diversion program, Naperville criminal defense lawyers, Illinois drug offenders, drug offense, drug chargesBeing charged with a drug-related offense does not automatically mean you are heading to prison. You have many options when you are in this position, especially if you are a first time offender. One of these options is pursuing a diversion program, such as 410 probation.

The court does not have to grant a defendant’s request to enter a diversion program in lieu of incarceration or other punishment. It considers numerous factors to determine whether a diversion program is appropriate for an individual, such as the individual’s criminal record, whether he or she struggles with addiction, the defendant’s mental health, and the specific circumstances of the offense.

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Naperville domestic violence defense lawyers, domestic violence charge, parenting plan, domestic violence conviction, parental rightsAn accusation of domestic violence can have an impact on your parenting plan. A domestic violence conviction will most likely have an impact on your parenting plan, because a proven record of violence in your home tells the court that it is not safe place for children.

It is not unheard of for a parent to accuse a former partner of being violent in an attempt to take sole custody of their children. If you face this type of allegation, be proactive and show the court that the accusation is not true.

Reducing your parenting time or terminating your parental rights will significantly impact your relationship with your children, so do not give the court a reason to take either of these actions. When you are facing a domestic violence charge, remain calm and work with a lawyer who has experience defending parents falsely accused of abuse.

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drug trafficking, drug trafficking convictions, Naperville drug charge defense lawyers, illicit drug trade, drug-related offenseDrug trafficking is the act of participating in the illicit drug trade. There are many different ways an individual can be involved in the illegal drug trade, and these are all criminal offenses.

Like other drug offenses, there is no “one size fits all” charge for drug trafficking. The charge an individual faces for alleged involvement in the drug trade depends on the type and amount of drug he or she moved, where the offense occurred, and the individual’s previous criminal record.

Examples of Drug Trafficking

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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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