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Could You Regain Your License After an Impaired Driving Charge?

People tend to focus on jail time and fines when discussing criminal acts, such as impaired or drunk driving. However, for offenses that involve a motor vehicle, those aren’t the only penalties that can drastically change a person’s life. The state may also suspend or revoke your license.

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The Effects of Low-Carb Diets on Alcohol Breath Tests

Some people in Illinois on low-carb diets may blow false positives on alcohol breath tests. This happened to a man in Texas whose diet put him in ketosis. His attorney was able to get his DUI dismissed.

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Drug Trafficking Guilty Plea Leads to Lengthy Sentence

A statement released by the Office of the Illinois Attorney General indicated that a 31-year-old man from Aurora has admitted guilt on charges of heroin and cocaine trafficking. The court imposed a sentence of 19 years and six months in prison.

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Crime Lab Fails to Identify Substance Thought to Be Cocaine

Prosecutors have filed revised charges against a 24-year-old man taken into custody on March 15 after forensic specialists from the Illinois State Police were unable to identify the substance found in his car during a routine traffic stop.

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Man Faces Arson Charges in Grandmother’s Death

A 32-year-old Illinois man announced in court on March 26 that he had set the fire that led to the death of his 87-year-old grandmother several days earlier, on March 22. The man was appearing by video monitor from jail when he incriminated himself and said that he had done the act because of a mental disability.

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You Should Never Accept Breathalyzer Results at Face Value

Failing a Breathalyzer test is a frustrating and even scary experience for just about anyone, especially if they don’t immediately see opportunities for building a defense. When a driver blows over the limit during a sobriety test, they may think that there is nothing they can do to fight the charges, since the Breathalyzer results clearly show that they were legally intoxicated.

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House Search Leads to $1 Million Marijuana Seizure in Illinois

Members of the Illinois State Police North Central Narcotics Task Force supported by officers from the Wheeling and Arlington Heights police departments reportedly discovered more than half a ton of marijuana during the search of a Chicago residence on March 5.

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Alleged Gang Member Held for Drug Possession in Lake County

On Feb. 19, a 22-year-old Illinois man was arrested for alleged drug possession during a traffic stop in Lake County. The defendant is reportedly a documented member of an area street gang.

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How Illinois Defines Sexual Assault

Illinois law makes it a crime to commit sexual acts involving penetration with those who don’t or can’t consent to them. Statutory rape is the term applied to situations involving an adult who has sex with a minor.

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What a Nystagmus Test Is and How It’s Conducted and Used

Drivers in Illinois facing possible DUI charges may go through a series of tests to determine if they are under the influence of alcohol, drugs or another substance. One of the common tests performed for this purpose is the nystagmus test.

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