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Be prepared to fight back against drunk driving charges

Every driver in Illinois has had an off-day. Perhaps it had been a difficult day in the office, you received some upsetting news or maybe you were simply exhausted. There are many reasons people make mistakes on the road, yet the sad fact is that the slightest error can lead to an accident, so officers are constantly on the lookout for any signs of erratic driving.

Brass knuckles are illegal in Illinois

As most people in Illinois might be aware, the laws on weapon possession and use are quite extensive. Throughout the United States, the rules can vary quite significantly regarding which weapons you are allowed to buy, possess or use. If you breach any of these rules, even in ignorance, you could face serious criminal charges. This does not only apply to firearms, but also to all other forms of weapon, such as knives or knuckle dusters also known as brass knuckles.

What is imperfect self-defense?

If you are charged with a violent crime in Illinois, the consequences could be severe. If you are convicted, you could face hefty fines or even a prison sentence. Furthermore, the blemish on your record could affect your job prospects, college choices or even the severity of future charges. as such, a good defense is critical to minimize the effect of such charges on your future.

Illinois man charged in connection with drug death

In Illinois, any type of criminal charge can be bad news. Depending on the type and severity of the offense, you could face penalties ranging from community service to fines or even time in prison. Furthermore, conviction leaves a mark on your record that could be highly detrimental to your future. Your plans for work, accommodation or even college could all be thrown into disarray as a result.

If you are forced to drive drunk you might escape conviction

For a driver in Illinois, particularly if driving is part of your job, a drunk driving conviction can be a serious matter. Aside from the potential fines and even prison time, you could have your driver's license suspended or revoked, leaving you unable to get around. It could even cost you your job. While you may be able to apply for a limited license allowing you to get to work, if your job is centered around driving, your employer might decide you are too much of a liability.

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