Mistakes are an unavoidable part of life, and while each and every person in Illinois makes mistakes, some are more serious than others. Drug charges have the potential to severely impact your life. From possible jail time to future employment opportunities, ever facet of your life could be affected if you fail to take necessary action.
An unconventional traffic stop led to criminal charges for an Illinois man. Police claim they stopped a man for erratic behavior behind the wheel of a lawn tractor in the early hours of the morning. He was charged with drunk driving, and his tractor was taken to an impound lot.
Illinois police recently arrested two young men after they were called to the scene of a convenience store. One of the men was arrested on drug charges, while the other faces a misdemeanor charge for allegedly resisting arrest. At least one of the men was still in custody on $7,500 bond at last report, and was awaiting his first court appearance.
If you have been charged with DUI in Washington County or elsewhere in southern Illinois, the importance of an experienced criminal defense attorney cannot be understated. Many people already know that lawyers are advocates and legal counselors (because nearly every advertisement says this in one way or another), but few people truly understand what attorneys do and how clients in trouble can benefit from their expertise. This post will highlight some of things that make a good criminal defense lawyer.
Illinois police officers have multiple tools at their disposal for determining whether a driver might be intoxicated. Most people are aware of Breathalyzers and blood tests, which are used to determine blood-alcohol content, but few understand that there is also a third option. Drivers pulled over on the suspicion of drunk driving might be asked to perform field sobriety tests.
A pedestrian accident led police to arrest a man on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. Although he has not been officially charged, the Illinois State Attorney's office plans to file charges after fully reviewing related police reports. However, it is never too early to begin defense preparations for drunk driving charges that are likely to be filed.