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…

Are police allowed to interrogate kids? Here’s what you need to know about police questioning a minor in Illinois. Can Police Question a Minor in Illinois? In the state of Illinois, police can question a juvenile without a parent or legal guardian present. However, the police must make a reasonable attempt to get in touch…

  If you’re like many people, you know that possession of methamphetamine is a crime in Illinois. But is it a felony? This guide explains. Is Possession of Meth a Felony in Illinois? If the police catch you with methamphetamine in your possession, regardless of how much you have, you’re looking at a felony. The…

If you’re like most people, you know that felons aren’t allowed to have firearms – even if it’s for work purposes. Your best bet, if you’re accused of a felony, is to work with an attorney who may be able to help you avoid a felony conviction. Although there’s no way to predict how a…

In the state of Illinois, nurses are governed by the Illinois Department of Public Health – and there are some crimes that make you ineligible to work as a nurse. Here’s what you need to know about working as a nurse in Illinois if you’re convicted of a crime.  Can You Work as a Nurse…

In the state of Illinois, it’s possible to go to jail for writing a bad check. The crime of doing so falls under “financial institution fraud,” and it’s punishable by time in jail or in prison. Here’s what you need to know. Related: Differences between misdemeanors and felonies in Illinois Can You Go to Jail…

If you’re convicted of theft of motor fuel, you could end up serving time behind bars – but how much time depends on how much gas you’re convicted of stealing. You may need to hire a Chicago criminal defense lawyer to help preserve your rights. This guide explains.  Theft of motor fuel occurs when you…

If you’re caught with mushrooms or other psychedelic drugs, you can get into serious trouble in Illinois – these drugs are illegal, and you could end up spending time in jail for having them. Here’s what you need to know.  What You Need to Know About Psychedelic Drug Charges in Illinois It’s pretty common for…

      If you’re like many people, you know that the Illinois State Police will be setting up DUI checkpoints around 4th of July to catch intoxicated drivers – but what can you do if you get a DUI? Will you go to jail, will it stay on your criminal record forever, and how…

Home invasion is a criminal offense – and it’s one that could put you behind bars. Unlike many other states, Illinois considers unlawfully entering someone’s property different crime than burglary or residential burglary. Here’s what you need to know. Home Invasion: Everything You Need to Know if You’re Charged in Illinois Home invasion, under Illinois…

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