Police will use mouth swabs to detect drugs quickly in drivers bodies in roadside stops. It will be used to detect for marijuana, cocaine amphetamines, methamphetamines and opiates like heroin.
Since 2015, for the first time, the number of drivers involved in fatal crashes nationwide who tested positive for drugs surpassed the number of drivers who had alcohol in their systems.
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Monday, December 11, 2017
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
A motion for change of venue ensures that a case is heard in the best location. There are two basic requirements that must be met before a court can hear a case. The first is jurisdiction, which means that the court has the authority to decide the legal issues which affect the rights of the parties in the case.
The second is venue, which decides whether the court is in the best location to hear the case. Although this may sound unimportant, there are actually very strict rules concerning where a case may be heard.
Friday, December 1, 2017
Friday, November 17, 2017
According to Illinois law, parenting classes are required whenever parents of minor children are engaged in a court proceeding involving allocation of parenting time and responsibility, formerly referred to as custody and visitation. This includes post-judgment cases involving modification of parenting time and responsibility or relocation of the child.
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
A new Illinois Appellant Court decision states if a judge falls asleep during a murder trial, it will not necessarily be cause for a new trial, as long as the judge was not dozing through crucial evidence or motions. They ruled an inadvertent nap is harmless.
Monday, November 6, 2017
A new law, effective January 1 2018, provides that a person commits aggravated battery when, in committing a battery, other than by the discharge of a firearm, he or she knowingly causes great bodily harm or permanent disability or disfigurement to an individual whom the person knows to be a Department of Children and Family Services employee.