Jim Ryan & Associates
Free Consultation:

January 2019 Archives

Drug charges: Recreational marijuana could be legal in Illinois

The legalization of marijuana is a controversial subject that has sparked heated debates for decades. This issue has made headlines across the country as more states are legalizing the recreational use of marijuana. Currently, recreational marijuana use is still illegal in the state of Illinois, accounting for hundreds of drug charges every year throughout the state. However, if the newly elected governor has his way, this could all be changing.

Driving while using certain medications can result in DUI

It's common knowledge that driving under the influence of alcohol is illegal and extremely dangerous. Every year, thousands of drivers are arrested for DUI across Illinois. However, many people may not know that it is possible to receive a DUI charge without consuming alcohol. Driving while under the influence of certain medications can be just as dangerous as driving under the influence of alcohol, and it can also result in heavy fines and jail sentences.

Juvenile drug charges can end your child's hopes for college

Any kind of legal, academic or disciplinary issue can impact your teenager's future. However, some issues have much more significant consequences than others. Skipping school a few times could impact your kids GPA and perhaps your trust in them, but those problems will likely resolve over time.

Facing a DUI charge can be a dreadful experience

A charge of driving under the influence of alcohol can be humiliating and have disastrous effects on a person's life for many, many years. In Illinois, a DUI charge can result in jail time and huge fines. Being thrown into a jail cell is dehumanizing and is something that no person wants to face. However, a DUI charge does not necessarily mean an individual will face a conviction. Although a charge like this can make a person feel like all hope is lost, there are options available to help those who have been charged.

Humiliation and embarrassment accompany drug charges

Being arrested and thrown into the back of a police car can be an extremely humiliating thing to experience. However, facing drug charges can have a myriad of emotional and psychological effects. Drug charges can hamper any attempts at gaining employment in the future and can basically ruin a person's life. Despite all the negative impacts of a criminal charge, those who are arrested and face these charges in Illinois should know the resources available that may help them.

Juvenile crimes: New hope for Illinois criminal justice reform

In America, crime among the juvenile population is an ongoing problem. As juvenile crimes continue to rise, Illinois and many states are making changes, as recent data continues to indicate that the juvenile justice system may be outdated and inadequate. It is becoming more and more apparent that the criminal justice system is in need of reform for both juveniles and adults, and Illinois may be getting ready to undergo positive changes.

Contact Our Firm

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Email Us For A Response

1555 Bond St
Suite 103
Naperville, IL 60563

Fax: 630-596-9402
Naperville Law Office Map

The Law Office of Gregory N. Smith
January 2019 Archives | Naperville Criminal Defense Blog