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A DUI is possible despite inaccurate field sobriety tests

Without question, driving while under the influence of alcohol is one of the most dangerous things a person can do. The state of Illinois has very steep penalties for those convicted of driving under the influence, and rightfully so. When police suspect that a person may be driving while intoxicated, they use field sobriety tests to determine the sobriety of the person. However, these tests are not always accurate, so a person could be driving legally and still end up with a DUI.

Drug charges: Officers conduct a warrant sweep

Law enforcement departments across the state of Illinois are making efforts to reduce drug activity and the use of illegal drugs. Commonly, police will search the homes of those who are suspected of hiding drugs. In order to legally conduct a home search, police must obtain consent or a search warrant. For homeowners, their residence should be a secure and private place. The experience of being arrested on drug charges in one's own home can be traumatic.

Stealing packages is a federal offense

At any time of year, there's likely to be someone who receives a package to their front doorstep, mailbox or porch. For the most part, these packages go untouched. After all, if it was yours, you'd want it to be there when you got home, too.

Facing a DUI charge can be worrisome

Those who are arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol may face many sleepless nights filled with worry and anxiety. Being hit with a DUI charge can impact a person for the rest of his or her life. Although Breathalyzers and field sobriety tests are not always accurate, a driver can be charged any time he or she is suspected of being under the influence of alcohol. Steep fines and jail time can await those who are convicted in Illinois.

New Illinois bill benefits those convicted of juvenile crimes

For many people, adolescence is a time of discovery and a time to create memories worthy of reminiscence later in life. However, the exuberance and immaturity of adolescents can often contribute to regrettable actions. Crime among the juvenile population continues to be an ongoing problem in Illinois and across the country. Unfortunately, those charged with juvenile crimes can potentially suffer lifelong consequences for one mistake. New legislature in Illinois may help those juveniles who have been convicted.

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