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Drug Tests May No Longer Be Needed for IL Drug Expungements

This year, the state legislature in Illinois made a big change to the process of sealing or expunging records in the state that will have a huge impact.

Illinois HB 4392 is now waiting for the governor to sign it into law, having passed both the state house and state senate. This bill helps to give those with felony records a chance to have their records expunged – even if they test positive for marijuana.

Yes, that’s right – expungement [...]

IL Parents: Your Teen Can Drink with the Holiday Meal… But Take Care

Many families have traditions. In some, drinking at holidays is part of what your family has passed down from one generation to the next – as a way to celebrate.

If consuming alcohol is a part of your holiday celebrations, you may wonder if your teen is old enough to join in. That may be okay, in certain circumstances.

As a parent, it’s vital to understand what you can and cannot do if you’re going to allow your teen to [...]

How to Get a Job in Illinois If You Have a Criminal Record

You were arrested for a crime you did or didn’t commit. You served your time – or may have been found innocent.

You’re probably thinking the whole thing is behind you now and you can get back on with your life. Unfortunately, you now have a criminal record in Illinois, and it’s probably going to be a lot harder to get a job.

When you find yourself in such a situation, you’re going to need to know what kind of [...]

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Signs of Domestic Abuse in Illinois

Domestic Violence

Many people think they understand what domestic violence, and domestic abuse, are. The truth is that no two situations involving domestic violence and domestic abuse are identical, since this type of crime can take many forms.

In the state of Illinois, domestic abuse is a serious matter. Illinois law protects victims and harshly penalizes those who break the law. Yet many people are unclear about what types of actions constitute domestic abuse in the state – and the various ways [...]

What Counts as Drug Paraphernalia in IL?

Drug Crimes | Drug Paraphernalia

While marijuana may be legal in Illinois and some small amounts of other controlled substances have been decriminalized, many drugs are still illegal to possess in Illinois. The paraphernalia associated with these substances is illegal and can lead to criminal charges.

Getting charged with possession of crime paraphernalia in Illinois can be quite serious. You may have to pay fines, be incarcerated, and get a criminal record that will follow you for life. Yet many people don’t understand that having [...]

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