Archive, February 2017.
Thrill seekers and lead foot drivers beware: Excessive speeding can land you in jail. Under Illinois law, if you are going at least 26 miles per hour over the posted speed limit, you could face jail time.
Posted in Traffic Law | Tagged DuPage County speeding ticket attorneys excessive speeding speeding traffic offenses traffic tickets
When arrested and put in jail, one primary concern is how to get out of confinement. For most crimes, a court will release an accused if bail is posted. By requiring an accused to post bail, defendants are more likely to continue to show up for court dates. If a defendant does not appear in court, however, the bail amount is considered forfeited and the accused will return to jail. Consider the following information regarding bail in Illinois.
When people hear the term “shoplifting,” they typically think of someone taking an item for sale in a store without paying for it. This is the classic form of shoplifting. However, Illinois law defines many other acts as shoplifting.
Posted in Theft | Tagged class 2 felony criminal law attorney DuPage County shoplifting attorneys misdemeanor charges shoplifting
Illinois recently enacted a law that sets new standards for courts accepting guilty pleas. The new law attempts to better inform a defendant about the ramifications of the plea when it is given.
Posted in Criminal Law | Tagged criminal defense guilty plea laws police misconduct Wheaton criminal law attorneys