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
Knowing when you should fight a traffic ticket
Receiving a traffic violation can trigger a reevaluation of your driving habits. However, if you feel that your actions did not warrant a ticket, you might consider fighting it in a court of law. Knowing when it is worth your time to fight a ticket can help you identify your next steps. Driver’s license points […]Read More
What to do about a traffic ticket
A traffic ticket is an official notice that someone violated a traffic law. If you receive a traffic ticket, you may be wondering what your next step is. According to the Illinois Court Records, a traffic violation may be a minor or major offense, and the consequences of it vary based on severity and other […]Read More
Do I need to take a breathalyzer test if I’m pulled over?
This is a difficult question to answer, because it depends on the situation you are in. Every time you drive a car in Illinois, you are giving “implied consent” to being tested for alcohol, if a police officer believes you are under the influence. As a result, there are possible consequences for refusing a breathalyzer. […]Read More
What should I wear to court?
If you are facing criminal charges and are out on bail, you will need to go to court to finish your case. When you go to the courtroom, what you wear is very important. You not only will be setting the tone for how the judge and jury see you but also you are showing […]Read More
Do you understand how a drug schedule works?
When you face drug charges, you may hear law enforcement officials talking about a drug schedule. This schedule can affect your charges, so it is important to understand what it is. According to the Drug Enforcement Administration, a drug schedule categorizes different substances. The grouping considers how likely it is that someone might abuse a […]Read More
Multiple surveillance methods police use to track people
Police across Illinois and the rest of the country are steadily increasing their use of new technology to keep tabs on citizens. While these measures typically aren’t publicized by law enforcement, they are being revealed through public records. Most law enforcement agencies praise using this technology for crime prevention as well as tracking down suspects. […]Read More
My child was arrested for DUI: What should I do?
Teenagers make mistakes; it is part of growing up. But sometimes, those mistakes come with incredibly harsh consequences. Getting arrested for drunk driving is one such case. If your child is facing DUI charges, you should know what you can do to protect your child and their future. Talk to a lawyer As soon as […]Read More