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In these times of highly publicized school shootings, it is no surprise that authorities take any threats against a school extremely seriously. In Illinois, such threats may be charged as disorderly conduct. Under 720 ILCS 5/26-1(a)(3.5), you commit disorderly conduct when you knowingly transmit or cause to be [...]
Fri, Nov 09, 2018
Source Skokie Criminal Lawyer
You didn't want your ex- to think they could outsmart you. So you placed an electronic tracking device on their phone. In so doing, you have violated the Illinois cyberstalking law, which prohibits knowingly, surreptitiously, and without lawful justification, placing electronic monitoring software on an electronic communication device [...]
Wed, Oct 31, 2018
Source Skokie Criminal Lawyer
We all know that drunk driving is something you shouldn't do. But legally speaking, what exactly is it? How does a court decide when you crossed the line and became too drunk to drive? Under 625 ILCS 5/11-501(a)(2), a person should not drive or be in actual physical control [...]
Mon, Oct 29, 2018
Source DUI Lawyer Skokie
Your child really is a good kid. But like many teens, he is still pushing his limits, which can result in some pretty bone-headed behavior. Now, the school is upset over something he posted on Facebook. You know he was just being silly, but the school isn't laughing. [...]
Wed, Oct 17, 2018
Source North Shore School Law
Under certain circumstances having a box of Sudafed can turn into a Class 4 felony. In Illinois, you may not knowingly purchase, receive, own or otherwise possess any product that contains a methamphetamine precursor if you already have been convicted or have received supervision for a methamphetamine offense. However, [...]
Wed, Oct 17, 2018
Source Skokie Criminal Lawyer
You really were doing nothing wrong. You didn't run a stop sign, and you weren't speeding. You'd had more than a couple drinks at the bar, but your driving was just fine. Then suddenly the police are behind you. During the stop, they found the cocaine under [...]
Thu, Oct 11, 2018
Source DUI Lawyer Skokie
Texting can be a little too easy and nearly instantaneous. If you are angry or otherwise impaired, there isn't much standing between you and your own bad judgment. So you hit send on that ill-advised message and the next thing you knew, the police were at your door. [...]
Mon, Oct 08, 2018
Source Skokie Criminal Lawyer
You noticed the officer's car behind you. You'd had a few drinks but your driving was really spot on. Then you made a left turn into the far lane of an intersection. The officer signals you to pull over. He smelled the alcohol on your breath and now you're [...]
Mon, Oct 01, 2018
Source DUI Lawyer Skokie
You've seen this movie at least twice. The police pulled you over for a traffic offense, smelled alcohol on your breath and the next thing you knew, you were under arrest. Because it's your third time, the state has upgraded your charges to Aggravated DUI. What can happen to [...]
Sun, Sep 09, 2018
Source DUI Lawyer Skokie
It could have been a teachable moment. Instead, Paul Boron, a 13-year-old middle school student in Manteno, IL, is facing felony charges. Did he slip someone a date rape drug at a party? Was he dealing drugs? Was he sexting? None of the above. His crime: recording a conversation between [...]
Fri, Jul 20, 2018
Source North Shore School Law
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
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