Archive, December 2016.
The First Amendment to the United States Constitution protects our rights to free speech, so you can say whatever you would like, right? Not necessarily. There are a few caveats associated with your freedom of expression. Others also have the right to feel safe. Therefore, government officials have the right to step in if your speech incites violence or violates peace. However, the perception of fear varies from person to person. If the words that leave your mouth cause an overly-sensitive individual to fear for his or her life, then are you susceptible to assault charges?
Posted in Criminal Law
Every year after the holidays, without fail, retail stores complete an inventory process. With the results of these inventories matched with the sales logged into their systems, owners and managers sometimes discover staggering amounts. No, the shocking numbers are not the sales they made after the holidays—these numbers are generally calculated each night after closing.
Posted in Theft
Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol can result in life-changing consequences if caught in Illinois. To keep streets safe from impaired drivers, state lawmakers have passed a series of bills making Illinois DUI repercussions among the harshest in the nation.
Posted in DUI
Particularly in larger cities, citizens are flexing their right to protest peacefully. Americans join in high numbers to exercise an unalienable right to have their voices heard. Regardless of whether you agree with these protests, the likelihood of finding yourself caught up in one on the way to work is a growing possibility.
Posted in Weapons Charges