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What is a Class B misdemeanor in Illinois?

March 23, 2011
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Under Illinois law, a criminal offense is generally classified as either a felony or a misdemeanor. The difference between felony and misdemeanor is that a felony has a penalty of one year or more imprisonment, whereas a misdemeanor is a penalty of less than one year. There are three types of misdemeanors: Class A, Class […]

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What is a Class A misdemeanor in Illinois?

February 13, 2011
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All criminal charges in the state of Illinois fall generally into two categories: felony and misdemeanor. The distinction between felony and misdemeanor is that a felony offense has a possible sentence of one year or more imprisonment, whereas a misdemeanor is less than one year. Most states classify their offenses in this same manner. The […]

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What is the law in Illinois on assault?

March 28, 2010
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Assault is a criminal offense in Illinois that can result in imprisonment. The offense is codified at 720 ILCS 5/12-1 in Illinois criminal code. The statute provides that assault is a Class C misdemeanor offense. All Class C misdemeanor offenses in Illinois have a punishment of up to 30 days in jail and a fine […]

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What is aggravated DUI in Illinois?

March 9, 2010
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While an arrest for driving under the influence is a misdemeanor on the first offense in Illinois, there are some circumstances where even a first offense can be a felony. Felony DUI offenses are called aggravated DUI. Misdemeanor offenses have a maximum sentence of less than one year of imprisonment. Felony offenses, on the other […]

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I got a ticket for driving while suspended in Illinois and this is my second offense. What happens now?

February 20, 2010
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Illinois law on driving while license suspended or revoked makes the second offense a very serious matter. Driving while license suspended or revoked is referred to as DWLS, DWLR, and 6-303 for the statutory section that governs the case. The statutory section, 625 ILCS 5/6-303, will appear on the traffic ticket. A second ticket for […]

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What are the penalties for a second DUI offense in Illinois?

February 8, 2010
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A second offense for DUI in Illinois results in serious penalties including driver’s license revocation, jail for transportation a minor child, and felony charges for certain conditions.

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