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Best Apps to Help You Avoid Driving Drunk in Chicago

In this age of smartphones, software developers have created several savvy apps to help you avoid getting charged with a DUI in Chicago. Here’s the best of the best, and what you can do if you are facing DUI charges.

 

Best Apps to Prevent a DUI Charge

 

Several apps help you monitor your drinking habits and call for a ride home. These are our top picks.

 

DrinkTracker

This app is for iOS users. You enter your age, [...]

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 [...]

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How “Job Placement Fees” Can Equate to IL Involuntary Servitude

Involuntary Servitude

One of the great benefits of capitalism is that people are guaranteed pay for the work they do. The US has one of the most robust economies in the world, along with a high standard of living.

These factors combined make the US, and particularly large cities like Chicago, attractive to immigrants.

That said, because many migrant workers don’t have any resources in the US, they are vulnerable to exploitation.

Involuntary Servitude and Immigrants in Illinois

Involuntary servitude is the [...]

700k Illinois Cannabis Records to Be Expunged – Many Automatically

Drug Crimes | Marijuana

In 2019, Illinois Governor J. B. Pritzker House signed several house bills that legalized the recreational use of marijuana and allowed the state to expunge certain individuals’ marijuana possession arrest and conviction records.

For now, we’re going to look at the ones that affected 20 ILCS 2630, the Criminal Identification Act, which concerns the expungement of arrest and conviction records. Some expungements were automatic.

So, how did that work?  What about the ones that weren’t automatic?  What does expunge mean, [...]

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