Madelyn Daley
Attorney at Law

US Local 618-509-9724

February 2019 Archives

Man faces multiple drug charges following search of home

Many drug-related arrests follow a search of the accused person's home or vehicle. In some cases, however, officers will perform a search in violation of the accused's Fourth Amendment rights. Under the Fourth Amendment, U.S. citizens are protected against unreasonable searches and seizures of their homes. In other words, if an officer performs a search without probable cause to do so, any contraband he or she finds may not be used in the case against the accused.

School bus driver faces DUI charges

When people think of DUI charges, they often assume that the driver was under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs. However, many DUI charges stem from drivers taking over-the-counter or prescribed medications. According to Illinois law, a person prohibited from driving a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, drugs, intoxicating compounds or any combination of the three that causes the driver to become incapable of driving safely.

Illinois' strict stand against retail theft

Shoplifting may seem like a minor and harmless crime, especially if it occurs in a large retail chain. However, because of the millions of dollars retailers lose each year to shoplifters, Illinois lawmakers and law enforcement consider it to be much more than a teenage prank. In fact, in certain circumstances, shoplifting can be a felony charge, placing you at risk for high fines and even time behind bars.

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