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On behalf of Timothy P. Martin of Martin & Kent, L.L.C. posted in Misdemeanors on Thursday, April 19, 2018.
Some people in Illinois who are charged with misdemeanor offenses may not treat them as seriously as they should. If you are facing misdemeanor charges, it is important that you understand that a conviction will mean that you have a criminal record, which can impact your ability to find a job. You may also face spending up to one year in county jail and the assessment of a fine.
On behalf of Timothy P. Martin of Martin & Kent, L.L.C. posted in Misdemeanors on Thursday, December 21, 2017.
Black Friday is the traditional start of the busy holiday shopping period in illinois and around the country, and both retailers and law enforcement agencies generally put more resources into combating shoplifting and grab-and-run crimes at this time of year. While shoplifters usually act covertly and seek to escape stores undetected, grab-and-run criminals simply gather as much merchandise as they can while in full view and attempt to flee the scene. The Fairview Heights Police Department announced in a Facebook post that undercover officers would be dispatched to the St. Clair Square Mall to apprehend those committing grab-and-run crimes, but several individuals appear to have missed this message.
On behalf of Timothy P. Martin of Martin & Kent, L.L.C. posted in Misdemeanors on Thursday, December 7, 2017.
illinois residents who drive without a license may be committing a crime. Not being able to present proof of having a driver's license may also be a violation of the law. Common violations of driver's license requirements include failing to get one for the state in which a person lives as well as driving on an expired license.
On behalf of Timothy P. Martin of Martin & Kent, L.L.C. posted in Misdemeanors on Thursday, May 18, 2017.
In the state of illinois, a prosecutor may charge a person with both assault and battery despite the fact that the two crimes may be closely related. The state defines assault as conduct that could cause fear of being subject to physical harm. To prove a charge of battery, a prosecutor must show that there was contact that resulted in bodily harm. It may also be established that unwanted physical contact took place.
On behalf of Timothy P. Martin of Martin & Kent, L.L.C. posted in Misdemeanors on Thursday, August 18, 2016.
Getting traffic tickets in Illinois is more than just an annoyance. Traffic tickets may result in substantial fines, the accumulation of points and higher insurance rates. Some traffic offenses may also result in jail sentences. People who accumulate too many points against their license may also face a suspension of their driving privileges.