Monthly Archives: September 2016

In Illinois, crimes are categorized based on the type of crime committed and the severity of said crime. Less serious crimes, low-level marijuana possession or reckless driving, for example, are considered misdemeanors, and carry with them a possible punishment of … Continue reading

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Although Illinois authorities are cracking down on DUIs throughout the state, new survey data shows that some cities in Illinois may be tougher than others when it comes to drunk driving. A survey released annually by a citizen group known … Continue reading

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As society’s opinion on marijuana has become more relaxed, many states have taken efforts to decriminalize possessing small amounts of marijuana. Some states have legalized the use of medical marijuana as a treatment for those suffering from health problems. A … Continue reading

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Do you know what differentiates a misdemeanor charge from a felony charge in Illinois? Per Illinois state law, misdemeanors are charges that include a punishment of less than a year in county or local jail. Felonies, on the other hand, … Continue reading

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