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  Zoom has made court appearances for your traffic ticket easier than ever. Even if you are out of state, you can join court on your phone or laptop, although it remains to be seen if zoom court will continue after the state has fully reopened. But what if you still can’t [...]
Sat, Jun 12, 2021
Source DUI Lawyer Skokie
As U.S. Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart once famously said about obscenity: “I know it when I see it.” If you are charged with child pornography, your case may likewise depend on how your particular judge sees it. Under 720 ILCS 5/11-20.1, the offense of child pornography includes [...]
Sun, Jun 06, 2021
Source Skokie Criminal Lawyer
After an accident, you were taken to a hospital and your blood was tested. The results gave you a blood alcohol result that was way over the legal limit. Can you challenge the testing? The answer depends on who did the test and why. If the police did not follow proper procedures [...]
Fri, May 21, 2021
Source DUI Lawyer Skokie
After a witness at a crime scene picked you out of a group of photos, police asked you to participate in a line up. You stood alongside several other subjects, but something didn’t seem quite right. For one thing, you were the only person wearing a t-shirt [...]
Mon, May 17, 2021
Source Skokie Criminal Lawyer
In Illinois, you commit battery if you knowingly without legal justification by any means (1) cause bodily harm or (2) make physical contact of an insulting or provoking nature with an individual. (See 720 ILCS 5/12-3). Under Illinois law, “knowingly” means you were consciously aware that your [...]
Mon, May 03, 2021
Source Skokie Criminal Lawyer
When you are arrested, an officer must read your Miranda rights. If you keep talking, you may be giving up those rights. Once you have clearly invoked your right to an attorney, any police interrogation must stop unless you initiate communication. If instead police restart the conversation, your [...]
Mon, Apr 26, 2021
Source Skokie Criminal Lawyer
The answer is generally no. The Fourth Amendment protects you from warrantless searches in places where you have a reasonable expectation of privacy unless the search falls under an exception to the warrant requirement, such as when an item is in plain view. But when do you have a “reasonable expectation of [...]
Tue, Apr 20, 2021
Source DUI Lawyer Skokie
You like driving late at night.  It’s quiet, and it lets you think.  One night, you pulled over to eat in a store’s parking lot.  The store had been closed for several hours, and the area was deserted.  An officer spotted you and came over to investigate.  He smelled alcohol [...]
Sat, Apr 03, 2021
Source DUI Lawyer Skokie
It may seem silly, but you can be disciplined for something otherwise perfectly legal at home if you do it in front of a school camera. For example, a Colorado 12-year-old was suspended for briefly passing a toy gun in front of a camera during an online art class. (See [...]
Mon, Mar 15, 2021
Source North Shore School Law
The answer is yes, but it is important to read your school district’s policies carefully to understand all the ins and outs of the rules. For example, the Chicago Public Schools Policy Manual Sec. 502.1 requires teachers hired after November 20, 1996 to move into the City within six months [...]
Tue, Jan 05, 2021
Source North Shore School Law
However you may feel about COVID restrictions, school administrators are taking this public safety threat very seriously. As a result, you could actually face school expulsion if you ignore the rules. For example, University of Illinois requires all students, employees and visitors to wear masks inside any university facility, building [...]
Fri, Nov 13, 2020
Source North Shore School Law
Under Illinois law, a teacher who is past their probationary period cannot be removed except for cause. But what is cause? Cause may be remediable or irremediable. Remediable conduct may include substandard teaching. Irremediable conduct may include conduct that is cruel, immoral, negligent or criminal or in any [...]
Sat, Oct 10, 2020
Source North Shore School Law