You may have heard how some people charged with criminal acts plea down their charges to a lesser offense. It is true that many criminal cases do not even make it to a trial. However, you may not know that plea bargains are not the only avenue open to someone in Illinois charged with a crime. Particularly for first time offenses, courts are open to a process called diversion that can eliminate the need for pleading guilty at all.
You never thought your life would be like this-- surrounded by broken pieces of what was once a family. You love your children but having ‘mom’ and ‘dad’ together is no longer an option. Not only do you carry the stress of your personal story not going the way you thought it would—but you’re also worried about how this will affect your children.
Illinois police officers recently arrested a woman passed out with her engine running at a gas station parking lot. What they discovered was an open liquor bottle resting on the seat next to her and a record of over six DUI arrests in multiple states across the country. Law enforcement officers have named her among the “worst DUI offenders” in America.
Illinois drivers may sometimes think that once they get their license, it cannot be taken away. However, a driver's license can be suspended for several reasons. While most of these reasons concern a driver's actions on the road, sometimes someone might have his or her license suspended as a consequence of nondriving actions.