In Illinois, it is illegal to drive if your Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) is above 08%. Law enforcement officers are constantly on the lookout for drivers that they suspect may have exceeded that limit. Instances of negligent driving, including speeding, disregarding traffic signs and signals, and swerving in and out of lanes may all cause […]
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Should I Get A Lawyer For My First-Time DUI Charge?
On Behalf of Law Office of Van-Lear P. Eckert, PC | March 3rd, 2023 | DUI
Don’t Let a Theft Conviction Steal Your Freedom
On Behalf of Law Office of Van-Lear P. Eckert, PC | February 6th, 2023 | Criminal Defense
In the eyes of the law, theft, stealing, and larceny are all terms used to describe the taking of another person’s property without their consent. Depending on the circumstances of the theft or the value of the property, larceny could mean years of prison time, high fines, and a felony or misdemeanor on your criminal […]
The Misuse of Common Over-the-Counter Medicines
On Behalf of Law Office of Van-Lear P. Eckert, PC | January 12th, 2023 | Drug Crimes
Have you ever wondered why you must show I.D. and be over 18 when purchasing certain over-the-counter medications or face drug charges for possessing specific amounts of these medications? The answer is that some OTC medicines have active ingredients with the potential to be misused at high doses or by being made into other harmful […]
What is Probation?
On Behalf of Law Office of Van-Lear P. Eckert, PC | November 21st, 2022 | Criminal Defense
Surely you have heard of the term probation. But do you know what it really means? You can find out the legal definition of many criminal law terms here!