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Fortunately, individuals in the United States are protected by various local, state, and federal laws – many of which are designed to protect our privacy. The Fourth Amendment to the Constitution specifically addresses when an individual’s personal property may be searched or taken by government officials such as police officers. Everyone has a responsibility to understand their rights when it comes to personal property and assert those rights when necessary. However, if you or a loved one were arrested and charged with a crime after a vehicle search, it is even more crucial that you understand your rights.
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According to many sources, instances of theft and shoplifting have increased throughout the country. In fact, the National Retail Security System states that theft losses totaled over $100 billion in 2021.
Retail stores are more vigilant now than ever before. Most stores have specific loss prevention employees who monitor security cameras or walk around the store looking for people who are allegedly stealing. With all this increased scrutiny, many people worry about being accused of shoplifting. The fear is warranted. The consequences for theft can be significant, especially if an individual is accused of organized retail theft.
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In Illinois, blood alcohol concentration (BAC) tests are used to determine if someone is driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI). If a driver takes a breath alcohol test and the results show 0.08 percent BAC or higher, he or she is considered too intoxicated to drive. This is regarded as a “failed” test. Blood tests may also be used to determine a person’s BAC. If an individual fails or refuses to take a breath alcohol test or blood alcohol test, his or her driver’s license is suspended.
If your license is currently suspended because you refused or
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If you or someone close to you were arrested and charged with a crime, you may be researching your legal options and potential defense strategies. Accusations of drunk driving, assault, theft, weapons violations, or other criminal offenses often catch the accused off guard. They do not know what their rights are in this situation or how to handle the accusations.
One of the best first steps to take after an arrest is to contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer. A lawyer can review the charges and advise you on how to proceed. Depending on your
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The legal drinking age in Illinois and the rest of the United States is 21. Individuals under 21 years of age cannot legally purchase alcohol or enter over-21 establishments like bars and nightclubs.
However, many young people test the waters by trying to get into these establishments or purchase alcohol before they are old enough. In many cases, they use a fake ID or an older friend’s ID to do so.
Although it may seem like a minor offense to some, the mere act of possessing a fake identification card can lead to serious criminal charges. If you or your
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At [[title]], we provide strong legal advocacy and support to individuals accused of crimes. Whether you have been charged with drunk driving, theft, assault, fraud, or another offense, our team of skilled attorneys are here for you.  
In 2022, our blogs included information about Illinois law, criminal penalties, defense options, and much more. Our most popular blogs of 2022 are listed below.

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    In Illinois, many different situations can lead to the loss of your driver’s license. Multiple moving violations, DUI, reckless homicide, fleeing and eluding the police, and several other offenses can lead to a driver’s license suspension or revocation. Once someone’s license is suspended or revoked, they are not allowed to drive any motor vehicle. Driving on a suspended license can lead to serious penalties.
    Illinois Law Regarding Driving on a Suspended License
    Most people take the ability to drive for granted until they can no longer drive. Losing your driving privileges can be a major hardship. Because of this,
    Continue Reading What Happens if You Drive While Your Driver’s License is Suspended or Revoked?

    Whether it is due to a traffic stop for alleged speeding, DUI checkpoint, domestic disturbance, or another reason, interacting with the police can be unnerving. Many people find themselves in situations where they do not know the correct protocol for communicating with a police officer. This can lead to increased anxiety, or worse yet, criminal charges. Here are 10 tips on how to respond in such a situation.
    How to Handle Police Interactions in DuPage County
    It is important for everyone to understand how to handle interactions with law enforcement. There are actions you can take as well as
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    Just as in the vast majority of the United States, the legal limit for blood alcohol concentration (BAC) in Illinois is 0.08 percent. If someone has a BAC of 0.08 percent or greater, they are considered to be intoxicated. Blood alcohol testing is usually a crucial component in a drunk driving case. The prosecution will have a very hard time securing a conviction for driving under the influence (DUI) without a blood test. 
    However, alcohol blood tests are not always as reliable as you might think. Human error, product defects, and other problems can cause inaccurate results. If you or
    Continue Reading Are DUI Blood Tests Always Accurate?

    People change. Often, the person that someone was in the past bears almost no resemblance to the person he or she is today. Unfortunately, a criminal record can negatively impact someone’s life long after the alleged crime. Employers are less likely to give a job to someone with a criminal past. Similarly, landlords may refuse housing to an individual accused of a crime. Neighbors and community members may also prejudge the person before even meeting him or her. All of these factors can make it nearly impossible for an individual accused or convicted of a crime to move on.

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    Fake pills laced with fentanyl are being seized at record rates across the nation and Illinois is no exception. Fentanyl supply is also up in the state. If your troubles revolve around drug crimes you could be facing extremely serious charges. You may have been caught up with the wrong crowd, but whatever your situation, we are here to try to help.

    Intent to Sell
    Illinois makes possession of drugs a felony in all cases, with the exception of marijuana. If you are arrested for drug trafficking you will also be charged with the intent to distribute the drugs. And
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    With so much construction underway as Rebuild Illinois continues full steam ahead, it is easy to get frustrated with delays. You may be used to a certain schedule and are having trouble adjusting to the lower speed limits around construction zones. However, exhibiting even a small lack of patience through those areas can have you dealing with a traffic violation that will tarnish your clean driving record.
    Protecting Drivers and Construction Workers
    Nearly 7,000 motor vehicle accidents occur in Illinois work zones leading to more than 1,600 injuries. Last year, 25 people died in construction zones in Illinois and none
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    One of the first attempts made by an officer to discern whether a detainee at a traffic stop is under the influence is often field sobriety testing. Field sobriety tests are used to measure an individual’s level of impairment, and to build evidence to be submitted to a court of law following an arrest for DUI. Yet, the methods used in field sobriety testing are imperfect and frequently, the results are influenced by environmental, medical, or other factors that may negate the test’s effectiveness. The imperfections in these testing techniques lie in the fact that these tests are
    Continue Reading 5 Factors That Can Invalidate a Field Sobriety Test

    On its face, the crime of assault seems very simple. Most people think of assault as almost synonymous with “attack,” when it really is not. Some people are perplexed when they learn that they have been charged with assault due to this confusion. We frequently hear defendants wonder why they are facing assault charges because they did not hit, push, or even make physical contact with another person. Hitting, pushing, or purposely injuring someone would fall under the umbrella of “battery.” “Assault” on the other hand, simply refers to the act of making someone believe that you are about to
    Continue Reading Understanding Your Illinois Assault Charges

    Having a juvenile criminal record can certainly have an impact on your future. When you go to apply for colleges or jobs after high school, your juvenile record is likely to come up. However, a juvenile record can typically be expunged or sealed fairly easily in adulthood. If you stay out of trouble as an adult, your juvenile convictions can easily be forgiven or brushed off as a youthful mistake. If you are charged as an adult, however, your conviction can follow you for the rest of your life. You may be sent to jail or prison with adult offenders.
    Continue Reading If I am a Minor, Could I be Tried as an Adult in Illinois?

    A drug-related felony conviction can change your life. People with a felony drug conviction often struggle to find adequate housing, let alone a good career or educational opportunities. The “collateral consequences” of a drug-related felony are often worse than any judicial punishment. Even seemingly minor conduct involving controlled substances can lead to a felony conviction. The line between a misdemeanor and a felony is very thin when it comes to drug enforcement. Many people who are charged with a drug felony are not hardened drug dealers – they are members of the community struggling with addiction. Even possessing certain types
    Continue Reading Understanding Felony Drug Charges in Illinois