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What to know about the drug court program

Sometimes, people find themselves facing criminal charges not because of malintent, but due to substance abuse struggles. In such cases, the traditional criminal penalties of jail time and fines do not always best serve those charged or the communities. Instead,...

Illinois lawmakers push for stricter gun laws

In the aftermath of a deadly July Fourth shooting, Illinois lawmakers are considering changes to Illinois gun laws. The goal of these potential changes is to limit access to some types of weapons and keep dangerous people from obtaining firearms. What types of changes...

Can your mental health provide a defense?

Mounting a defense against criminal charges may feel crushing, especially if your actions are not the norm for you. Your mental health condition may act as part of a defense. A mental health crisis may send you spiraling. If it contributed to your criminal charges,...

How does a DUI conviction alter your career path?

A DUI conviction can have numerous impacts on your life, with many of these affecting you in ways you likely would not ever anticipate. For example, one single DUI conviction could end up altering your entire career path. But how? Losing financial backing The College...