Naperville driver’s license reinstatement lawyer, driver's license reinstatement, traffic violations, DUI, suspended driver's licenseThere are several different reasons why an individual’s driver’s license can be suspended or revoked in Illinois. Reasons include DUI charges, punishment for certain civil offenses like failing to appear in court when required and accruing a substantial amount of unpaid child support, and exceeding the state’s limit for traffic violations during a one-year period. When a driver’s license is suspended or revoked, the individual cannot legally operate any motor vehicle.

Once the suspension period is over, the individual can have his or her driver’s license reinstated. In some cases, an individual whose license was revoked can also have it reinstated and drive again.

At minimum, a year must pass from an individual’s revocation for him or her to seek a driver’s license reinstatement. For an individual with multiple DUI convictions, this period is longer.

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sexual abuse charge, aggravated criminal sexual abuse, Naperville criminal defense lawyer, sex crimes, sex crime chargeTeenagers lie about their ages. This is especially prevalent on the Internet and in settings like clubs where they mingle with young adults or attempt to buy alcohol. When an adolescent lies about his or her age, an adult could become interested in pursuing a sexual relationship with him or her. This, however, is a sex crime.

In Illinois, the age of consent is 17 years old. This means that children under the age of 17 cannot legally engage in sexual activity with adults or with other minors because they cannot consent to sex.

Finding out a date’s actual age can be a shocking moment for an adult. If you find yourself in this position, stop all contact with the minor and contact a criminal defense lawyer immediately to determine how to proceed with the case.

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traffic violations, Naperville criminal defense lawyer, driver’s license suspension, traffic violation penalties,  traffic violation convictionsEvery offense has its potential penalties. Serious crimes like homicide and aggravated assault have steep penalties that include long prison terms. But even smaller offenses like noise violations and traffic violations have consequences for the individuals who commit them. In fact, many individuals do not realize the gravity of the penalties they can face for traffic violations, especially ones that put others’ lives in danger.

If you are charged with a traffic violation, you have the right to contest it. With certain violations, the cost of fighting the charge can outweigh the cost of simply paying the ticket. With others, fighting the charge can mean keeping one’s driver’s license and even avoiding jail time. Whether you choose to fight a traffic violation is your decision. To fight it is your right.

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DUI charges, Naperville DUI lawyers, sleep aids, drunk driving, criminal defense strategyGenerally, an image of a drunk driver comes to mind when you hear the term “DUI.” When a driver is found to have a higher blood alcohol concentration (BAC) than the legal limit, he or she can be charged with driving under the influence (DUI) and, if convicted, face penalties that include fines, a driver’s license suspension, and even potential jail time. Drivers can also face DUI charges for driving while impaired by other substances, both legal and illegal.

Alcohol’s effects on drivers are well-known. It can impair a driver’s perception of his or her environment and ability to judge distances and speeds. The effects other drugs can have on drivers are not as well-known.

Below are four drug categories and how their use can affect drivers. When you are prescribed medication, always discuss its side effects with your doctor and do not drive after taking the medication until you know how it affects you.

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Naperville criminal defense lawyer, shoplifting, criminal defense strategy,  stealing merchandise, misdemeanorShoplifting is a form of theft. Like other forms of theft, such as identity theft and fraud, many different actions constitute an act of shoplifting. In its most basic sense, shoplifting is the act of stealing merchandise from a retailer. Stealing money from a retailer is not an act of shoplifting, though stealing merchandise is a roundabout way of stealing money. Breaking into a store to steal from a cash register or forcing a cashier to hand over cash under threat of violence are burglary and robbery, respectively.

Below are four different ways an individual can commit the offense of shoplifting. In Illinois, shoplifting can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the value of the item allegedly stolen.

Concealing Items in Clothing or a Purse

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