Multiple charges against a person who is accused of a crime can make presenting a strong defense more difficult. When the court wants to convey the seriousness of the crime to the defendant and the community at large, they may propose longer sentences than the minimum mandated by the law. Guilty pleas and other bargaining with the court may be a tool for defendants to get reduced charges in DUI cases and show a willingness to work with the courts of Illinois. Such bargaining may work to a defendant's advantage.
An Illinois man has been accused of a drug crime after his home was raided. Authorities executed a search warrant in the wake of an investigation by two separate law enforcement agencies. The man is now facing several drug crime charges.