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Was an Illinois Daycare Worker Wrongly Convicted of Murder?

A former daycare worker, convicted of murder in the 2009 death of a toddler under her care, may have the verdict reversed on her guilt. Melissa Calusinski, who was only 22 at the time of the alleged ...
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White House Concludes Bite Mark Analysis is Unscientific

The criminal justice system aims to be representative of the ultimate in fairness. A determinant of truth, beacon of righteousness. Defending the innocent from painful subjugation. Sentencing the ...
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Illinois "Second Chance" Probation Law

On August 3, 2013, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed significant legislation that allows judges the option of sending some first-time and non-violent criminal offenders to probation instead of having ...
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Illinois to Expunge Many Juvenile Arrest Records

One of the worst penalties an accused person can face is that of a lifelong criminal record. And the devastation can be felt even if charges are never filed. An arrest is enough of a blot on your ...
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The Importance of Having Your Criminal Record Expunged

Whether an individual has been arrested or charged with a criminal offense, all of the information related to the case will go on his or her permanent criminal record. Even in instances when charges ...
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Criminal Charges and Your Job Application

You may understand that a criminal conviction can seriously diminish your job prospects, but even an arrest that does not lead to a conviction can affect your opportunities. If you have been charged ...
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Am I Eligible for Expungement?

Receiving approval for a record expungement is a huge deal, because it enables you the opportunity to live as a free person in a way you once did prior to your criminal conviction. Unfortunately ...
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