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Why should you care about the law if you are under 18?

You may not have always had an interest in the law. Many kids might consider legal matters to be unimportant. And if you are not yet a legal adult, you might think you do not have to truly take responsibility for your actions. However, that is not necessarily the case.

5 tips for talking to the police

If you have to talk to the police, you want to know exactly how to proceed. On one hand, you want the conversation to go smoothly without escalating the situation. On the other hand, you know that you have rights, and you do not want the police to walk all over you.

How can you expunge or seal your criminal record in Illinois?

If you have a criminal record, you likely understand the obstacles you might face as a result. Depending on your circumstances, you may have already paid fines and restitution, served time and fulfilled community service requirements. But after meeting the terms of your sentencing, you could still face problems related to getting into college, making housing arrangements and finding employment offers.

Duis And Blood Draws: How To Protect Your Privacy And Withdraw Consent

McHenry County is one of the recent counties that has implemented procedures for obtaining blood from the drivers of motor vehicles who are arrested for DUI when drivers' refuse to provide a breath sample. These procedures include obtaining warrants from judges who are on call around the clock. When a driver arrested for a DUI refuses to submit to a breathalyzer at the police station, an individual officer may try to obtain a warrant requiring the driver to submit to a legal blood draw to determine the driver's BAC.

The many ways an Illinois DUI can impact your life

Statistics nationwide tend to correlate an increase with blood alcohol content (BAC) and the potential for a serious motor vehicle crash. In order to reduce the rates of serious accidents that cause injury, death and property damage, states have created laws intended to regulate the use of alcohol before driving a motor vehicle. In Illinois, the name for impaired driving is driving under the influence (DUI), and DUI charges can carry harsh penalties.

3 tips for avoiding a tipsy Halloween crash

Driving under the influence is against the law, but most people already know that. The problem that some people run into is not knowing that their holiday goodies contain more alcohol than they thought. With bowls of drinks mixed with vodka, rum and other alcohol, Halloween can become a dangerous holiday quickly.

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Elgin, IL 60123

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