December 2016 Archives

Drug use a factor in vehicle accident

Operating a vehicle while under the influence of an illicit drug is occurring more frequently in Illinois and the rest of the country. According to a recent national survey, 10 million people who were age 12 or older admitted to consuming illicit drugs before driving. In Riverside, there has been a 900 percent increase in the last year in the arrests of individuals who are drugged and driving.

Synthetic drugs may or may not be illegal

Illinois residents may occasionally hear about new drugs that prompt legislative attempts to make them illegal. This is often a push by illicit drug makers to skirt the laws and avoid serious consequences. However, it should be noted that these new compounds, called synthetic drugs, can still result in a person getting taken into custody.

NFL player charged with a DUI

Illinois NFL fans might be interested in learning that Michael Floyd, who is considered to be among the top three wide receivers on the roster of the Arizona Cardinals, was charged with two counts of DUI at 2:48 a.m. on Dec. 12, several hours after the Miami Dolphins beat the Cardinals 26-23.

Man facing charges after drug bust

A 58-year-old man was charged with drug offenses following a three-year investigation by various law enforcement agencies in Illinois. The man was taken from his Rockford home and into police custody on Nov. 22 after the Rockford Police Department Narcotics Unit and the Drug Enforcement Agency Rockford Task Force executed a search warrant.

Should you fight a DUI charge?

A drunk driving charge is serious, even if it is your first one. Any type of criminal charge is a threat to your future, and you should not underestimate the potential impact of a conviction. If you have DUI charges pending against you, you may consider fighting these charges with the help of an experienced defense attorney.

Baking soda tests positive for cocaine in stop

Illinois residents may be interested in a case that took place at an Arkansas military base in May 2016. Two truck drivers were making a delivery when they were pulled in for a routine inspection at the gate. During the inspection, officers found a white powdery substance that they suspected was cocaine. A field test kit that the officers used returned repeated positive results.

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