New illegal drugs appear on the streets every few years, necessitating new laws on drug possession distribution, and manufacturing. In the current decade, law enforcement has had to deal with the rise of synthetic drug manufacturing, including synthetic cocaine, known as bath salts, and synthetic marijuana, known as K2 or Spice. Because drug laws generally ban
In previous posts, we have discussed the two different types of drug possession criminal charges in Illinois: actual possession and constructive possession. Understanding the difference between these two charges is vital for knowing how to defend against such charges. It is also very important for Illinois residents accused of drug possession to understand how the word “knowingly”
In today’s world, most people own at least one credit or debit card, and many people own multiple cards. According to the American Banking Association, there were 364 million credit card accounts open in the United States in 2017. Though new technology is always being developed to prevent credit card fraud, it is still an issue.
For many people who have been convicted of a crime, probation is usually one of the more favorable sentences. In the state of Illinois, probation is used as a way to allow those who are convicted of crimes to live in their own homes and stay in their communities while they serve out their sentence.
When the orange cones come out, try to keep your driving frustration and speed in check, or you could find yourself in court dealing with a costly construction zone speeding ticket. The minimum fine for speeding in a construction zone is $375 for a first offense and $1,000 for a second offense, regardless of whether workers
Everyone knows that there are certain drugs that are absolutely 100 percent illegal throughout the United States. Heroin, cocaine, LSD and ecstasy are all types of illegal drugs that have no accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse. Contrary to what some may think, you can also get in trouble if you illegally possess,
In the United States alone, approximately one person every 48 minutes dies in a traffic accident involving an intoxicated driver. Illinois has several laws designed to prevent and punish drunk driving. Driving under the influence (DUI) is especially dangerous when the intoxicated driver is underage. Younger adults and teenagers often have less experience with both driving and alcohol.
Illinois drivers must start obeying Scott’s Law or face the consequences as the state police step up enforcement of the move-over law. More tickets are expected to be issued this spring and summer due to rising concerns about the safety of state troopers and other emergency services personnel when working roadside traffic stops and accident
Criminal trials are often lengthy, complicated processes. There are many rules and regulations that must be followed during criminal trials. Those rules vary depending on which state you are being tried in and whether or not you are being tried in federal court or state court. The infamous OJ Simpson trial lasted for 11 months
A decade ago, Illinois passed a groundbreaking law called the Illinois Crime Reduction Act of 2009. The opening lines of the Act read: “Currently, the Illinois correction system overwhelmingly incarcerates people whose time in prison does not result in improved behavior and who return to Illinois communities in less than one year.” This law created