Tuesday, April 03, 2012
Cook County.... BIG FINES But no jail for criminal offenses... Cook County be broke and need the cash!
Busted for shoveling snow from the driveway to a public road? Caught urinating - or worse - in public? Caught touching a little boy's penis? Or advertising the sale of a prized bong collecting dust on the fireplace?
If you do it along unincorporated stretches of Cook County, get your wallets ready. Cook County with take all the cash they can from you!
Under a series of proposed and amended county ordinances offenders would be ticketed, face an administrative law judge and fines ranging from $100 to $500. Currently some low-level drug offenses on the books, including advertising, manufacturing or selling - particularly to a minor – small amounts of drug paraphernalia can vault you into the criminal court system and possibly net you some jail time. But jail and criminal courts, a drain on county coffers, would be taken out of the equation if the county board approves the measures.
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