Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Chicago Criminal attorney comments on new laws with unintended consequences

This Chicago Criminal attorney is concerned.  Again, sometimes laws make so much sense on their face.  Then you can see where it could so easily all go wrong.  More new sex offender laws in 2011.  Heads Up:  Warn Your Kids!  They could be charged.

 Public indecency is a Class A misdemeanor. A person convicted of a third or subsequent violation for public indecency is guilty of a Class 4 felony. Public indecency is a Class 4 felony if committed by a person 18 years of age or older who is on or within 500 feet of elementary or secondary school grounds when children are present on the grounds. 

Looks like you better keep those high school seniors away from any other student.  That’s probably not what your legislators had in mind when they thought about the folks who are 18 and older but I suspect the first to be charged with this will be students engaging in sexual behavior on the school grounds.  Seriously, since when did freshmen not look to date seniors in high school and vice versa?

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