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Helping party guests avoid a DUI

The holiday season is fast approaching, and with it comes invitations and party guests. Often, along with a gorgeous spread of food, comes stocking your home bar with drinks. While you hope that your friends and family will make responsible choices about driving home...

Will a plea deal stand in the way of an appeal?

Being accused of a crime can be a frightening time in anyone’s life. The prosecution wastes no time making the case against you, and everyone charging you is an expert in the law. One mistake or false accusation can quickly become a complicated issue. When the...

When can police search my car?

You can probably point to a culmination of movies, television and news clips for the confusion you feel when you try to recognize when police can and cannot search your vehicle. Even people who have been through an officer’s search of their vehicle may not fully...

Is an open container ever ok in Illinois?

During a time when going out with friends and loved ones is difficult, Illinois officials decided to make a change to some open container laws to support both the restaurant industry and its patrons. It is important to note that the law changes do not make it legal...

Was your Breathalyzer result accurate?

If you are facing charges of drunk driving in Illinois, you know you are up against something that could change the course of your life. These are serious allegations, and a conviction could result in penalties that will affect your personal and professional life for...

What should I know about e-warrants?

When you think about police officers getting a warrant, you may recall scenes from movies and television where officers must appear in court, or, at the very least, get a judge on the phone. The officer talks to the judge about probable cause, and the judge issues a...

Should I refuse a field sobriety test?

The last thing you want to see on your way home from a night out is flashing lights in your rear-view mirror. You know that those lights never bring good news. After you respectfully answer the officer’s questions, they ask you to step out of your vehicle. Even if you...