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Illinois residents cannot be barred from carrying a firearm within 1000 feet of a public park or school, although it is still illegal to carry a gun within a public park. In People v Chairez, the court held that while the rest of the Illinois Unlawful Use [...]
Tue, Jul 10, 2018
Source Skokie Criminal Lawyer
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
No matter how tempting it may be to strike out at your ex- through seemingly anonymous social media, you could be charged with stalking. In Illinois, stalking through social media can be prosecuted as “monitoring.” A recent Illinois case illustrates how manipulating social media such as Facebook can run [...]
Tue, Jul 03, 2018
Source Skokie Criminal Lawyer
You were driving your car when police stopped you for a broken taillight. The officer started out friendly enough but then began to suspect you of some type of wrongdoing. Now the officer has asked you to get out of your car. Has your stop become an arrest? [...]
Tue, Jun 19, 2018
Source DUI Lawyer Skokie
You've just been served with notice that your former domestic partner or spouse is seeking an order of protection against you. You believe the charges against you are false and merely designed to harass you. What can you do? If you are falsely accused, an attorney may be [...]
Tue, Jun 19, 2018
Source Skokie Criminal Lawyer
You've just been served notice that your former partner or spouse is seeking an order of protection against you. They are claiming that you abused them. How is abuse defined, and what are your options? Under the Illinois Domestic Violence Act, abuse is defined as “physical abuse, harassment, [...]
Mon, Jun 11, 2018
Source Skokie Criminal Lawyer
You have just been arrested for your first DUI. You are mortified and afraid that you may be fired or might have a hard time finding a new job. Can you get your DUI reduced to a reckless driving? Is there any advantage in doing so? Under limited [...]
Mon, Jun 04, 2018
Source DUI Lawyer Skokie
If you are stopped for an Illinois DUI, the officer will likely ask you to perform field sobriety tests. Refusing these tests increases the length of your driver's license suspension but may improve your chances of winning at trial. If you take the tests, however, a lot may depend [...]
Thu, May 24, 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
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