2010

Blog Posts in 2010

About the Walk and Turn Test

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, field sobriety tests are not as accurate as law enforcement officers would like us to believe. Failing a field sobriety test, even ...
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Intersection Cameras

Most of you might have noticed those annoying cameras popping up at intersections throughout the country. What you should know about the cameras is that they are primarily designed to catch motorists ...
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Field Sobriety Tests

Have you ever wondered what the police officer who has just effectuated a DUI related stop is looking for when he administers field sobriety tests ? Do you know what tests are standardized and which ...
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About the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN) Test

Field sobriety tests are one way in which a police officer may judge whether or not you are too intoxicated to drive. In general, it is recommended that you do not consent to a field sobriety test, as ...
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New Chicago Gun Laws

Chicago used to have a city-wide ban on the possession of all firearms. Over this past summer, however, the Supreme Court ruled that it was unconstitutional to completely ban firearm ownership and ...
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Average Estimate for a DUI Conviction Is $14,100

Most people do not think about how expensive it is to be convicted of a crime. Certain crimes, such as driving under the influence, are especially expensive because they have a host of administrative ...
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More Than 60 Gang Members Arrested to Decrease Violent Crimes

Chicago police have arrested dozens of gang members in an attempt to curtail the large quantity of gun crimes that occur in the city. Chicago is well-known for its strict gun control laws, but it is ...
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Cook County Sheriff Cracks Down On Illegal Items

Have you ever gone to court and low and behold, just as you are about to enter the court house, realize that you forgot to leave prohibited items at home? Well, on the average Cook County ...
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Closing Arguments in Blagojevich Trial

On Monday, attorneys in the Rod Blagojevich corruption trial will get a final chance to talk to the jurors in closing arguments. As a big surprise, the defense rested after prosecution finished ...
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