Being charged with a criminal offense can cause a person to experience fear, anxiety and a myriad of emotions. Any criminal charge can be troubling and have lifelong negative ramifications. Without question, any kind of drug charge is a very serious matter. In the state of Illinois, drug charges are far too common, and those convicted face incredibly steep penalties, sometimes even years behind bars.
The state of Illinois takes a firm stance against all forms of domestic violence. People can face criminal charges for violence against their partner, their parents or their children.
Without question, being arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol can be incredibly humiliating and ruin a person's reputation. Those who are arrested and charged with DUI can have their careers and lives basically destroyed. Not only is the experience embarrassing, but it is extremely worrisome and those charged often suffer through sleepless nights filled with anxiety. Recently, an Illinois State Police officer was arrested and charged with DUI while he was off-duty.
These days in America, it seems that youth are lacking the proper guidance. Juveniles experience things differently than adults and often need to be shown direction instead of being harshly reprimanded. However, the criminal justice system in the United States was not set up to favor juvenile offenders. Fortunately, lawmakers in Illinois have recently taken steps to reform the juvenile justice system in an attempt to rehabilitate those convicted of juvenile crimes.
Receiving a charge for driving under the influence of alcohol can be extremely humiliating and greatly tarnish reputations. Recently, an Illinois state representative was arrested and charged with DUI at a traffic light. The man alleges he fell asleep and was wrongfully charged. The representative claims the DUI charge was nothing more than a result of exhaustion.