Defenses to Retail Theft in Illinois

There are certain times of the year when shoplifting occurs more often than other times. This is especially true during holidays, such as the upcoming Memorial Day Weekend sales, when more shoppers descend on malls and other retail establishments. Although retailers are always aware of the possibility of someone attempting to take merchandise without paying for it,

Consequences for Driving Under the Influence of Drugs in Illinois

Many people immediately think of alcohol when they hear that someone has been arrested for DUI. However, there are a great many drivers who are charged with DUI who are accused of being driving under the influence of drugs, not alcohol. Drugs – both illegal and prescription – can affect a driver’s brain chemistry, interfering with

Understanding Assault and Battery Charges in Illinois

Many people think that “ assault and battery ” charges are one in the same, but under Illinois law, the two are different and separate charges. Battery is when an individual causes bodily harm to another individual, knowing that the contact is offensive or harmful, and they do not have the legal right to do so. The

What Are the Penalties for Resisting Arrest in Illinois?

While the police are charged with upholding the law and maintaining safety in the community, people may be unsure about how to respond when interacting with officers. Encounters with police officers can quickly take a turn for the worse, especially if an officer believes a person is being uncooperative or is refusing to follow their

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