Legal Articles, Criminal

What is Bail?

The importance of understanding what bail is in a criminal case.

College Admissions Scandal

The infamous College Admissions Scandal

Understanding the Federal Sentencing Guidelines

Understanding the Federal Sentencing Guidelines is Challenging but Here’s the Basics.

Common DUI Defense Strategies 

Common strategies that defense attorneys use to fight DUI's

DUI and Prescription Drugs

When we discuss Dui's, most people think of drunk driving. However, you can get pulled over for a DUI for drugs and prescription medications as well. All medications even legal prescription drugs can get you in trouble if you have them in your system while driving.

People v Sanchez

In ruling in People v Sanchez the Court held that an expert cannot relate case-specific hearsay to explain the basis for his or her opinion unless the facts are independently proven or fall within a hearsay exception.

Senate Bill 1437

Senate Bill 1437 is constitutional. Senate Bill 1437 amended the natural and probable consequences doctrine for murder and the felony-murder rule “to ensure that murder liability is not imposed on a person who is not the actual killer, did not act with the intent to kill, or was not a major participant in the underlying felony who acted with reckless indifference to human life.

Gang prior conviction and impermissible “judicial factfinding”

The Court reinforced the rules that there are limits to the extent of judicial fact finding, even during court trial proceedings on the application of prior convictions

SHOULD GUN OWNERS BE FINGERPRINTED?

The head of the Illinois State Police is calling on legislators to take action requiring gun holders to provide a set of fingerprints upon renewal of their Firearms Owner Identity Cards.

LACK OF CONVICTIONS SPURS SEARCH FOR POT TEST

Low numbers of arrests for driving high are perplexing the Illinois State Police.

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