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
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
Can you get arrested for DUI with a low BAC level?
You have probably heard of a blood alcohol concentration level. This is how the police measure the amount of alcohol in your blood if they stop you on the road for suspicion of DUI and give you a breath test. According to the Illinois Secretary of State’s office, a BAC level of .08 means you […]Read More
How Does a DUI Conviction Affect My Future?
Being charged with Driving Under the Influence is a very serious situation that can have consequences not only today but well into the future. Short-term repercussions In Illinois, DUI charges are a serious offense, and the immediate consequences of a conviction are severe. It is financially damaging, with legal fees for DUI in Illinois averaging […]Read More
Eyewitness misidentification: What you should know
Regardless of what some may think, not everyone convicted of a crime is guilty. Issues with the U.S. justice system can lead to the erroneous conviction of an innocent person. After spending years, sometimes decades in prison, hundreds of people have been released from their sentence after further testing of evidence proved they were innocent […]Read More
What are the consequences of not going to traffic court?
It is understandable to feel scared or angry about going to court after a police officer cites you for a traffic violation. However, if you have a date in traffic court coming up, you should not ignore it in the hopes your problem will go away. The state of Illinois may take action against you […]Read More
What are your rights for contesting an Illinois traffic ticket?
As an Illinois motorist, receiving a traffic ticket can feel like a frustrating experience, but in reality, it is not all that uncommon. The Illinois State Bar Association notes that traffic court sees more cases than any other type in the state each year as accused drivers fight the alleged charges. If you recently received […]Read More
Lawmakers consider legislation against hemp-derived THC variant
Illinois legislators have had to tackle challenges in the cannabis industry since its legalization. Many businesses have found certain loopholes that, without the correct oversight, may risk public health problems. One loophole does not even include the marijuana plant. This loophole, according to the Chicago Sun Times, is responsible for 119 hospitalizations this past year. […]Read More