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In most cases, the police cannot forcibly draw your blood or urine without a warrant. But what if it's the doctor who's forcing the tests as part of your treatment plan? According to a recent Illinois appellate case, the state can use forcibly drawn tests, provided the hospital is not acting [...]
Mon, Feb 12, 2018
Source DUI Lawyer Skokie
When police arrest you, they are permitted to make a search incident to the arrest. But the search must still be within certain limits. How far a search may go is fact specific, and different judges may see the circumstances differently. Generally, subject to certain exceptions, an [...]
Mon, Feb 12, 2018
Source Skokie Criminal Lawyer
You recently got into a fistfight with your ex-significant other. The police arrived and now you have been charged with domestic battery. But your relationship ended some time ago. Is it still domestic battery? The answer is yes. A recent Illinois Supreme Court decision held [...]
Fri, Feb 02, 2018
Source Skokie Criminal Lawyer
You were driving somewhat erratically, when police stopped you. The officer suspected you were driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. In reality, you suffer from a medical condition, but the officer didn't believe you. Now, you have been arrested for DUI, and the state has automatically [...]
Fri, Feb 02, 2018
Source DUI Lawyer Skokie
You are at a party doing some opioids or methamphetamines when one of your friends becomes unresponsive. You are afraid if you will be arrested if you call for help. But if you don't, your friend may die. What should you do? This very dilemma has [...]
Fri, Jan 26, 2018
Source Skokie Criminal Lawyer
You were driving home from a friend's when police stopped you for speeding. The police then suspected you might have narcotics in your car. They asked if they could look in your car. You said yes, but how far does that consent really go? Are there limits to how [...]
Sat, Jan 20, 2018
Source DUI Lawyer Skokie
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
Recently, you were charged with selling drugs. The police say you were under surveillance, and they caught you in the act. Something about this doesn't seem right. Where was this surveillance located? The state doesn't want to tell. Do you have a right to know? [...]
Tue, Jan 09, 2018
Source Skokie Criminal Lawyer
An Illinois Appellate Court recently struck down part of the Illinois statute on alcohol testing. Section 625 ILCS 5/11-501.2(c) required that a driver submit to blood, breath or bodily fluid testing for drugs or alcohol where the officer has probable cause to believe that the driver caused death or [...]
Fri, Dec 29, 2017
Source DUI Lawyer Skokie
The answer is no. Under Illinois law, school districts have great discretion in expelling students. But this discretion is not unlimited. A court may overturn a school district's decision if it is arbitrary, unreasonable, capricious or oppressive. If the district expels your child and the decision seems especially unfair, you may [...]
Mon, May 15, 2017
Source North Shore School Law
Even the smartest kids can engage in some not so swift conduct during high school. The threat of a child's school expulsion often comes as a shock. Even so, some parents are reluctant to spend the money to hire an attorney to assist their child. They try talking to the [...]
Mon, Feb 27, 2017
Source North Shore School Law
If you are in school, getting caught with illegal drugs can lead to your expulsion, and you could also be charged with a felony. The criminal penalties can be greater if you knowingly manufactured, delivered or possessed with intent to deliver a controlled substance such as heroin or cocaine within [...]
Mon, Sep 12, 2016
Source North Shore School Law