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You are staying at a motel. You heard some people with a dog outside your room, but you thought nothing of it. A little while later, the police were at your door with a warrant. The dog you heard earlier was part of the canine unit, and [...]
Fri, Nov 01, 2019
Source Skokie Criminal Lawyer
Illinois law prohibits several types of identity theft. Perhaps the most basic definition is where you knowingly used the personal identifying information or documents of another person to fraudulently obtain credit, money, goods, services or other property or to commit a felony. (See 720 ILCS 5/16-30). [...]
Fri, Oct 25, 2019
Source Skokie Criminal Lawyer
Recreational marijuana is about to become legal in Illinois, but that doesn't mean you can cruise the highway lazily puffing a joint with your stash on the seat. Be aware that there are still limits. As with open alcohol, you may not drive while using cannabis in the passenger area [...]
Fri, Oct 25, 2019
Source DUI Lawyer Skokie
You and your friends were hanging out in the alley with a bottle of Grey Goose vodka. A police cruiser spotted you with the booze. As a result, you were all arrested for drinking in public ways. The police then patted you down and found drugs [...]
Fri, Oct 18, 2019
Source DUI Lawyer Skokie
You were walking through a back alley when the police officer stopped you. In the police report, the officer claims that a packet of drugs or an illegal weapon simply fell out of your pocket. That simply didn't happen, but this is still the basis for your arrest. [...]
Fri, Oct 11, 2019
Source Skokie Criminal Lawyer
The officer stopped you for a broken tail light. When you rolled down your window, he smelled the odor of alcohol and asked you to get out of the car. You took the field sobriety tests and thought you did pretty well, but the officer arrested you anyway. [...]
Fri, Oct 04, 2019
Source DUI Lawyer Skokie
You picked a fight with the wrong guy--an off duty police officer who was moonlighting as a bouncer at your favorite bar. The charge would have been simple battery if the bouncer hadn't been a cop, but instead you are charged with aggravated battery. Since the officer was [...]
Fri, Sep 27, 2019
Source Skokie Criminal Lawyer
As of August 23, 2019, Illinois has new ground rules regarding the need to notify a parent before questioning your minor child at school. Before questioning a student on school grounds who is suspected of a crime 1) a law enforcement or school security official must try to notify [...]
Thu, Sep 26, 2019
Source North Shore School Law
In reviewing a traffic ticket or DUI, the court generally reviews all the facts of your case. In some situations, the type of road you were driving on may become important. For example, does an officer have probable cause to stop you for improper lane usage if the road [...]
Thu, Sep 19, 2019
Source DUI Lawyer Skokie
You saw the school bus, but you honestly didn't see the stop sign extending from it. So you drove past the bus, and next thing you know, a police car signaled you to pull over. You would never intentionally disobey a school bus sign, and the whole thing [...]
Mon, Apr 29, 2019
Source North Shore School Law
Your son has been dating a16-year-old girl from his high school for several months. Although you cautioned him about premarital sex, everything you said went in one ear and out the other. To make matters worse, her father found out right after your son turned 18. Now he is [...]
Fri, Apr 05, 2019
Source North Shore School Law
Your child's school mailed you a letter, which came back as “undeliverable.” From that, the school inferred that you really live outside their district. They had an inspector watch your home, and now they are threatening to kick out your child and stick you with the bill. Once you [...]
Sat, Feb 16, 2019
Source North Shore School Law