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Drug charges can sabotage personal records and reputations

Police in Illinois and across the United States are ramping up law enforcement efforts to reduce drug activity and the use of illegal drugs. Those who are arrested on drug-related charges can face very steep fines, and years of incarceration, not to mention irreparable damage to personal records and reputations. Unfortunately, drug charges have become far too common in the state of Illinois. These are some of the most serious criminal charges that any person can face.

DUI: Illinois State Police plan safey check for Labor Day weekend

As summer draws to a close, workers in Illinois and across the country look forward to the Labor Day holiday weekend. Labor Day weekend is traditionally a time of relaxation, barbecues and fun. However, this holiday is also one of the most deadly and is the fourth most dangerous holiday weekend on American roadways. According to statistics, nearly 40 percent of traffic deaths during the Labor Day weekend are the result of DUI.

A man receives drug charges after a search of his home

The home should be a place where a person can have freedom and much-needed privacy. Yet, when those in Illinois are suspected of possessing and using illegal drugs, it is not uncommon for law enforcement to invade the home and search the entire structure. However, a search warrant or consent must be obtained before law enforcement officers can legally enter a person's home. When police find evidence of illegal drug use, the home owner(s) can be hit with drug charges.

A DUI charge is troubling and can do damage to reputations

Those in Illinois who are arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol can understandably feel much worry and fear. No person wants to be arrested and charged with a criminal offense. However, a DUI charge, in and of itself, is not proof of anything. A driver was recently arrested in Northbrook and charged with DUI.

Juvenile crimes: Law will help juveniles get needed treatment

It's no secret that crime among the juvenile population has been a problem in the state of Illinois for years. Fortunately, state officials and law enforcement agencies have recently recognized the need for reform. Several laws have been passed that focus on rehabilitation as opposed to incarceration and punishment. A new law in Illinois aims to help the parents of those convicted of juvenile crimes by allowing their children to get the needed mental health treatment without parents having to give up custody.

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