August 2015 Archives

Drunk driving statistics across the nation

People in Illinois may be interested to learn about a recent survey study in which researchers looked at the states where the most people admit to driving drunk. According to their results, people in Hawaii are the most likely to drive while under the influence of alcohol, while those in the Midwest also reported rates higher than other states.

Alternatives to jail that may be ordered by Illinois judges

Judges in Illinois are often reluctant to send defendants to jail, and this is especially true if the crime involved is minor or the defendant has demonstrated genuine remorse. Placing offenders behind bars may do more harm than good, and many jails are dangerously overcrowded. However, there are a number of alternative sentences that judges may hand down when incarcerating a defendant seems excessive or unnecessary.

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