In Illinois, there are different levels of retail theft charges for which the punishments can differ. A punishment can increase from misdemeanor to felony after a theft exceeds a relatively low monetary value. Retail theft

In Illinois, a defendant charged with a felony criminal offense is entitled to a bond hearing to determine the amount of bail. A person charged with an offense is allowed counsel at the hearing at

The City of Chicago recently saw the case of Jason Van Dyke, who was charged with first-degree murder. Before the jury began deliberating, they were told that they could also consider a second-degree murder conviction

  Under Illinois law, motorists being placed under arrest for Driving Under the Influence must be read their rights from a form called “Warning to Motorist.” Basically, this form states that if a subject refuses

DUI Dismissed on December 30, 2016. The State of Illinois recently dismissed a DUI (625 ILCS 5/11-501) against my client.  My client's case was not dismissed based on a legal technicality, but based on his perseverance

DUI Arrests The number of DUI fatalities has decreased by fifty percent since the 1980s. Further, the there are only about four (4) DUI arrests for every 10,000 Illinois drivers.  Illinois ranks 48th out of all 50

Possession of Alcohol by a Minor It is illegal for a person under the age of 21 to transfer, possess or consume alcoholic liquor in the state of Illinois with a few exceptions. New laws

Drug Possession Methorphan Illinois regularly prosecutes individuals who have sizzurp, lean, syrup, drank, barre, purple jelly, Texas tea, dirty Sprite, and Tsikuni. The prescription-strength cough syrups mixed with a carbonated beverage contains codeine and promethazine, not

Restricted Driving Permit During the Statutory Suspension The new 2016 DUI laws are taking effect. One of the most important changes to the law is the removal of the 6-208.1(g).: (g) (Blank). Following a statutory

Stalking No Contact Order Illinois courts hold civil stalking no contact proceedings for persons who cannot obtain relief under the Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986. The individual seeking the “no contact order” is known