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What is the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs?

In Illinois, drug charges are a serious matter. While penalties for such offenses vary from state to state, the mark on your criminal record alone can have a significant impact on your future. On top of that, a conviction can lead to hefty fines or even a prison sentence, depending on the type of drugs involved and the perceived severity of the offense in question.

Being under the influence can sometimes serve as a defense

In Illinois, officers do their utmost to keep the peace and ensure the people and the state are protected. However, this can sometimes mean that innocent people are investigated or even arrested for crimes they did not commit, while authorities work to get to the bottom of a case. At other times, you may be arrested for an offense that you did carry out, but that was not strictly your fault for one reason or another.

Illinois man charged with drunk driving

A DUI charge can be a very serious matter, particularly if you have previous convictions. As many drivers in Illinois know, the investigative process alone can be drawn out and time-consuming, not to mention emotionally draining. Furthermore, if you are found guilty of the drunk driving charges against you, there is a chance that you could be fined or even sentenced to time in prison.

Do not let criminal charges ruin your life

Being charged with a crime can be a life-changing event, as all too many people in Illinois have learned the hard way. Even without conviction, you can experience significant changes in your day-to-day life, as well as severe pressure and stress from the ongoing investigation. Not only can this be emotionally exhausting for you, it can also put a strain on your relationships with friends and family. Furthermore, you have the worry of conviction hanging over your head throughout the investigative process.

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