Month: December 2014

COMMON THEFT CRIMES IN ILLINOIS

On behalf of Martin & Kent, L.L.C. posted in Criminal Defense on Wednesday, December 31, 2014.

Theft happens when a person knowingly takes unauthorized control of property. There are many different classifications of theft under Illinois laws. The factors that determine the severity of the theft fall under two elements: the value of the stolen property and if the property was stolen from another person. Even if a person did not steal the property themselves, it is also considered theft if a person obtains control over knowingly stolen property.

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HOW TO UNDERSTAND SEARCH & SEIZURE LAW

On behalf of Martin & Kent, L.L.C. posted in Criminal Defense on Tuesday, December 30, 2014.

One of the best things about living in the United States are the rights and freedoms given to all. The Constitution and the Bill of Rights takes the time to lay out exactly what rights all American citizens have under the law. Most importantly, those that have been accused of a crime are not exempt from legal protections. There are a few rights that specifically apply to those being questioned by law enforcement and how police are under legal supposed to act when seeking information or evidence.

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WHAT ARE THE PUNISHMENTS FOR AGGRAVATED ASSAULT?

On behalf of Martin & Kent, L.L.C. posted in Criminal Defense on Friday, December 26, 2014.

AGGRAVATED ASSAULT LAW IN ILLINOIS Under Illinois law, assault can occur anytime someone intentionally conducts themselves in a manner that causes another person to fear for their safety. This generally refers to a threat that is accompanied by conduct that would insinuate harm.

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HARSH PENALTIES ENFORCED FOR RETAIL THEFT

On behalf of Martin & Kent, L.L.C. posted in Criminal Defense on Tuesday, December 23, 2014.

Retail theft occurs when a person or employee knowingly takes possession of merchandise and transfers it away from retail establishment without paying the full retail price that was labeled on the item. It is also a crime to alter, modifying, or remove a price tag from an item attempting to lower the price.

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