March 2016 Archives

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.

Driver charged with DUI after slamming into tree

Authorities in an Illinois city took a motorist into custody for drunk driving after they pulled a vehicle that had a tree in its grill over on March 4. The police had reportedly been tipped off by another driver who had seen the vehicle driving down the road.

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