Concealed Carry of Firearms in Illinois

Gun owners in Illinois are required to maintain a valid Firearm Owner’s Identification (FOID) card. This license enables individuals in the state to legally possess firearms and ammunition. Residents looking to carry their handguns concealed

There are a variety of burglary charges that defendants may encounter depending on the circumstances of their arrest. Let’s review a few of the most common types of burglary charges that individuals face in Illinois

In addition to Driving Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol (625 ILCS 5/11-501) or Aggravated Fleeing and Eluding (625 ILCS 5/11-204.1), there are other traffic offenses in Illinois that are serious, such as Reckless

There are a variety of factors that determine the type and severity of weapon charges a defendant may face in Illinois. Illinois has strict gun laws, but weapon charges are not limited to guns. According

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, defendants facing years of prison may not actually have to complete their entire sentence. Defendants are often eligible for sentence credit based on the completion of programs or services rendered while they are

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

Back in March 2015, the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board wrote an editorial on pending legislation that would remove "hard time." Generally, "hard time" is a period of time when a person charged with a DUI

An officer needs probable cause that a person is under the influence of alcohol before he or she can request them to submit to a breath test. Phase III of DUI Detection or the Pre-Arrest

DUI Detection. This is Part Two of a Three Part Series on DUI or OVI Detection. Many people eventually charged with DUI or OVI think that they got charged because they failed the breath test.

I’ve spoken to hundreds of people charged with driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. Most people charged with DUI or OVI do not completely grasped that the arresting officer was building a case against them

Who gets arrested in Cook County?  How about DuPage County? Are more men arrested than women?  More Blacks than whites?  Some organizations keep a records of arrests, but generally it is difficult get precise numbers

In Illinois, there are about 16 different types of theft offenses: Theft (720 ILCS 5/16-1), Theft or lost or mislaid property (720 ILCS 5/16-2), Identity theft (720 ILCS 5/16-30), Online theft by deception (720 ILCS

In Illinois, there are several chapters of offenses in the Illinois Compiled Statutes relating to drugs. They are: You can read the full description of the drugs offenses listed under these chapters at http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs3.asp?ActID=1876&ChapterID=53. In