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Unreliable evidence can work in your favor

For drivers in Illinois, the chance of acquiring a drunk driving conviction is a worrying one. It is all too easy to go over the limit without realizing and before you know it you could be faced with the possibility of hefty fines and the loss of your driver's license or even your vehicle. You might even be sent to prison. On top of all this, a conviction leaves a mark on your record that can negatively impact all areas of your life, driving up insurance costs and even affecting your chances of finding employment.

Man arrested after pulling gun outside abortion facility

Many residents of Illinois own a weapon of some form. Often this is kept as a form of additional security, to be used only in an emergency. However, when tempers flare, it is all too easy for people to make rash decisions and act in a way they later regret. For example, you may decide to frighten someone by displaying a weapon to them. Even if you have no intention of doing any harm, you could still be charged. In fact, if they thought you were about to hurt them, this could even amount to an assault allegation.

What is an admit and explain defense?

If you have been charged with a crime of any kind, the future could seem quite uncertain. Criminal investigations can often be lengthy and complex, and you may find yourself being accused of a wide range of offenses, depending on your suspected involvement in the crime in question. As such, it is important to think carefully about your defense and be prepared to challenge any details of the accusations against you.

Your defense is critical when accused of a sex crime

It is no secret that if you have been accused of involvement in a sex crime, you could face a lengthy investigation, serious charges and the chance of life-changing penalties if convicted. Every year in Illinois, countless criminal investigations attempt to get to the bottom of serious incidents with very little information to help them find the answers they need, and this can often result in complex trials and even the false accusation of innocent people.

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