Archive, September 2017.

When an adolescent is arrested for allegedly committing a criminal offense, he or she may be tried as an adult. This means that rather than being adjudicated and facing penalties and rehabilitative efforts through the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice, the child may be convicted and sentenced to criminal penalties typically reserved for adult offenders.
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If you are charged with DUI in Illinois, jail time is always a possibility. DUI charges can be very different from each other. In most cases, a first or second DUI is charged as a misdemeanor. Still, there are circumstances that can make this a felony charge.
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When you are pulled over under the suspicion of driving while intoxicated (DUI),you may be asked to perform a field sobriety test. You have seen these in television and movies—they are the roadside exercises that show whether an individual is impaired by alcohol or another drug, such as standing on one leg or walking in a straight line and turning.
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Although a wave of marijuana legalization is currently sweeping the nation, marijuana possession is still a criminal offense in Illinois. Like many other offenses, marijuana possession is not charged in a “one size fits all” manner.
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Court appearances, whether they are for your criminal trial or for required check-ins as part of your probation or participation in a diversion program, require you to follow specific protocol. Part of this protocol is following the court’s dress code.
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