What Do Illinois Laws Say About Underage DUI?
Illinois’ zero-tolerance law requires all drivers under the age of 21 who are suspected of DUI to submit to chemical testing of the breath, blood, and/or other bodily substances to determine if they are under the influence. Penalties for Underage DUI If an underage driver fails or refuses any of these tests, they will face […]Read More
Is Your CDL at Risk Due to a DUI?
A DUI conviction can wreak havoc on anyone’s life, especially those who depend on driving to earn an income. Those convicted of a DUI will generally have their CDL suspended and therefore lose their job or be unable to work until their CDL is in good standing. The best way to avoid these consequences is […]Read More
The Misuse of Common Over-the-Counter Medicines
Have you ever wondered why you must show I.D. and be over 18 when purchasing certain over-the-counter medications? This is because some OTC medicines have active ingredients with the potential to be misused at high doses or by being made into other harmful substances. Pseudoephedrine This is a common nasal decongestant, often found in over-the-counter […]Read More
How theft is different from robbery
When talking about criminal offenses, many people mistakenly use the term “robbery” interchangeably with “theft.” For example, a person might say, “Someone robbed that retail store,” when what they really mean is that someone stole something from it. Robbery and retail theft have elements in common. Nevertheless, as Reader’s Digest explains, they are two different […]Read More
What are “special conditions” speed limits?
You are probably familiar with the posted speed limits that you see on Illinois streets and highways. You may also be aware of statutory speed limits. The state legislature sets these to apply where there are no posted speed limits. Special conditions speed limits are more important than posted or statutory limits. There are three […]Read More
Federal marijuana pardon urges state-level action
Drug convictions hurt your future. They make it harder to find housing and good jobs. If you served time or paid your fines, a marijuana charge can stick with you for years after. Even if you do not have a drug charge, you may have a loved one still serving time over simple marijuana possession. […]Read More
Avoid these mistakes after an assault charge
Assault is a serious crime. According to the Illinois General Assembly, assault is a Class C Misdemeanor. However, if you commit an assault in public, it becomes an aggravated assault. Depending on the severity of the offense, you might face a felony charge. No one wants to face an aggravated assault charge. However, if you […]Read More
Questions about retail theft charges
Retail theft, also known as shoplifting, is purposefully taking an item or merchandise without paying. Shoplifting includes any action that conceals your intent to take an item without paying the listed price. Retail theft could include hiding the item or removing a price tag. Switching price tags on items so that you pay a lower […]Read More