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You commit domestic battery if you knowingly without legal justification by any means: (1) cause bodily harm to any family or household member; (2) makes physical contact of an insulting or provoking nature with any family or household member. (See 720 ILCS 5/12-3.2.) To be convicted of domestic [...]
Mon, Jan 18, 2021
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Under Illinois law, there are three kinds of first degree murder. Intentional murder where you intend to kill or do great bodily harm to another knowing that your actions will cause death;Strong probability murder: Where you know your acts create a strong probability of death or great bodily [...]
Wed, Jan 13, 2021
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If you are arrested for DUI when you are under age 21, you can face somewhat stiffer penalties than if you were older.  For one thing, the Illinois Secretary of State can revoke your driving privileges for at least two years for a first conviction.  Further, under Zero Tolerance, you [...]
Fri, Jan 08, 2021
Source DUI Lawyer Skokie
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
In the 1944 comedy, Arsenic and Old Lace, Cary Grant’s character, Mortimer, finds a body in the window seat. It turns out that Mortimer’s elderly aunts have been murdering lonely, old bachelors “to end their suffering” by serving them arsenic-spiked elderberry wine. Mortimer’s brother, Teddy, assists the aunts by [...]
Fri, Jan 01, 2021
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You left your car at your friend’s house while you were out of town. You wanted the car moved every few days so you left him the keys.  While you were gone, the police stopped your friend in the car and asked to search it based on suspicion that it [...]
Wed, Dec 30, 2020
Source DUI Lawyer Skokie
If the police give you an order, are you obstructing a peace officer if you refuse? The answer may depend on whether your actions “materially” obstructed the officer in his or her official duties. Under 720 ILCS 5/31-1(a) you commit a Class A misdemeanor when you knowingly resist [...]
Fri, Dec 18, 2020
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Once you are arrested for DUI, the Secretary of State usually suspends your driver’s license for at least six months beginning on the 46th day after your arrest.  Your attorney may file a petition to rescind or overturn that suspension.  In some cases, the sooner an attorney can file that [...]
Sat, Dec 12, 2020
Source DUI Lawyer Skokie
While you can still be convicted of DUI without a breathalyzer, the prosecution’s job certainly is a bit harder. To find you guilty of DUI, the state must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you were both driving and impaired.  A breathalyzer reading above .08 raises a presumption that you were [...]
Wed, Nov 25, 2020
Source DUI Lawyer Skokie
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
Under Illinois law, you may only be terminated as a teacher for cause once your probationary period has expired. To do so, however, the school district must follow certain procedures. See: 105 ILCS 5/34-85. If the alleged “cause” is remediable, you must receive a reasonable written warning specifically stating [...]
Wed, Sep 09, 2020
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