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Your school district no longer believes your child is a legal resident, and so a school inspector is coming for a home visit. Embarrassed by the trash and dirty socks, you nag your child to clean up his or her room. Well, not so fast! This is the [...]
Tue, Jan 15, 2019
Source North Shore School Law
The police stopped you for not doing much of anything. They took you into custody and because you were nervous, you couldn't stop talking. If the original arrest was without probable cause, can your statements be used against you? To answer that question, courts look at the connection [...]
Tue, Jan 15, 2019
Source Skokie Criminal Lawyer
A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision has held that police must obtain a warrant before tracking your movements through cell phone signals. Each time your phone connects to a cell site, it leaves a trace in the form of a time-stamped record. Based on these records, police [...]
Mon, Jan 07, 2019
Source Skokie Criminal Lawyer
You may enjoy hearing the song “The Long and Winding Road,” but you don't exactly like driving on one. Because you had trouble staying in your lane, an officer pulled you over for Improper Lane Usage. Having smelled alcohol on your breath, you are now charged with DUI. What exactly [...]
Mon, Dec 31, 2018
Source DUI Lawyer Skokie
Your son got caught with contraband in his school locker. The principal hauled him in for questioning without contacting you or asking if your son wanted an attorney. Can they do that? Generally, the answer is yes. While Illinois law prohibits police and other public officials from questioning [...]
Thu, Dec 27, 2018
Source North Shore School Law
Wearing the wrong shoes can affect the way you walk, give you back pain and damage your performance on field sobriety tests! If you are stopped for DUI in Illinois, an officer will likely ask you to perform two standard tests: 1) the walk and turn, and 2) the one-leg [...]
Fri, Dec 21, 2018
Source DUI Lawyer Skokie
You stopped at the grocery store to pick up a few things. Your toddler was asleep so you left him in his car seat. When you returned, the police were waiting. Now you are charged with child endangerment. What is it? What can you do? [...]
Fri, Dec 21, 2018
Source Skokie Criminal Lawyer
You were driving home one night when you were surprised to see police sirens behind you. You weren't doing anything wrong, so why were they stopping you? Turns out someone phoned in a tip that you were weaving out of a parking lot. [...]
Wed, Dec 12, 2018
Source DUI Lawyer Skokie
You had way too much to drink at the bar. Later, you were told you broke some other guy's ribs in a fight. You are now charged with battery. Does it matter you were too drunk to know what you were doing? In Illinois, voluntary intoxication [...]
Wed, Dec 12, 2018
Source Skokie Criminal Lawyer
Before a police officer can arrest you for DUI, he or she must have probable cause. But what does that really mean? According to People v. Williams, probable cause exists when “the totality of the facts known to the officer at the time of the arrest are sufficient to lead [...]
Mon, Nov 19, 2018
Source DUI Lawyer Skokie
Your child really is a good kid. But like many teens, he is still pushing his limits, which can result in some pretty bone-headed behavior. Now, the school is upset over something he posted on Facebook. You know he was just being silly, but the school isn't laughing. [...]
Wed, Oct 17, 2018
Source North Shore School Law
It could have been a teachable moment. Instead, Paul Boron, a 13-year-old middle school student in Manteno, IL, is facing felony charges. Did he slip someone a date rape drug at a party? Was he dealing drugs? Was he sexting? None of the above. His crime: recording a conversation between [...]
Fri, Jul 20, 2018
Source North Shore School Law