Court Supervision in Illinois

Many of my clients ask me, “What is supervision?” In Illinois, if you are charged with a misdemeanor criminal offense you are most likely eligible for “Court Supervision” even if you are found guilty after

Under Illinois law, an individual commits “assault” when, “without lawful authority, he or she knowingly engages in conduct which places another in reasonable apprehension of receiving a battery.” That means that assault is committed when

The most serious misdemeanor offense you can face in Illinois is Domestic Battery (720 ILCS 5/12-3.2). Only a DUI (625 ILCS 5/11-503) may jeopardize your career, family circumstances, and personal life as much as a

In addition to Driving Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol (625 ILCS 5/11-501) or Reckless Driving (625 ILCS 5/11-503), there are other traffic offenses in Illinois that are serious, such as Aggravated Fleeing or

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

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