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HARSH PENALTIES ENFORCED FOR RETAIL THEFT

On behalf of Martin & Kent, L.L.C. posted in Criminal Defense on Tuesday, December 23, 2014.

Retail theft occurs when a person or employee knowingly takes possession of merchandise and transfers it away from retail establishment without paying the full retail price that was labeled on the item. It is also a crime to alter, modifying, or remove a price tag from an item attempting to lower the price.

HARSH PENALTIES ENFORCED FOR RETAIL THEFT2019-03-31T04:49:43+00:00

WILL I GO TO JAIL FOR A DUI?

On behalf of Martin & Kent, L.L.C. posted in Criminal Defense on Monday, November 17, 2014.

In Illinois, it is possible for you to be charged with DUI if law enforcement determines that your blood alcohol content is above .08, which can be reached by drinking two standard sized alcoholic beverages within one hour. If you have been pulled over for driving under the influence, and an officer asks you to take a breath test, this reading will typically determine whether or not you are over the legal limit.

WILL I GO TO JAIL FOR A DUI?2019-03-31T07:52:02+00:00

WESTERN SPRINGS MAN ARRESTED FOR STALKING A JUDGE

On behalf of Martin & Kent, L.L.C. posted in Criminal Defense on Sunday, October 26, 2014.

A 58 year old man from Western Springs, Illinois, was recently sentenced to six years in prison for stalking a DuPage County judge. This came after Judge Kathryn Creswell sentenced the accused to 90 days in jail for an aggravated DUI charge.

WESTERN SPRINGS MAN ARRESTED FOR STALKING A JUDGE2019-03-31T07:39:18+00:00

GOVERNOR QUINN FACING LAWSUIT AGAIN IN OCTOBER

On behalf of Martin & Kent, L.L.C. posted in Criminal Defense on Thursday, September 18, 2014.

In addition to his Republican challenger in this November's election, Illinois governor Pat Quinn is facing a more immediate contest. An anti-patronage lawyer filed a lawsuit in July 2014 requesting an investigation into the hiring process in the state's Department of Transportation. The legal professional wants to make sure that the ban on political hiring for private-sector jobs has not been violated.

GOVERNOR QUINN FACING LAWSUIT AGAIN IN OCTOBER2019-03-31T07:42:23+00:00

TWO CHARGES DROPPED IN AGGRAVATED DUI CASE

On behalf of Martin & Kent, L.L.C. posted in Criminal Defense on Monday, August 18, 2014.

A former deputy in Cook County charged with felony child endangerment and aggravated drunken driving had these charges dismissed after a judge ruled that there was not enough evidence to prove his guilt.

TWO CHARGES DROPPED IN AGGRAVATED DUI CASE2019-03-31T07:45:52+00:00

RULES CONCERNING CONCEALED CARRY REJECTIONS HAVE BEEN AMENDED

On behalf of Martin & Kent, L.L.C. posted in Criminal Defense on Monday, August 4, 2014.

Those who fail to receive concealed carry permits will now have reasons as to why they do not, according to an Illinois State Police announcement. Previously, a clandestine seven-person Concealed Carry Licensing Review Board met to look over an individual's history with police regarding offenses which did not result in a criminal conviction. When the Board settled on rejecting an applicant, the applicant was notified by mail that they had been denied their permit and were not given an explanation as to the reason.

RULES CONCERNING CONCEALED CARRY REJECTIONS HAVE BEEN AMENDED2019-03-31T07:47:06+00:00

POLICE NEED A JUDGE’S APPROVAL BEFORE SEARCHING CELLPHONES

On behalf of Martin & Kent, L.L.C. posted in Criminal Defense on Sunday, July 6, 2014.

The U.S. Supreme Court showed surprising unanimity in its ruling that police must obtain the approval of a judge before searching the cellphones of individuals they have arrested. The 9-0 decision was made in protection of everyone's constitutional right to privacy.

POLICE NEED A JUDGE’S APPROVAL BEFORE SEARCHING CELLPHONES2019-03-31T07:48:16+00:00
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