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What are the laws on owning a knife?

Many people in Illinois know someone who has experienced violence or threat at some point in their lives. It is a worrying matter and it is understandable that you may want to take any steps you can in order to protect yourself and your loved ones. One thing some individuals choose to do as a security measure is to carry a knife. However, laws on knife possession are very strict and can vary from one state to the next.

Precursor chemicals can lead to criminal charges

Throughout Illinois, and indeed the United States as a whole, there are many places that illegal drugs are produced and sold. As a result, law enforcement officials go to great lengths to track down the sources of these drugs and prevent any more from going into circulation. Of course, this is no easy job and pinpointing the people who are involved in such operations is often a long and arduous process.

Illinois man arrested over suspected drug connection

It is no secret that criminal charges can turn your life upside-down and drug charges are certainly no exception. No matter how minor or major the charges are, if convicted it becomes a permanent mark on your record. This can in turn affect your job prospects, college options and a number of other areas of your life. As such, when faced with criminal charges of any kind, a good defense is vital.

What constitutes a sexual offense?

As many people in Illinois are aware, knowing the boundaries of the law is always important. Something that may seem like harmless fun could actually be illegal, getting you into serious trouble. If this leads to you being convicted, this in turn can have a dramatic effect on your future. You may find it harder to get a job, be turned down by some colleges or even be refused permission to live in certain areas.

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