Every January 1st in Illinois brings with it, cold temperatures, heavy snow, and usually a ton of new laws on the books. However, because 2020 was like no other year, only a handful of laws will go into effect on 1/1/21. In contrast, in January of 2020, more than 200 laws and policies went into […]

Many people spend their entire lives without having any interaction with the police. However, one of the most common places a person will encounter a member of law enforcement is on the road while behind the wheel of their car. Whether you are a teenage driver who just got their license or an experienced driver […]

Today our founding Attorney Jonathan James finished a three day class 2 felony jury trial. Our client was charged with two counts of aggravated battery against two different police officers. There were eight total witnesses called during the trial which including several law enforcement officers. If found guilty, our client would have faced 3-7 years […]

Winnebago and Boone County Courthouses For the last couple of months, the Winnebago and Boone County Courthouses have been operating on a reduced traffic schedule to combat the spread of COVID-19.  During that time, the court was only allowing essential cases to be heard and all other matters were continued.  As of today, the 17th […]

Although the right to bear arms is protected by the 2nd Amendment to United States Constitution; for residents of Illinois, in order to legally possess or own firearms and/or ammunition, individuals must have a valid Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) card. The idea of a FOID Card was created in Illinois by the Firearm Owner’s Identification […]

We are happy to announce that Gretchen Collins has joined our team and will be working as the Office Manager in our Rockford Office. Gretchen attended Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Government Pre-Law in 2019. Gretchen was born and raised in the Northern Illinois area and […]

On March 20, 2020 Illinois Governor Pritzker issued an executive order requiring Illinois residents to stay-at-home to help contain the outbreak of the corona virus.  This order went into effect on March 20, 2020 at 5pm and will remain in effect until April 7, 2020.  The order requires Illinois residents to remain at their house […]

Orders of protection are court orders that are designed to protect one family or household member from the actions of another.  They are governed by the Illinois Domestic Violence Act.  An order of protection is a civil order and not criminal in nature.  However, if the order of protection is granted and the Respondent violates […]

In Illinois, if a person is convicted as an adult or adjudicated delinquent as a minor of certain sex crimes, he or she will be required to register as a sex offender. This means that their photo, name, and address are placed on a published list of sex offenders in the state. In addition to […]

Our founding Attorney, Jonathan James, sat down with Good Day Stateline to discuss the new recreational cannabis laws that are going to be effective starting January 1, 2020. The new legislation was signed by the Illinois Governor in June of 2019 and will allow Illinois residents to possess up to 30 grams of cannabis. Follow […]

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