The penalties that accompany a criminal conviction vary widely depending on what the crime underlying the conviction. In addition to time in prison and fines, in some cases people must provide personal information to a registry, such as their name, where they live and their physical description. The failure to comply with the registration requirements could lead to further issues. While readers probably know about the Illinois sex offender registry, there are other convictions that could lead to a similar registration.
There are many crimes that seem to get dramatized in late night television shows. As a result, many people in Chicago are familiar with assault, embezzlement and blackmail. However, mail fraud is frequently a complex accusation that many people know little about. Luckily, the attorneys at the Law Office of Stephen L. Richards have experience with such charges and can help you fight if you are accused or are suspected of such crimes.
Police have put a Cicero pastor on house arrest inside of the church that he founded 16 years ago. The clergy member and his wife are accused of white-collar crimes, particularly a fraud scheme that involved applying for federal grants for low-income families and then diverting the funds away from the church.