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I was arrested for DUI. Will my license be suspended or revoked?

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?

Marijuana cultivation penalties in Illinois

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

How the amount of drugs impacts criminal charges

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

Was that tax mistake negligent or fraudulent?

Tax mistakes happen. When they’re just negligent, it’s often not a huge issue. You may still get a small fine and you may have to pay what you owe due to the error, but you did not commit a crime. The United States simply has citizens fill out their own taxes; the Internal Revenue Service … Continue reading Was that tax mistake negligent or fraudulent?

Woman arrested for a DUI while sitting at a gas station

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

What are some useful strategies to defend against a DUI?

Most people that open up the newspaper and read about a drunk driving story will have an instinctual reaction to it: that driver must be guilty. This is in part because the way drunk driving is portrayed (we are conditioned to think all drunk drivers are bad people acting poorly, when this isn’t always the … Continue reading What are some useful strategies to defend against a DUI?

What if they want to search my bags on Amtrak?

Law enforcement has been trying to intercept drug couriers on Amtrak trains for many years. They have targeted passengers in sleeper cars and those in coach. They’ve targeted carry-on baggage such as backpacks as well as typical checked baggage items. Passengers tell stories of being awakened on a stop and being searched right there at … Continue reading What if they want to search my bags on Amtrak?

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