Author: Dennis Dwyer

Theft-Related Offenses

Stealing is a crime that falls under several different offenses. While taking something that doesn’t belong to you, without permission, is always a crime, certain factors will determine the severity of the crime and what type of punishment is possible. The value of what is stolen, whether a person is...
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What is Probation?

Not every conviction means jail time. Sometimes you will receive probation instead of a jail sentence, or a shorter jail sentence that includes probation. While not every criminal offense allows for probation, if you’ve never been convicted before and the offense is not severe, probation is a possibility. It still...
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Men More Likely to Drink and Drive

Only 23 percent of those arrested in Illinois for driving under the influence (DUI) are women, yet they make up half of all licensed drivers.  These stats from the Illinois DUI Fact Book show that 77 percent of those arrested for DUI are men.  The group with the highest DUI...
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DUI: A Too Common Misjudgment

After his arrest for DUI this past Saturday, Dak Prescott released a statement apologizing for his behavior. He said, “I’m very remorseful for my misjudgment. I want to apologize to my true supporters, my family, Mississippi State University, the NFL, and the kids who look up to me. I won't...
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