Misdemeanors Archives

Special traffic enforcement to continue through Memorial Day

The Illinois State Police have announced that the special traffic enforcement patrols they began on May 13 will continue until the Memorial Day weekend. The patrols are taking place in Kane, DeKalb, Lake, McHenry, DuPage and Cook counties. The initiative was originally announced in a May 10 press release. Funds for the project are being provided by the Division of Traffic Safety of the Illinois Department of Transportation.

Learning more about disorderly conduct

In the state of Illinois, anyone who engages in conduct that is unreasonable and may alarm others may be considered disorderly conduct. For instance, if someone were to make a false claim about a fire or a bomb, that person could face disorderly conduct charges. Other examples include making up a report of child abuse when none is taking place or calling 911 for an illegitimate purpose.

Penalties for felonies and misdemeanors

Being arrested and charged with committing a crime can be an unnerving and anxiety-ridden event for most Illinois residents. The penalties associated with a criminal conviction can range from a fine to imprisonment. The consequences of a conviction can be more long-term than the sentence imposed by a judge. If an individual is convicted of a misdemeanor charge or a felony in Illinois, the criminal record associated with the conviction could affect the person's ability to obtain employment.

Public figure uses DUI case for criminal justice message

An out-of-state DUI case is of importance in Illinois because of a core message that its defendant is sharing. Kerry Kennedy might be known for her family connections, but it is her arrest for suspicion of drugged driving last year that has the public listening to her.

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