Self-defense is one of the potential defenses to an assault charge. Someone may accuse you of assaulting them, but you may claim that they actually threw the first punch and you were just protecting yourself. One thing to keep in mind is that a proportional response is typically required for you to effectively claim that … Continue reading Self-defense and a proportional response
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People often do not think twice before taking medication. After all, if you are following your doctor’s instructions, what could possibly go wrong? In Illinois, getting behind the wheel of a car afterward can result in criminal charges. Generally, Illinois law adopts a zero-tolerance approach for controlled substances. If, at the time of driving, you … Continue reading Prescription drug DUI charges in Illinois
A man from Chicago had a female passenger on the back of his motorcycle when the vehicle went out of control and crashed. It does not appear that the man was badly hurt — although both he and the passenger wound up in the emergency room. However, the woman on the motorcycle was seriously injured. … Continue reading After accident, motorcyclist is facing DUI charges
Are young people more likely to be arrested on DUI charges? Or, since they can legally buy alcohol, are older adults more likely to get pulled over for driving while intoxicated? The statistics show that young people are certainly involved in drunk driving episodes. One study says that male high school students who are at … Continue reading Is there a link between drunk driving and age?
You think it will be safe to drive when you’re getting ready to leave the bar. Sure, you had a few drinks, but you really came here with friends to get a meal and spend some quality time after work. You don’t even think you’re drunk. You get pulled over on the way home, and … Continue reading You feel less intoxicated around other drunk people
Most states assign points to certain driving infractions so that drivers with a certain number of points eventually receive the penalties of license suspension or revocation. If you have recently been under arrest for driving under the influence, you may wonder how many points you will accumulate. Illinois takes DUIs very seriously, and unlike other … Continue reading I was arrested for DUI. Will my license be suspended or revoked?
Compared to some states, Illinois has fairly relaxed marijuana laws. While possession of 10 grams or less is still illegal within the state, getting caught is just a civil infraction, not even a misdemeanor. The maximum fine is $200 and you will not go to jail. It’s more like a traffic ticket than anything else. … Continue reading Marijuana cultivation penalties in Illinois
If you’re facing assault and battery charges in Illinois, you may be considering a self-defense claim to show why you should not be convicted. It’s one of the most common tactics, as many people feel they were honestly just trying to protect themselves, not trying to start a fight. If you were not looking to … Continue reading 4 key elements of self-defense
If you are found with illegal drugs in your possession — on your person, in your house or in your car, for instance — you can face simple possession charges. These are the lowest level of drug charges and they tend to bring the softest sentences. Drug distribution and trafficking charges usually bring heavier sentences. … Continue reading How the amount of drugs impacts criminal charges
A woman from Minnesota was in Illinois, sitting in her car at a gas station, when police arrested her. They say she was under the influence and she is facing DUI charges. The arrest happened on a Monday night. According to reports, the woman had a whisky bottle in her car, on the passenger seat. … Continue reading Woman arrested for a DUI while sitting at a gas station