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After a search of your home or car, the police find a bag of something illegal. How can you be sure that the bag from your arrest is the same bag produced at trial? If you watch police shows, you have probably heard the expression “chain of custody.” [...]
Fri, Sep 14, 2018
Source Skokie Criminal Lawyer
You were standing on the street yelling obscenities when the police arrived. Is this disorderly conduct under Illinois law? Maybe yes, maybe no. The answer depends on all the facts. To be convicted of disturbing the peace under the Illinois Disorderly Conduct statute, the State must [...]
Sun, Sep 09, 2018
Source Skokie Criminal Lawyer
You've seen this movie at least twice. The police pulled you over for a traffic offense, smelled alcohol on your breath and the next thing you knew, you were under arrest. Because it's your third time, the state has upgraded your charges to Aggravated DUI. What can happen to [...]
Sun, Sep 09, 2018
Source DUI Lawyer Skokie
Long after the ordeal of court, the embarrassment of a DUI lingers. You even fear it might affect your job search. Can you get it off your criminal record? The answer depends on the outcome of your case. Under Illinois expungement and sealing law, DUIs and other traffic [...]
Thu, Aug 23, 2018
Source DUI Lawyer Skokie
Being taken into police custody is a stressful event--especially when you are suspected of a crime. And the police don't exactly want to make it comfortable. But when does police pressure cross the line so that the statements you made are no longer voluntary? The test for voluntariness [...]
Mon, Aug 20, 2018
Source Skokie Criminal Lawyer
You've just received notice that your significant other or spouse has filed for an order of protection against you. The petitioner claims you have harassed him or her. What exactly does that mean? What can you do to defend yourself? Under the Illinois Domestic Violence Act, "harassment" [...]
Mon, Aug 13, 2018
Source Skokie Criminal Lawyer
You and a friend are driving across country. Your friend leased the rental car and is its sole authorized driver. In spite of that, your friend said you could take the car to run an errand. That's when the police stopped you. The officers asked you some [...]
Mon, Aug 06, 2018
Source DUI Lawyer Skokie
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
As of January 1, 2018, the Illinois law on delivering cannabis or other controlled substances near school grounds has become just a little less strict. The old law penalized manufacturing, delivering or possessing with intent to deliver cannabis or other controlled or look-alike substances within 1000 feet of school property, [...]
Tue, Jul 10, 2018
Source North Shore School Law
In order to deter repeat offenders, Lake County has introduced alcohol-sensing ankle monitors for DUI defendants. The monitors work by testing the defendant's perspiration for alcohol every 30 minutes. Under the new program known as SCRAM, repeat DUI offenders may be required to wear the ankle monitors as a condition of [...]
Fri, Jul 06, 2018
Source DUI Lawyer Skokie
Understandably, you would like your child to get the best education in the best school district, but perhaps you can't really afford to live there. You may be tempted to lie about your child's real home in order to enroll them in that preferred school. But depending on [...]
Tue, Apr 24, 2018
Source North Shore School Law
The answer is probably not, although there are exceptions. You just received notice that your child is in trouble and may be suspended or expelled. You have a right to a hearing and an attorney. Instead, you think you will simply enroll your child in private school. But [...]
Wed, Jan 10, 2018
Source North Shore School Law