Are You Facing Domestic Battery Charges

When an argument with your spouse or other family member gets out of hand, it is possible that criminal charges can be brought against one of you. A domestic battery conviction can have serious criminal penalties and life-altering consequences. If you have been charged with domestic battery, it is critical that you contact a criminal defense attorney

An Overview of Illinois Felony Charges and Their Consequences

When it comes to crime classifications, each state has its own unique system and way of organizing specific crimes. In the state of Illinois, there are three main classifications of crimes: petty offenses, misdemeanors, and felonies. A petty offense is simply a minor violation — like a traffic ticket — for which the consequence is

Improve Your Chances for Illinois Drivers License Reinstatement

To get your Illinois driver’s license reinstated after it has been revoked for DUI, you will have to prove that allowing you to drive again will not pose a risk to public safety. A Secretary of State hearing officer will make this determination based on several key pieces of evidence that you must present at a formal hearing,

Accumulating Too Many Points on Your Driving Record Can Result in License Suspension

Illinois state law treats driving as a privilege which is subject to revocation for a multitude of reasons. You probably already know that certain things, like being caught drinking and driving, can result in a person’s driver’s license being suspended. An Illinois driver can also lose his or her ability to legally dive for things like

DNA Testing

For most of the past 30 years, DNA testing has been used only in the most serious criminal cases such as murder and rape. Today, as DNA testing has become faster and cheaper, and offender databases have grown, you might expect police and prosecutors to start using DNA testing on lesser crimes such as burglary

How to Get Your Drivers License Reinstated After a DUI Conviction

Losing the ability to legally drive can cause major problems in a person’s life. Getting to and from work, picking up children from school, and even simple tasks like going to the grocery store can be nearly impossible when you are restricted from driving. If you have lost your license after being charged with driving

An Overview of the Illinois Cannabis Control Act

Since 1937, it has been illegal to use or possess marijuana in the United States. California was the first state to legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes and now 33 other states have legalized medical marijuana, including the state of Illinois. Recreational marijuana is also legal in 10 states, though it is still currently illegal in

What Circumstances Lead to Domestic Violence Charges in Illinois

Illinois police respond to roughly 120,000 domestic violence calls that result in criminal charges each year. In the majority of those cases, the offender is charged with domestic battery, meaning that one member of a family or household physically attacked another member. A review of arrest data for Will County and the state of Illinois provides

Illinois Lawmakers Send Recreational Marijuana Bill to Governor

No other substance has created as much controversy in recent years as marijuana has. Many states have legalized the medical and/or recreational use of marijuana, and now it looks like Illinois will join the legal recreational cannabis ranks. The only step left is for Governor J.B. Pritzker to sign the bill and turn it into

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