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 […]

Starting on January 1, 2020, Illinois will become the 11th state in the country to legalize recreational cannabis.  HB 1438 was signed into law by Governor JB Pritzker in June of this year.  The new law will regulate cannabis similar to how alcohol is regulated.  Adults over 21 may purchase marijuana at state-licensed dispensaries, however, […]

The domestic battery laws in Illinois are constantly changing and the Legislature is always adding new penalties for persons convicted of domestic battery.  Simply being charged with domestic battery can have a severe impact on your job, educational opportunities, and your right to own a firearm.  The laws concerning domestic battery are very complicated and […]

Although every person charged with a crime is innocent until proven guilty, simply being accused of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in Illinois may result in further consequences outside of court. These consequences include the temporary loss of your driving privileges. The length of time your license will be suspended depends on […]

We are happy to announce that Attorney Jason Tempin has joined our office as an associate attorney. Jason will be working in our Rockford office and he will be handling criminal defense cases, license reinstatement, and expunging/sealing criminal records.  Prior to joining our team, Jason gained valuable experience by working in the Winnebago County Public […]

There are many new laws going into effect starting July 1.  These include increasing the gas tax by 19 cents per gallon, increasing fees for petty traffic offenses from $120 to $164, and using your cell phone while operating a vehicle will now be considered a moving violation.  Currently, motorist who are caught using an […]