Archive, March 2018.

There are two ways an Illinois driver can “lose” his or her driver’s license: suspension and revocation. When a driver’s license is suspended, the driver is prohibited from driving for a specific period of time, during which he or she may be required to fulfill requirements like a driver education course or an alcohol education course. When a driver’s license is revoked, he or she is indefinitely barred from driving. In both of these scenarios, the driver can have his or her license reinstated. How and when the license is reinstated depends on whether it was suspended or revoked …
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As a parent, your instinct is to protect your child at all times. When he or she is arrested or being held in custody, it can be natural for you to want to be with him or her and even feel it is your right to be present during any interactions your child has with law enforcement. The truth is this: although officers are required to make a reasonable attempt to locate a parent or legal guardian of a child in custody after the child is arrested, the parent or legal guardian does not have to be present when the child is being questioned. In fact, the child’s parent or guardian does not even …
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Teenagers experiment with alcohol. Underage drinking is such a common occurrence in our society that it is often considered to be a right of passage. Although it happens often, it is dangerous and should not be encouraged.
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Teenagers make mistakes. When an adolescent mistake results in a criminal record, that mistake can have a substantial impact on the individual’s adult life. For many individuals with past criminal records, records from their teenage years as well as adult criminal records, expungement offers an opportunity to have their offenses removed from public records, allowing them to secure jobs and housing more easily and alter their social and professional reputations.
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The goal of a criminal defense strategy is to prove that the defendant is innocent. Sometimes, a defendant’s strategy successfully results in his or her charge being dismissed. In other cases, it results in the charge being reduced; however, the defendant still being found guilty.
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