Noll Law Office DUI & Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

  • May 20

    What Are the Consequences of Perjury in a Criminal Trial?

    Discovering the truth has been defined as the basic goal of the US justice system, and perjury may disrupt and pervert the structure. For this reason, perjury is a very serious offense and carries strong penalties. What Is Perjury? Simply put, perjury is lying under oath. It includes statements made under oath ...  Read More

  • May 16

    5 Illinois Crime Statistics You Won’t Believe

    When many people think of crime, their minds turn to large cities with a history of trouble, such as Los Angeles, New York, and, yes, even Chicago; after all, Al Capone turn the city upside down decades ago. Illinois is the 20th most dangerous state, however, so living here isn't ...  Read More

  • May 13

    What Constitutes a Hate Crime in Illinois?

    According to FBI statistics, there were 6,222 hate crimes reported in 2011, with 69 of those occurring in Illinois and about 75 percent targeting victims based on race or sexual orientation. Since the consequences of hate crimes are serious for the victim and the perpetrator, it is important to understand ...  Read More

  • May 9

    Olympic Swimmer Michael Phelps Pleads Guilty to DUI

    As the most decorated Olympian in history and USA Swimming's 2014 Male Athlete of the Year, Michael Phelps is used to being in the public eye. In December 2014, however, he made the news for reasons less commendable than winning gold medals following a guilty plea to driving under the ...  Read More

  • May 7

    How Does Illinois Handle Medical Marijuana and Driving?

    As of Jan. 1, 2014, the use of medical - or medicinal - marijuana became legal in Illinois. Public Act 098-0122 was signed into law in August of 2013, and the program for dispensing and using marijuana as a medical treatment is a pilot program effective for four years. After ...  Read More

  • Apr 23

    What Is A DUI In Illinois?

    Springfield DUI attorney Dan Noll answers the question "What Is A DUI In Illinois?"   Read More