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In Illinois, endangering the life or health of a child is a Class A misdemeanor for a first offense and a Class 3 felony for subsequent offenses. The offense includes knowingly allowing or causing the endangerment or permitting the child to be placed in an endangering situation. (See 720 [...]
Sat, Sep 25, 2021
Source Skokie Criminal Lawyer
The officer stopped you for DUI near your home.  You tried to reason with him to let you go.  When he didn’t, you drunkenly tried to hit him.  You missed. But now you are charged with aggravated assault on top of your DUI. Can they do that?  What can you do? In [...]
Sat, Sep 18, 2021
Source DUI Lawyer Skokie
A friend of a friend asked you to help them get some narcotics. You don’t do drugs yourself, but you don’t have a problem with other people using them. At first, you said you couldn’t help, but the person kept badgering you until finally you gave in. [...]
Fri, Sep 10, 2021
Source Skokie Criminal Lawyer
In Illinois, the Secretary of State automatically suspends your driver’s license on the 46th day after your arrest for DUI.  To have any chance of beating that suspension, you must act quickly, because there are certain deadlines. Illinois law allows you to petition the court to overturn or rescind that suspension [...]
Fri, Sep 03, 2021
Source DUI Lawyer Skokie
You were out with friends at a bar.  Some guy overheard something you said that he didn’t like. He came over and insulted you. You were not about to let that stand, so you punched him.  You knew you lost control, but you were not expecting to be charged with [...]
Fri, Aug 27, 2021
Source DUI Lawyer Skokie
Under Illinois law, you act in self defense if: (1) there is a threat of unlawful force against you; (2) you are not the aggressor; (3) the danger of harm was imminent; (4) your use of force was necessary; (5) you actually and subjectively believed there was a danger that [...]
Tue, Aug 24, 2021
Source Skokie Criminal Lawyer
Years ago, you were arrested in Illinois.  You ignored your court date, although you believe there is an outstanding warrant against you.  This did not trouble you for some years, because you live out of state and did not intend to return.  But now you are taking charge of your [...]
Fri, Aug 20, 2021
Source DUI Lawyer Skokie
Under one definition (720 ILCS 5/11-1.60(f)), you commit aggravated criminal sexual abuse if 1) you have sexual conduct with a victim who is aged 13 to 17, 2) you are at least age 17, and 3) you hold a position of trust, authority, or supervision in relation to the victim. [...]
Sat, Aug 07, 2021
Source Skokie Criminal Lawyer
You just received a letter from your child’s school claiming your child is not a district resident and threatening to disenroll him or her. The letter informs you of your right to a hearing. You want the hearing, but question whether you really need an attorney. It cannot be [...]
Fri, Jul 02, 2021
Source North Shore School Law
It may seem silly, but you can be disciplined for something otherwise perfectly legal at home if you do it in front of a school camera. For example, a Colorado 12-year-old was suspended for briefly passing a toy gun in front of a camera during an online art class. (See [...]
Mon, Mar 15, 2021
Source North Shore School Law
The answer is yes, but it is important to read your school district’s policies carefully to understand all the ins and outs of the rules. For example, the Chicago Public Schools Policy Manual Sec. 502.1 requires teachers hired after November 20, 1996 to move into the City within six months [...]
Tue, Jan 05, 2021
Source North Shore School Law
However you may feel about COVID restrictions, school administrators are taking this public safety threat very seriously. As a result, you could actually face school expulsion if you ignore the rules. For example, University of Illinois requires all students, employees and visitors to wear masks inside any university facility, building [...]
Fri, Nov 13, 2020
Source North Shore School Law