February 2014 Archives

Boy faces felony charge following alleged hate crime in Illinois

Being accused of what some view as a heinous crime can be a terrifying experience for an individual. This is because people may naturally see a person with a felony charge as being culpable of the alleged wrongdoing when, in essence, he or she may not have been directly involved in or responsible for the incident, despite facing the consequences for it. In the eyes of Lady Justice, however, this person is presumed innocent unless prosecutors can prove his or her guilt in Illinois.

Illinois man faces drug charge for marijuana possession

A man living in Chicago's North Side has been arrested on allegations of drug trafficking, police have reported. The 39-year-old Illinois man faces a drug charge pertaining to a police investigation that has led to the alleged discovery of marijuana in the man's apartment. If convicted, the man could face serious criminal punishment under Illinois law.

Actor's heroin-related death sparks questions, drug crime focus

In an ideal world, all criminal cases, no matter the victims or possible offenders, would be treated equally. This country is made of cynics, however, and the recent death of Oscar-winner Philip Seymour Hoffman has stirred something up in them.

Former Illinois football player arrested on suspicion of DUI

A former sports hero was arrested in the early morning of Feb. 3 for a variety of charges. The footballer was detained by Illinois State Police after being accused of DUI among several other charges. He has been released on bond, and a trial date has yet to be set.

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