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Man’s blood alcohol content level at .252 following accident

All driving under the influence charges are serious. Drunk driving charges can lead to various criminal and social penalties. Those found guilty of DUI can be sentenced to jail time, community service, large fines and lose their drivers’ licenses. The time and expense can be daunting. However, there are certain aggravating factors that can increase the severity of DUI charges in Illinois — and with these increased charges come increased penalties. These aggravating factors include the number of DUIs a person has…

Prosecutors lack evidence in sexual assault case

On behalf of Law Office of Robert Kerr, LLC posted in Sexual Assault on Wednesday, October 2, 2013. When police investigate a crime, they are looking for evidence that can be used against the suspect during criminal proceedings. There has to be enough evidence that a Chicago prosecutor can try to obtain a guilty verdict — which requires proof that a person is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. If police and prosecutors do not have enough evidence, or some evidence is excluded from the…

9 people face federal racketeering charges in chicago

A seven-years-long investigation by a variety of federal agents has led to criminal charges against nine Chicago residents. Each of these people were already in federal or state custody when the indictment was issued. These people face federal racketeering charges stemming from a variety of violent behavior. According to federal investigators, the nine people were members of a South Side gang and had been involved in the murder of five individuals between 2006 and 2008. The federal authorities also accuse…

3 chicago men arrested after police seize marijuana

When people think of drug charges, they may not think that charges involving marijuana are that serious. In some cases, that may be true. However, when people have large quantities of the drug, marijuana charges can be felonies and result in very serious punishments especially if police believe people have an intent to distribute. In a recent case, three men in Chicago were arrested and charged with felony drug charges after a raid on a local residence. On Chicago’s Southwest side, police…

Man denied bond after sexual assault allegations

Sexual assault charges are very serious in Chicago. They can lead to extreme punishments that have life-long effects. These ramifications can start from the moment a person faces allegations of sexual assault. For one 26-year-old man, these consequences have started the moment he was arrested. According to police, the man broke into a home on Chicago’s Southside by using a garbage can. Once in the house, police claim that the man grabbed a knife from the kitchen and went to…

Man faces aggravated dui charge after crashing into home

Drunk driving charges can vary depending on the circumstances. If a person causes property damage or injures another person while driving drunk, the penalties for drunk driving can significantly increase. One Chicago-area man is facing serious drunk driving charges following an accident. According to police, the 32-year-old man from Kenosha was driving an SUV one morning when he lost control over the car. At around 4:00 a.m., his car left the road and hit a nearby house. Police say that…

Illinois man arrested for possession of child pornography

In the age of the internet, people can distribute child pornography between themselves more easily than ever before. With cellphone and video technology in almost everyone’s home, child pornography is also more easily made than in the past. With this increased activity, police and prosecutors at the local, state and federal levels take finding people who make or look at child pornography very seriously. In order to catch people with child pornography, police will often conduct undercover investigations. These investigations…

Illinois doctor faces federal charges after state charges dropped

Federal crimes are very serious. They are investigated, prosecuted and sentenced in the federal court system. Within that system, those accused face serious punishments. While people have many of the same protections in federal court as they do in state court, the federal court has vast resources in which it can investigate and prosecute federal crimes. Recently an Illinois doctor has been accused of federal crimes. In August 2013, state officials raided his office and arrested the doctor. However, recently…

Illinois police pull over driver — drug charges result

People are frequently stopped by police for a variety of reasons. When police make a traffic stop, they are carefully scrutinizing the person, trying to determine if illegal behavior has occurred. In some cases, people may be let go with little more than a warning, in other cases, traffic stops can result in serious criminal charges. In a recent case, an Illinois driver has been charged with drug charges following a traffic stop. In this case, police say that the 24-year-old driver…

Northern illinois student sexually assaulted

A sexual assault conviction can lead to severe penalties, including a lengthy prison sentence and registration as a sexual offender. A sexual assault charge may also result in considerable social stigma even if it does not result in a conviction, so it is important for those accused to understand all of their defense options. DeKalb, Illinois, police are investigating an alleged sexual assault that occurred on Oct. 26 at around 3 a.m. The campus police at Northern Illinois University received the complaint…

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