February 2017 Archives

You possess the right to challenge drug charges

Just because a police officer claims that he or she found drugs in your car, at your home or even on you does not necessarily equate to a conviction. Be careful not to give up your right to challenge possession charges. Even a conviction for a misdemeanor drug crime can potentially ruin your future.

Woman charged with DUI after hitting school bus

On Feb. 10, a woman was charged with driving under the influence after she struck a school bus with her van. The accident took place along northbound route 32 in central Illinois while a busload of high school basketball players and cheerleaders was traveling to a basketball tournament.

Overdose deaths pose risk of high penalties for providers

For the most part in the past, Illinois criminal court judges generally applied sentences that ranged from probation to 15 years to people convicted of providing drugs to someone who subsequently died of an overdose. Now, if you share with or sell drugs to someone who takes them and dies, a court might send you to prison for up to 30 years.

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