Two Types of Driving Permits After a DUI License Suspension

Being charged and convicted of a DUI, or even being suspected of a DUI, can carry serious consequences, including the suspension or revocation of your driver’s license. In Illinois, you face a statutory summary license suspension if you fail a chemical test, refuse to submit to one, or fail to finish chemical testing. If you fail a chemical test,

DUI Cases: Should I Go To Trial?

When charged with driving under the influence, or any other crime, you have two choices. One is to plead guilty, often in exchange for a more lenient sentence because you are saving the prosecutor the time and cost of a trial. The other choice is to plead “not guilty” and ask for a trial. If you plead

Types of White-Collar Crimes

White-collar crime is an interesting and unique classification of criminal behavior. Unlike many other crimes, white-collar crime is nonviolent crime that is typically perpetrated by those of high socioeconomic status or occupational responsibility. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has defined white-collar crime as illegal acts characterized by concealment or violation of trust, which are committed to obtain

Bill Would Allow Temporary Access to Medical Marijuana in Place of Opioid Painkillers

The United States is in the midst of what is being called an “epidemic.” Americans are struggling with heroin dependency and abuse on a scale that has never been seen before. Health experts believe that prescription opioid painkillers are a large part of the problem, but patients who are in serious pain often have few options. In

Illinois’ Most Lenient Sentencing Options for Felony Convictions

When someone is convicted of a felony in Illinois, the maximum penalties can include years in prison and thousands of dollars in fines. But what is the lightest sentence that the court is allowed to hand down? Can You Get Court Supervision for a Felony? Illinois does not allow court supervision for felonies. Court supervision is a

Understanding Illinois’ 410 Probation for First-Time Drug Offenders

Did you know that more people now die in the U.S. each year from drug/alcohol overdoses than from shootings or car accidents? In response to this public health crisis, state governments have been experimenting with a variety of solutions, including substance abuse treatment programs and other alternatives to imprisonment for low-level drug offenses. Illinois, for example, offers

What You Need to Know About Reckless Driving in Illinois

When you get a traffic ticket for running a red light or speeding a few miles per hour above the speed limit, you may be inclined to simply plead guilty, pay the fine, and move on with your life. For relatively minor moving violations, such an approach is understandable and even reasonable. Sometimes, however, a traffic violation

2017 Illinois DUI Arrest Statistics Released

The Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists (AAIM) has released its annual DUI arrest statistics for Illinois for 2017. Each year, the Schaumburg-based organization sends surveys to police stations across the state to gather statistics about DUIs. AAIM conducts the surveys with a grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation and has been doing so since 1990, which is nearly 28

Will County Traffic Tickets

If you are a driver in the United States, you will probably be pulled over at some point in your life for a traffic violation. It is not an uncommon occurrence–in 2011, 42 percent of people who interacted with police had done so because of a traffic stop, and about half of those interactions resulted

Illinois Teen Charged With Felony for Eavesdropping

When a school-aged child is sent to the principal’s office, he or she is usually in trouble. Of course, the type of trouble is usually related to behavior in school or on school grounds. A meeting with the principal often results in the student receiving detention or being suspended for violating school rules. For a

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