Archive, June 2014.

It could be necessity, desperation, mistake, or even thrill seeking that leads to shoplifting. Whatever the motivation, you may be better prepared to deal with the dread and embarrassment you feel as the store’s security team takes you aside, than with the legal trouble that follows. Depending on the value of goods taken, retail theft, also known as shoplifting, can be a misdemeanor or felony under Illinois law. You could face both criminal and civil penalties. You do not even have to plead guilty or be convicted in order to be sued in civil court.
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In Illinois it is illegal to possess, sell, distribute, or manufacture any amount of certain illegal drugs. There are many different types of drug charges that one may face, depending on the specifics of the arrest and evidence obtained. For those charged with a drug crime, it is important to understand the different possible punishments and the most common defense strategies to beat the charges.
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In summertime, Chicagoland communities routinely see an increase in property crimes, such as burglary, larceny, theft, motor vehicle theft, shoplifting, and vandalism. Most of these incidents are done by kids who are bored and have too much time on their hands. Yet regardless of the reason they were committed, juvenile legal problems are a serious matter and require an experienced attorney so that the child gets a second chance at his or her future.
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Drunk driving is not the only dangerous act people can engage in behind the wheel. Similar to drugs and alcohol, distractions can also impair a person’s driving and cause fatal results.
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