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2 drivers hit with DUI charges after crash

Those that receive a charge such as driving under the influence of alcohol can be faced with moments of great stress and anxiety. A DUI charge can do irreversible damage to a person's reputation and psyche. Even though the potential penalties can mean jail time and/or fines, it is helpful to know that a charge is not a conviction.

New Illinois legislation may change the age for juvenile crimes

Facing a criminal charge can be a frightening experience for anyone, regardless of age. For juveniles and their parents or guardians, receiving a criminal charge at a young age can have resounding future impacts. Legalities regarding juvenile crimes are complex, which can create even more confusion and stress for those in such circumstances. Lawmakers in Illinois are currently pushing legislation that could potentially increase the ages for those who are tried as juveniles.

Search of home ends in drug charges

Those who end up with any criminal charge can quickly find themselves in a very serious and stressful situation. Although dozens and dozens of criminal charges exist, drug charges are often among the most serious. Such an accusation can do great damage not only to a person's record, but also to his or her reputation. Those in Illinois who face a drug charge may want to take all necessary steps toward lowering their odds of being convicted.

Home search results in 5 people facing drug charges

In the state of Illinois and across the country, those accused of any form of criminal offense probably face one of the most daunting times of their lives. Even when an individual is arrested for something considered extremely serious such as drug charges, that individual should keep in mind that a charge is far from a conviction. For an accused person to be convicted, the charges against him or her must be proved beyond a reasonable doubt by the prosecution at trial.

Although serious, a DUI charge is not a conviction

A charge for driving under the influence of alcohol or driving while intoxicated can do irreversible damage not only to a person's record but also to his or her reputation. In the state of Illinois, the penalties for a DUI charge can mean hefty fines and even jail time, should a conviction result. These consequences can cause many sleepless nights full of anxiety and worry. However, a DUI charge is far from a conviction.

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