been wrongly convicted of crimes in Cook County now have hope. The State’s Attorney Office, whose primary purpose is to put offenders behind bars, has proven instrumental in helping people obtain their release from prison after wrongful convictions. Once notorious for its…

New Law Changes Sexual Assault Investigations

Published: Oct 07, 2016 in Criminal Defense, Legal Blog, Sex Crimes

This summer, Governor Rauner signed a bill that will overhaul how Illinois authorities handle suspected cases of sexual assault. Going into effect on January 1, 2017, Senate Bill 3096 puts into effect the reforms proposed by Attorney General Lisa Madigan after a 2015 investigative report…