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How to Avoid Jail Time for a DUI

Published: Feb 17, 2017 in DUI, Legal Blog

There are a number of criminal penalties that you face when charged with a DUI in Illinois, including the loss of driving privileges and heavy fines. However, the possibility of jail time is likely the most intimidating penalty. Not only does it cost you your…

Should I Challenge My DUI Charge?

Published: Feb 10, 2017 in Criminal Defense, DUI, Legal Blog

Being arrested and charged with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs is no laughing matter. DUI charges that result in a conviction can mean serious, life-changing consequences. The penalties can be severe and may include lengthy terms of imprisonment, hefty fines, driver’s…

Petty Theft vs. Felony Theft in Illinois

Published: Jan 27, 2017 in Legal Blog, Theft

There are two basic categories of theft in Illinois: petty theft and felony theft. While one may sound more serious than the other, both offenses involve harsh penalties. From fines, jail time, court fees, a permanent criminal record, and the obligation to pay back the…

How to Avoid the Harshest DUI Penalties

Published: Jan 20, 2017 in DUI, Legal Blog

After being arrested for a DUI, you immediately have to face the consequences of the incident, whether or not you were actually over the legal limit. Once you are arrested and booked for the DUI, you have to obtain bail to get out of jail….