Category Archives: Sexual Assault

U.S. DOE Issues Guidelines Regarding University Sexual Assault Hearings

On behalf of Law Office of Steven Haney posted in Sexual Assault on Thursday, October 20, 2011 With another school year in full swing in colleges throughout the nation, students are not only a month deep into their studies, but many are also immersed in the “college experience” – which often includes Saturday football games and the occasional “kegger.” Like it or not, ample amounts of alcohol are consumed on most college campuses in the U.S. In addition to the obvious healthContinue reading

Age of Consent in Illinois

Young people often strive to appear older than they really are. In many cases it is difficult to judge how old a young person is based solely on how he or she dresses and acts – which is especially treacherous given that a mistake about a person’s age can lead to criminal charges, such as when a person faces charges of statutory rape. However, Illinois law does recognize that people may honestly be mistaken about a young person’s age, andContinue reading