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Driving under the influence of alcohol: a summary of Illinois law

December 22, 2013
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While driving under the influence is a misdemeanor offense, the consequences may be more serious than a felony. This is because a conviction has additional penalties not seen for other crimes. A conviction for DUI results in a revoked driver’s license. And a revoked license can, hypothetically, last forever. The offense of DUI is codified […]

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Illinois domestic battery prosecutions: reviewing the law and penalties

March 13, 2013
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Domestic battery is one of the most common criminal charges prosecuted in Illinois courts. The number of arrests is so large that most courthouses have a courtroom that is dedicated to hearing these cases only. All courthouses in Cook County have one or more courtrooms dedicated to hearing these cases. For examples, all Chicago arrests […]

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