Retail Theft in Illinois

In Illinois, there are different levels of retail theft charges for which the punishments can differ. A punishment can increase from misdemeanor to felony after a theft exceeds a relatively low monetary value. Retail theft

Back in March 2015, the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board wrote an editorial on pending legislation that would remove "hard time." Generally, "hard time" is a period of time when a person charged with a DUI

An officer needs probable cause that a person is under the influence of alcohol before he or she can request them to submit to a breath test. Phase III of DUI Detection or the Pre-Arrest

DUI Detection. This is Part Two of a Three Part Series on DUI or OVI Detection. Many people eventually charged with DUI or OVI think that they got charged because they failed the breath test.

I’ve spoken to hundreds of people charged with driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. Most people charged with DUI or OVI do not completely grasped that the arresting officer was building a case against them

Who gets arrested in Cook County?  How about DuPage County? Are more men arrested than women?  More Blacks than whites?  Some organizations keep a records of arrests, but generally it is difficult get precise numbers

In Illinois, there are about 16 different types of theft offenses: Theft (720 ILCS 5/16-1), Theft or lost or mislaid property (720 ILCS 5/16-2), Identity theft (720 ILCS 5/16-30), Online theft by deception (720 ILCS

In Illinois, there are several chapters of offenses in the Illinois Compiled Statutes relating to drugs. They are: You can read the full description of the drugs offenses listed under these chapters at http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs3.asp?ActID=1876&ChapterID=53. In