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Decriminalization, Legalization, and Marijuana Use in Illinois
With many states jumping on the marijuana legalizationn bandwagon, whether it be for medical or recreational use, “legalization” and “decriminalization” are two words often used interchangeably, although they have different meanings under the eyes of the law.
Tips for Handling an Illinois Traffic Stop
We’ve all been there: felt the panic rise over us when we see flashing lights in our rearview mirror; felt the anxiety of getting pulled over even if we think we are doing nothing wrong.
What Miranda Warnings Mean For You, the Police and the Prosecutor
Brief explanation of what Miranda Warnings are, what they mean and what they do and do not protect in New York State
New York State DMV Regulations Affecting DWI and Relicensing
Brief explanation of revised New York DMV regulations applicable to alcohol and/or drug related convictions.
You Refused a Chemical Test in New York State…Now What?
Brief article explaining what constitutes a DWI refusal in New York, the process and potential consequences.
Evidence, Objections and Offers of Proof
Offers Summary on Evidence, Objections and Offers of Proof in a DWI/DUI Context
The Basics of the Expunction Process
Many people do not know that they may be eligible to have criminal charges remove from their record. This article explains the basics of whether or not a person is eligible to have their record cleaned up by using this process.
New Illinois Eavesdropping Bill
Currently, it is a felony in Illinois to record another individual without his or her consent, although it is not illegal to record police officers in their interactions with the public.
Illinois' New Photo Lineup Law
Wrongful convictions can destroy lives. Being convicted of a crime one did not commit can land an innocent person in prison, saddle him or her with fines and legal fees, and destroy his or her career and relationships while the truly guilty party lives free.
Reinstating Your Illinois Dirver's License
An Illinois driver can lose his or her driving privileges through a license suspension or revocation. The difference between a suspension and a revocation is the length of time the driver's privileges are lost.
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