If you own a business and are considering a divorce, it is important to choose your priorities carefully. While this may come as a surprise, the law typically classifies businesses as personal property, meaning that your spouse may have a legitimate claim to a portion of your business or its value.
Authorities will sometimes bring special, separate charges against someone thought to have caused harm to a child, especially if they believe it to have been deliberate. The law does not extend any sort of protection or immunity to the child's parents, which means that the same types of charges can apply. At this time, a six-month-old infant from Aurora, Illinois, is in the hospital on life support, and his 23-year-old mother is in the county jail facing felony charges of battery against a child.
Driving under the influence (DUI) is a serious offense that is also relatively common. People may accidentally commit a DUI by getting behind the wheel when they think they are okay to drive but they aren't. Others could wind up arrested mistakenly for DUI because of a poorly performed roadside sobriety test or inaccurate Breathalyzer results.
Maybe you were arrested for drunk driving, or you were cited for speeding or driving recklessly. You may even have been involved in too many accidents or got in trouble for driving aggressively or were suspected of targeting someone in a road rage incident. There are many reasons the court may have ordered you to attend traffic safety school. Like other Illinois residents in the same position, you may wonder what you stand to gain by attending.
If you have been charged with assault and battery in Illinois, you may think that officers allege you committed one crime. Actually, as FindLaw explains, assault and battery, while similar, constitute two separate crimes.