Murder Sentencing Guidelines – Minimum to Maximum for Every State

Skip to State by State Overview of Murder Sentences The minimum and maxiumum sentence for murder varies depending on the jurisdiction and the specific degree or classification of the murder charge. In the United States, for example, minimum sentences can differ significantly among states and even within different degrees of murder (e.g., first-degree, second-degree, and … Read more

Illinois Hit and Run Laws

Under 625 ILCS 5/11-402, Illinois hit and run laws, a hit and run is punishable by up to fourteen years in prison, a fine, and license suspension. Quick take: Failure to comply with drug/alcohol testing after a hit and run is a class 1 felony if the victim dies. Leaving the scene of an accident … Read more

Illinois Sexting Laws

Illinois Sexting Laws

Can you goto jail for sending sexually explicit pictures in the prairie state? Yes. Teens and adults may go to jail for sexting in Illinois. The charges may include child porn possession, a class X felony in the state. Below is everything you need to know. Quick take: Teen offenders may face adult charges for … Read more

Illinois Whistleblower Laws

State laws of Illinois as they apply to whistleblowers

A Summary of Illinois Whistleblower Laws In Illinois, employees can be discharged from work for any reason or no reason under what is known as the employment-at-will doctrine. However, the state has adopted a few exceptions to this rule, which are designed to protect employees. These include common law protections and statutory protections. Common law … Read more

Illinois Lemon Law

Lemon Laws as they apply to the state of Illinois

Summary of Illinois Lemon Law Illinois’ lemon laws state that if the buyer or lessee of a vehicle finds a major fault in it – which the manufacturers are unable to fix even after 4 valid attempts by the vehicle manufacturer to repair it – the manufacturer is liable to repurchase or replace the faulty … Read more

Illinois Child Support Laws

Child Support Laws as they apply to the state of Illinois

On July 1st, 2017, new changes made to Illinois child support guidelines took effect. Consequently, today, child support is based on the adjusted net income of both parents.  But the changes do not end there and some affect your current child support order. So, if you are a parent in the state, whether custodial or … Read more

Illinois Car Seat Laws

A Summary of Child Car Seat Laws in Illinois Children under the age of 2 years who weigh less than 40 pounds or with a height less than 40’’ should ride on a rear-facing seat. A child can legally graduate to a forward-facing seat once he or she weighs 40 pounds or has a height … Read more

Illinois Statute of Limitations

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Statute of Limitations IL- Summary Illinois’ statute of limitations establishes a deadline before which civil cases – such as lawsuits – must be filed in the state. In relation to criminal charges, it also prevents prosecutors from charging an individual with a crime after a specified period of time has passed. The statutes of limitations … Read more

Illinois Recording Laws

Illinois Recording Law Summary: Illinois recording law stipulates that it is a two-party consent state. In Illinois, it is a criminal offense to use any device to record communications, whether they’re wire, oral or electronic, without the consent of everyone taking part in the communication. 720 Ill. Compiled Stat. 5/14-2(a)(1). This means that in Illinois, … Read more