Archive, June 2017.

Nationwide, 75 percent of states permit DUI checkpoints. Therefore, it is important to understand your rights and how to evade checkpoints if necessary. In addition, you have the right to record your interactions at these checkpoints should you encounter one this summer.
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Social media has taken over a large part of our lives. Posting everything—where we went on vacation, what we ate for dinner, and how we are feeling at any given moment—has become a part of daily life. However, posting on social media can also land you in hot water with the law if you are not careful. 
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Federal law enforcement agents recently announced the break up of an extensive Mexico-to-Illinois heroin smuggling ring. The bust yielded 190 kilograms of heroin as well as the apprehension of 19 suspects—three of which were from Aurora.
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Lawmakers in the Illinois Senate have recently passed a bill that would better protect the innocent from convictions through protective measures. These measures are aimed at improving the reliability of jailhouse informant testimony.
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There are a number of factors that may elevate a drug crimes charge in Illinois. Many offenses are considered “aggravated”—and thus subject to harsher sentences—if one or more special conditions are present. For example, it is against the law to “participate in the manufacturing” of methamphetamine. Yet, a person can be charged with “aggravated” participation if he or she knowingly does so in a multi-unit dwelling or in the presence of a child.
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