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When you are arrested for DUI in Illinois, the Secretary of State automatically suspends your driver's license on the 46th day after your arrest. You may be able to overturn that suspension, particularly on a first offense. Illinois law sets out four specific grounds upon which to fight: (1) [...]
Sat, Jul 11, 2020
Source DUI Lawyer Skokie
The answer is yes, if the search falls under the “automobile exception” to the warrant requirement. Because automobiles are mobile, a driver could easily take off with the evidence before police have time to get a warrant. Therefore, the automobile exception allows officers to search your car without a warrant if [...]
Fri, Jul 03, 2020
Source DUI Lawyer Skokie
The answer is yes. Given the right circumstances, you can petition the governor to reduce a life sentence, and such petitions have been granted. The governor of Illinois has full power to commute any sentence or issue a pardon for any petitioner he or she deems is [...]
Fri, Jul 03, 2020
Source Skokie Criminal Lawyer
After having too much to drink, you were involved in an auto accident and taken to the emergency room. The nurse was very friendly while taking a sample of your blood. The hospital had your blood tested for alcohol which showed you were way over the legal limit. [...]
Sat, Jun 27, 2020
Source DUI Lawyer Skokie
It's been many years since your loved one was sent to prison. You believe that he or she has more than paid any debt to society. Is there anything you can do to help your loved get out early? The answer is yes, depending on the [...]
Wed, Jun 17, 2020
Source Skokie Criminal Lawyer
The answer is yes. In Illinois, you may be guilty of DUI if you are in actual physical control of a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. To convict you, the state need only show that you had the capability or potential of operating the car. To determine actual control, [...]
Mon, Jun 08, 2020
Source DUI Lawyer Skokie
You commit the offense of resisting arrest if you knowingly resist or obstruct someone you know is a peace officer, firefighter, or correctional institution employee in performing any authorized act within their official capacity. See 720 ILCS 5/31-1. Resisting arrest is a Class A Misdemeanor, punishable by up [...]
Tue, Jun 02, 2020
Source Skokie Criminal Lawyer
Events in the news have sparked public outrage, which has resulted in protests and civil unrest. Sometimes these protests get out of hand, and participants may find themselves arrested for an offense such as reckless conduct. Under Illinois law, you commit reckless conduct when you, by any means [...]
Mon, Jun 01, 2020
Source Skokie Criminal Lawyer
Under the law, public schoolteachers cannot be fired except for cause. In many cases, a teacher may go through a remediation process in order to keep their job. But some types of conduct are not eligible for that process. What kind of charges allow a Board of Education to bypass [...]
Wed, Apr 29, 2020
Source North Shore School Law
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
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