Which criminal offenses require registration as a sex offender?

Which criminal offenses require registration as a sex offender?


Which criminal offenses require registration as a sex offender?

Posted on by Steven Haney

Basics of the Illinois Sex Offenders Registration Act – 730 ILCS 150 Which criminal offenses require registration as a sex offender? Anyone who is convicted of a “sex offense” as defined in 730 ILCS 150/2 (B) is defined as a “sex offender”.  Anyone so defined is required to register as a sex offender. The most […]


How To Restore Driving Privileges After A DUI Conviction

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Restore Driving Privileges The revocation of a persons driver’s license in Illinois from a DUI conviction can be devastating. The process to restore driving privileges can be difficult if not done correctly. Knowing the process and the complications within the process is the absolute key to being successful with the Illinois Secretary of State. Attorney Steven […]


How is the amount of bond determined for a criminal case?

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Bond will usually be set by a judge who will take into consideration the nature of the offense, a persons prior criminal history, if any, and the persons ties to the community where the case is pending. An exception exists for most misdemeanor offenses for which the law allows bond to be set at a certain nominal amount […]


Aggravated Speeding – Illinois’ Newest Criminal Offense

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“Aggravated speeding” is a relatively new criminal offense in Illinois. It is classified as a class B misdemeanor if the speed is between 26 – 35 mph in excess of the posted speed limit and classified as a class A misdemeanor if the speed exceeds 35 mph over the posted limit. Both are offenses potentially punishable by […]


Drug Possession and Delivery

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What is the charge of drug trafficking? Drug trafficking involves the movement of any type of illegal drug, including cannabis, into Illinois from any other state for the purpose of distribution. The State must prove that the illegal drug came into Illinois from a location outside of this State. A drug trafficking charge is one of the […]


How will a DUI arrest affect my driving privileges?

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How will a DUI arrest affect my driving privileges? Everyone arrested for DUI faces a temporary suspension of their driving privileges 46 days from the date they either submit to a breath test, or, alternatively, refuse any type of breath, blood or urine test. This is called a Summary Suspension. For those who take and […]


How can a conviction for domestic battery be avoided?

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Can the victim drop the domestic battery charges? Only the prosecutor has the power and legal authority to start and end a prosecution for domestic violence. In Will County, the State’s Attorney will rarely, if ever, dismiss a domestic battery prosecution on the wishes of the complaining victim. You can learn more about domestic battery […]