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DuPage County probation attorneyWhen you find yourself in trouble with the law, there are dozens of outcomes that could arise from an arrest and conviction. Most of the time, the biggest fear offenders have is going to jail, but not all crimes carry prison sentences. Even if you are convicted of a crime that carries prison time, you will not necessarily be sentenced to prison time. 

One of the more favorable outcomes of any criminal conviction is probation. Probation is typically used as an alternative to a prison sentence, allowing the offender to proceed with their normal life -- with a few exceptions. There are certain things that the state of Illinois requires those who are sentenced with probation to do and certain things that are prohibited during the probationary period.

Prohibited Actions During Probation

For the most part, the things that you are forbidden from doing during your probation sentence depend on the type of crime you committed and what the judge believes is appropriate to prohibit you from doing. All offenders who are on probation are not permitted to leave the state without the court’s permission, violate any criminal statute anywhere or possess a firearm if your crime was a felony or a misdemeanor that involved the intentional infliction of bodily harm.

In addition, you could have other restrictions during your probationary period based off of your original crime. For example, a person who is convicted of drug possession or distribution may be ordered to not have any amount of a controlled substance in their system at any time. A person who is convicted of domestic violence and has a record of violent behavior when they are drinking may be ordered not to drink or have any amount of alcohol in their system.

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DuPage County criminal law attorneys, criminal conspiracyCriminal conspiracy is a serious crime, and it is a crime that may be easy to commit under Illinois law. A person accused of criminal conspiracy does not need to take any action in order to be found guilty.

Conspiracy is often charged in drug dealing cases. However, a person could be accused of a conspiracy to commit any crime from insurance fraud to first-degree murder.

Conspiracy Defined

Illinois law states that conspiracy is committed when:

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self defense options, protest, DuPage County criminal defense attorneyParticularly 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.

Occasionally, these peaceful protests go awry and no longer qualify as peaceful, leaving those in their paths fearful for their personal safety. When caught in a demonstration unexpectedly, how do you utilize your Second Amendment rights for protection without becoming subject to a weapons charge?

Illinois Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon

Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon is a felony in Illinois, and is punishable by hefty fines, imprisonment, and a permanent mark on a criminal record. Unless you are on your personal property or place of business, you may incur charges of Aggravated UUW if:

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