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Alternative sentencing in Chicago for nonviolent crimes http://bit.ly/2yQYPx5
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What to do if you are facing criminal charges http://bit.ly/2uSJgkZ

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An overview of drivers’ rights at Illinois DUI checkpoints
Take a look at this article about DUI checkpoints in Illinois. Read more to learn about the rights motorists have at such stops. Law enforcement often conducts sobriety checkpoints to identify impaired drivers. At such stops, they may question motorists, request they perform field sobriety tests and ask them to submit to breath tests. It is important for people to understand that answering questions and performing field sobriety tests is not mandatory, and may be used against them. Refusing a breath test, however, will result in additional penalties.
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An Overview of the New Illinois Revenge Porn Law
Read this article to learn about the terms of a law criminalizing revenge porn that Illinois legislators passed in 2015. This law, which has been labeled one of the most stringent in the nation, allows for individuals to be prosecuted under a wider variety of circumstances than similar laws in other states do. Learn more about the state’s treatment of revenge porn and the sanctions that people convicted under this law may face.
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Should I represent myself in an Illinois court?
Read about that reasons that representing yourself in court may not be in your best interests. The legal process can be complicated, especially when it comes to criminal charges. Learn about the serious consequences that a conviction can have and why you should consider hiring an attorney if you find yourself facing a criminal charge.
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Defending against DUI in Illinois
A DUI charge is far from a conviction, and people who find themselves in that situation should know their legal options. Read about several common defenses, including attacking the way an officer conducted field sobriety testing or a breath test. There is also the possibility that driving drunk was a person’s only choice. Learn about what you should do if you have been charged with a DUI.
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