If you’re ever pulled over while driving in Illinois, there are a few things you should never do. This guide explains five of them – from arguing with the police to resisting arrest – and what could happen if you don’t follow these tips. 5 Things You Should Never Do During a Traffic Stop in…

When you’re accused of a crime, regardless of whether you’re innocent or guilty, you have four important rights in the United states. These rights carryover to everyone, regardless of citizenship status, criminal history or anything else. This guide explains these rights so you know how things work if you’re accused of committing a crime. 4…

Often, someone who’s in jail calls a family member to let them know what’s going on. In some cases, the person asks their family member to help them find and retain an attorney. But many people ask, “Can you hire a lawyer for a family member?” The answer is yes. You can hire a lawyer…

When the police stop you on the street, do you have to answer their questions? This guide helps you understand your rights when it comes to talking to the police when they approach you in a public space. Do You Have to Answer Police’s Questions When They Stop You in Public? First things first: You…

If you’re like many people, you know that resisting arrest is a crime of its own – and it can result in serious penalties. This guide explains resisting arrest, possible punishments, and ways your attorney may be able to defend you against these types of charges. What is Resisting Arrest? The bottom line is that…

In the state of Illinois, it’s illegal to have alcohol in an open container in the passenger compartment of your motor vehicle. This guide explains the laws and what happens if you break them. What Are Illinois’ Open Container Laws? In Illinois, it’s illegal to transport, carry, possess or even have any alcohol in the…

Sometimes when a person is pulled over for DUI in the state of Illinois, they’re also charged with other offenses. These are some of the most common. Common DUI-Related Offenses and Their Penalties Check out some of the most common DUI-related offenses: Possession of drugs in the vehicle Letting a drunk driver operate a vehicle…

The state of Illinois has a zero-tolerance policy on drunk driving, and that means that penalties for DUI are harsh. This guide explains. What is the Penalty for DUI in Illinois? The penalties for DUI in Illinois depend on the severity of the incident And the number of prior convictions you have. A DUI may…

In the state of Illinois, it’s legal to use, possess and buy cannabis. But how are you supposed to transport it, and what happens if you transport it illegally? This guide explains. Illegal Transportation of Medical and Recreational Cannabis in Illinois In Illinois, it’s illegal to possess or transport medical or recreational marijuana in the…

It’s no secret that driving under the influence is a serious offense in Illinois. But most people don’t realize the far-reaching consequences a DUI conviction can have on their lives. Here are three ways a DUI conviction can affect your life. 3 Ways a DUI Conviction Will Affect Your Life These are the three biggest…

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