Woman arrested following 2 area bank robberies
After two bank robberies over the span of about eight weeks, federal officials and police have detained a young woman from another part of Illinois. The woman is now facing federal charges In the Southern District of Illinois, a federal judicial district which includes Belleville. The bank robberies happened in two communities less than an […]Read More
Loss of full driving privileges for Illinois DUI convictions
When a person is accused of a crime here in Illinois, one thing that can greatly affect their legal situation is what their prior criminal record is. For those accused of DUI, whether they have past DUI convictions on their record is quite impactful. This is because, under Illinois DUI law, repeat offenses subject a […]Read More
Should A DUI End A Truck Driving Career?
The legal blood alcohol content (BAC) limit for Illinois truck drivers is .04. That’s about two beers for most people. Two beers to be charged with driving under the influence (DUI). Two beers to lose a commercial driver’s license (CDL) and end a truck driving career. The Penalties For CDL DUI Like all other drivers, […]Read More
Employment-related roadblocks a drug crime conviction can raise
Being convicted of a drug crime can impact a person’s life in many ways. One of the big ones is that it can have employment-related implications. There are many employment-related roadblocks a person could face as a result of a criminal conviction, such as a drug crime conviction. For one, there are certain jobs that […]Read More
Should The Legal Limit Be Lowered To .05?
Utah is leading the charge to reduce the legal blood alcohol content (BAC) limit from .08 to .05. According to a piece from the Chicago Tribune, this would mean that a 160-pound man could be charged with drunk driving after drinking only two beers in an hour and then getting behind the wheel. A 100-pound […]Read More