Many drivers in Illinois and elsewhere react differently to stressful situations behind the wheel than they would in person, and you might agree. If someone bumps into you at the grocery store, you both might apologize and go on your way. However, a mistake in traffic can have different results.
Many states are pushing towards shared child custody between divorced parents – emphasizing both parents’ roles in raising a child. Unfortunately, a new study showed that Illinois ranks in the bottom five states for the amount of custody time awarded to fathers.
There are many ways to get your driver’s license suspended or revoked, ranging from reckless driving to intoxication to not paying court-ordered child support. At the Law Offices of Johnson & Buh, we understand it can be frustrating to have a suspended license, especially when you have important places to go, such as your job or picking your child up from school. It might be tempting to assume you can get in your car for a short drive, crossing your fingers that you will not get caught, especially if you can’t afford to pay the fines associated with your suspension. However, the consequences for driving with a suspended or revoked license in Illinois are even steeper than the original penalties.
If you know someone who has been charged with a drunk driving offense, you might be wondering just what evidence the police officer or officers involved may have used to support making the arrest. Contrary to what you and many other people may think, the field sobriety tests commonly used before a person is arrested for driving under the influence are not able to conclusively prove that they were actually impaired.
Marijuana is becoming more and more legal nationwide. Decriminalization laws are reducing the toll minor drug offences are taking on jails and prisons; medical marijuana is being prescribed by doctors across much of the country; and the entire West coast, among other states, has legalized cannabis for recreational use. Despite this, recent movement by banks may change Illinois’ future with the drug.