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Plea bargain considerations

If you have been arrested in Illinois and now face the prospect of enduring a trial to defend yourself against a criminal charge, you may understandably be scared and unsure of whether or not you want to experience this. These thoughts may make you want to investigate other options. A plea bargain is one option that may be available to you to avoid the time and cost of a full trial. However, whether or not this is the right thing for you to do may depend on a variety of factors.

Defendant's mental competency questioned

Many Illinois residents know that there are conditions or factors that may impact a person's ability to process information correctly or to make appropriate decisions. This might happen due to a substance addiction but it may also be due to the fact that a person's natural mental state is somehow compromised. Mental illness is a serious problem for many people facing criminal charges and just how or when it is considered during the course of a defense might make a big impact in the outcome of a case and of a person's life.

What happens if you don't pay your parking ticket?

In Illinois, when you get a parking ticket, you're expected to pay it within a certain amount of time. It can be a pain to deal with, especially when you weren't counting on additional expenses. But more importantly, it can have a serious effect on you if you don't pay it off.

Opportunities to clear your criminal record in Illinois

If you’ve ever been arrested—even if you weren’t convicted, and even if your case was dismissed—you now have a criminal record. This is a black mark on your history which never expires. It shows up anytime someone runs a background check on you, and it can serve as an obstacle to getting a job, a loan or a lease.

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