Age lowered for tattoos and punishments increased -Pa 09 -06January 2006Illinois Law Update, Page 16The Illinois generally Assembly amended section 12-10 of the Criminal Code of 1961, 720 ILCS 5/12-10 et seq, by lowering the minimum age in subsection (a) required for a person to get a tattoo in Illinois from age 21 to age 18.
State may rely solely on pictures as evidence depicting child pornographyAugust 2005Illinois Law Update, Page 390On June 3, 2005, the Illinois Supreme Court affirmed the decisions of the Illinois Appellate Court, Second District, and the Circuit Court of Ogle County, sentencing the defendant to two years of probation on several counts of possession of child pornography.
No statutory right to refuse chemical testing for DUIMay 2005Illinois Law Update, Page 232On February 3, 2005, the Illinois Supreme Court reversed the decisions of both the appellate and circuit courts, which granted the defendant's motion to suppress the results of his blood and urine tests.
Sentencing guidelines: mandatory no moreBy Helen W. GunnarssonApril 2005LawPulse, Page 162The U.S. Supreme Court shook up federal criminal practice by ruling in Booker/Fanfanthat sentencing guidelines are advisory only. Not surprisingly, many questions remain.