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September 2017 Archives

Man sentenced to 11 years in prison for meth possession

On Sept. 13, a 30-year-old Illinois man was sentenced to 11 years behind bars after pleading guilty to methamphetamine possession, according to the Vermilion County State's Attorney's Office. He was initially taken into custody in 2016.

Consequences of drug dealing convictions in Illinois

While all Illinois drug charges carry potentially serious penalties, crimes involving allegations of drug dealing and sales are treated especially harshly. These crimes are similar to but much more limited in scope than drug trafficking charges, but they may still lead to long terms of incarceration.

Woman, 19, accused of DUI after fatal car accident

A 19-year-old Illinois woman was charged with aggravated DUI on Sept. 11 after she was accused of causing a fatal car accident outside a Cook County church. The crash reportedly occurred at about 2:30 a.m. in the 1000 block of West Roosevelt Road in Chicago.

Authorities seize cocaine, marijuana in drug bust

It was reported on Sept. 11 that several Illinois residents were charged after authorities seized a large number of drugs and a handgun from an Aurora residence. A 41-year-old woman and a 39-year-old man were both taken into custody following the bust.

Woman charged with DUI after alleged hit and run

On Sept. 2, an Illinois woman was charged with DUI after she struck a car parked in the Riverside Police Department parking lot before fleeing the scene. Authorities were alerted to the incident at about 6:53 p.m. by the individual who owned the car that had been damaged in the incident.

Search and seizure questions could lead to evidence suppression

It was reported on Aug. 31 that an Illinois attorney and prosecutor intended to reconvene a motion hearing to determine whether the search of a vehicle involved in a homicide and meth case was valid. The judge noted that he had heard no testimony to justify the opening of the bag that allegedly contained the meth byproduct without a search warrant.

Falsely accused? You can fight back with a strong defense

There is nothing much worse than finding out that someone you care about has claimed that you did something you didn't or blown a situation out of proportion to get you into trouble with the law. Sometimes, when people fear getting in trouble themselves, they actually take the first step and blame the other party, so that person has to be on the defensive.

Drunk driving deaths decreased after implementation of DUI laws

Since the state of Illinois implemented its DUI legislation in 1997, the number of fatalities caused by drunk driving accidents has decreased by approximately 43 percent. Even so, the director of the Illinois Department of Transportation noted that drunk driving still occurs in the present day.