June 2014 Archives

Drug charge filed against 4 Illinois residents

An alleged marijuana-delivery service has been brought to the attention of local and federal law enforcement agencies, resulting in several arrests. Illinois police arrested four individuals they believe may have had something to do with the ring, which is also accused of money-laundering. The drug charge and other felony charges could result in jail time of up to 15 years apiece if the four are found guilty of the charges arrayed against them.

Authorities accuse 2 of making meth in Northern Illinois home

On June 17, police took a 49-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman into custody on methamphetamine-related charges after law enforcement officials searched a Savanna home where the drug was allegedly being made. Reportedly, officials from the Carroll County Sheriff's Office and the Savanna Police Department conducted the drug bust at approximately 9 p.m.

Drug crime charges filed against 27 Illinois residents

Chicago's West Side was a hotbed of police activity on June 12, according to local news sources. Illinois authorities led a crackdown in the city's notorious drug district and have charged 27 people with drug crime-related charges. A news release has reported the charges have been filed both on state and federal levels.

Twin sisters share birthday, DUI charges

Twin sisters were recently arrested on similar charges within the same 24-hour period of one another. Authorities suspect that both Illinois women may have been driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, which prompted the arrests. Although they have both been charged with DUI, the sisters garnered varying additional charges.

Do not take DUI cues from celebrities

If you have been arrested on charges of driving under the influence, it is important to take your cues from your attorney as opposed to many celebrities who have recently been in the news as a result of similar charges. This may seem like a commonsense statement. However, many individuals do end up taking their cues from celebrity culture when it comes to drunk driving and they end up paying dearly for their decisions to do so.

Illinois woman pleads innocent to felony charge

A woman who has already pleaded guilty to a reckless homicide charge filed against her in the case of the death of a 5-year-old girl is now pleading innocent to the charge of aggravated DUI. The felony charge comes as part of the case against the Illinois woman who police say was responsible for striking and killing a little girl with her car. Of course, an admission of guilt in the case of one crime does not automatically determine guilt in any secondary charges.

The Supreme Court is considering two cellphone privacy cases

The United States Supreme Court will soon announce its decisions in two separate but similar cases concerning whether or not individuals who are arrested may have their cellphones searched and related information seized regardless of whether law enforcement officials have obtained warrants to search these devices. This is a critical question, given that an important element of an individual’s right to mount a fair and complete criminal defense is the right to remain free from unreasonable searches and seizures of person and property by the government.

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