Illinois courts don’t take shoplifting lightly
Shoplifting is a crime. Each year, retail establishments lose billions of dollars in merchandise to shoplifters, not to mention the amount of money they spend on security devices, guards and cameras. If you are facing shoplifting charges, you may already know these facts. Some steal because they need something they can’t afford to purchase. Others […]Read More
Higher traffic injury data spurs influenced drivers initiative
Though Illinois legalized recreational marijuana for adults 21 years of age and older, there are still many regulations and restrictions on it. Alongside alcohol, authorities must adapt to the potential risks of a new, legal drug affecting drivers. According to Fox 32 in Chicago, a new study has law enforcement considering more traffic enforcement for […]Read More
Am I guilty until proven innocent?
The criminal legal process can feel overwhelming. You may feel like everyone is against you while you try to explain your side of the story. While you may have heard the term “innocent until proven guilty,” the court process can feel like the opposite. Feeling like you need to prove your innocence can seem like […]Read More
What are the different types of speed limits?
Drivers of all ages drive too fast from time to time. Nevertheless, according to the Illinois State Police, drivers under the age of 30 are more likely to speed than drivers in other age demographics. This should concern both young drivers and their families because speed is responsible for approximately 33% of all fatal crashes. […]Read More
What is the difference between felony and misdemeanor theft?
Theft is a very common crime, with most cases involving something small or of lower monetary value taken from a store. Sometimes, theft can be accidental, such as when someone walks out with an item in their cart that they neglected to scan in the self-checkout lane. The penalties for theft vary by the severity […]Read More
Pleading guilty to an assault charge can have long-term consequences
Finding out you’ve been charged with assault can sometimes come as a surprise. Maybe you got into a drunken fight at a bar. Maybe you were protecting someone else from an aggressor. Maybe you weren’t even involved in a physical altercation, but your neighbors overheard you arguing with your spouse and called the police. You […]Read More
How do you deal with police at your door?
When law enforcement comes knocking, it is normal to feel unsettled, nervous or scared even if you have done nothing wrong. However, you cannot allow your emotions to overcome your logic and force you to act in a detrimental way. This is why it is so crucial to know your rights. How to answer the […]Read More
Can one DUI change your career path?
Getting a DUI conviction on record – even just one – can potentially alter your life in more ways than you might anticipate. This is especially true if you are just now embarking on your college journey, with your career paths lying ahead of you. Unfortunately, a DUI could create an impassible barrier to your […]Read More