Many different forms of evidence can arise when you are facing criminal charges. Some evidence may be subject to laboratory tests that must involve well-controlled collection, testing, and chain-of-custody protocols. Without these in place, there is a chance that evidence will be improperly tested. Whether the evidence is DNA, drugs or something else, digging deep into everything, from how it was collected to what happenedContinue reading
Battling heroin requires more than criminal charges
The heroin epidemic can’t be ignored. Unfortunately, it is difficult to balance out the need to punish people for criminal acts related to this drug and the need to help people find the tools overcome the addiction. Illinois has taken a harsh stance against this drug. Here are some points that everyone should know about heroin usage and the penalties that can come with aContinue reading
Methods you might use to challenge Breathalyzer results
Breathalyzer devices are so commonly used these days that it is difficult to remember that the results they produce are not always reliable. While the way that television and movies portray Breathalyzers may make them seem infallible, this is far from the truth. If you recently received charges based on Breathalyzer results, you may have more legal options to fight these charges than you realize,Continue reading
3 ways to avoid drunk driving
We all make mistakes from time to time. You might sleep through your alarm and arrive to work late. Other times, you might have a bit too much to drink at dinner and get behind the wheel. While arriving late to work might get you a stern lecture from your boss, driving drunk could end in a driving under the influence (DUI) charge or, evenContinue reading
Your child’s rights as a juvenile in a criminal court
Facing a criminal charge as a juvenile is often extremely scary. If might even be more so for you, as a parent. In general, the criminal justice system in Illinois, like with most other states, can seem complex and hard to understand. The same is true for the juvenile justice system. If your child has a charge for criminal conduct, such as drug possession, youContinue reading
Illinois passes law to combat fraudulent opioid prescriptions
Like much of the United States, Illinois is currently fighting a massive battle against the over-prescription and abuse of opioids. In an attempt to combat the state’s opioid crisis, Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a new piece of legislation last Wednesday that would target fraudulent drug prescriptions. The law would require licensed prescribers to check a database to see whether patients have already been prescribed certainContinue reading
When you are targeted with eBay fraud charges
Internet auction house eBay has revolutionized commerce. But along with that revolution has come an enormous volume of fraudulent transactions. Law enforcement has been eager to press charges against apparent schemes. Sometimes, they have pressed charges wrongfully. Accusations abound Both sellers and buyers have been charged with online fraud. Charges against sellers include: Selling counterfeit merchandise. That American Girl doll may be a cheap knockoff. SellingContinue reading
Are you facing fraud charges?
When you work in the professional world, the lines around what is an acceptable business practice are often blurry, or you may face untrue accusations that you defrauded someone. These allegations are serious, and could cost you your career if you don’t do everything you can to resolve the matter fairly and quickly. The way you respond to the allegations or charges says a lotContinue reading
How do I fight drug charges in Illinois?
Many people inaccurately assume that Illinois’s status as a state with a medical marijuana exemption means that fighting drug charges in Illinois is easy. However, while medical marijuana does provide leniency to those who qualify for it, other types of drug possession charges do not often get a soft response from the prosecution. If you recently received drug charges, you should seriously consider every optionContinue reading
Can I get DUI charges dismissed if I was over the limit?
Regardless of how you received your drunk driving charges, you have the right to fight for their dismissal. Instead of wishing that you could undo the poor choice to drink and drive, you can now focus on defeating the charges and moving on to make better choices in the future. Hopefully, you have the clarity of mind to make the most of the opportunity andContinue reading