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Illinois Charges You Might Be Facing after Partying on New Year’s

New Year’s is one of the biggest party occasions of the year. Alcohol and drug use are commonplace, and rowdy behavior is a given. While most New Year’s parties are all in good fun, sometimes festivities can get out of hand, resulting in police involvement.

 

Unsurprisingly, more arrests are made on New Year’s Eve than on most other holidays. Common offenses include disorderly conduct, assault and battery, drunk driving, and drug possession.

 

Below, we’re going to do a [...]

Four Strategies You Can Use to Fight Your Chicago DUI Charge

If you have been charged with a DUI or DWI, you should be aware of all potential defenses available to you so that you can help your DUI attorney understand what went on at the time of the arrest and he or she can build the best possible strategy to help you reduce or even completely beat your charges.

 

What’s supposed to happen if you are pulled over for a DUI? First, the traffic stop and arrest has to [...]

Avoid a Chicago DUI This St. Paddy’s Day

Irish or not, a lot of people in our country enjoy going out and raising a beer or three to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Here in Chicago, the holiday can be truly epic. Our city not only hosts the second-largest parade in the country – officials even temporarily turn the Chicago River green.

 

Bottom line? If you want to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day in Chicago, you definitely won’t be partying alone. This year, the festivities may even extend throughout [...]

Did You Get a DUI for Christmas or New Year’s? You’re Not Alone

If your holiday season was spoiled by a DUI arrest or charges, know that you are not alone. A drink at a holiday party can often turn into a poor decision behind the wheel – even if it just barely qualifies for “driving under the influence.”

 

Chicago, Illinois, and the country at large sees a lot more DUI charges on Christmas and New Year’s each year because, quite frankly, there are more drunk drivers on the road during the [...]

Public Outing of DUI Defendants Latest Shameful Tactic

Driving under the influence is dangerous to drivers, passengers, and other vehicles on the road. This is irrefutable.

 

In an effort to keep their roads safe, states use different strategies and tactics to prevent DUI fatalities. While a driver may be charged with a DUI, however, it does not necessarily mean they are guilty of a crime – they have to be convicted first. “Innocent until proven guilty” is a cornerstone of our judicial process.

 

Illinois’s latest tactic [...]

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Is It Theft, Robbery, or Burglary? How Illinois Defines Each Crime

Burglary | Robbery | Theft

Many people use the terms “theft,” “robbery,” and “burglary” interchangeably in daily conversations. Which makes sense. After all, each term – in general – addresses the same topic.

Legally speaking, however, the terms describe three different and specific types of criminal offenses. If you’re facing criminal charges related to stealing something, you need to know the legal definition of each term.

Theft in Illinois

Illinois Statutes Chapter 720 §16-1 defines theft as obtaining the property of someone else through deception [...]

Did You Know You’re Paying Not to Seal Your Illinois Criminal Record?

Record Sealing

You’ve served your time and paid off fines for your crimes. Everything should go back to normal, right?

Not so much.

Even if you are only arrested, or if you are charged but acquitted on those charges, it creates a criminal record. A record that will follow you if you don’t take action.

Having a conviction on your record is especially hard because state and federal laws automatically ban you from holding certain positions, getting certain jobs, and even exercising [...]

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