In recent years, the State of Illinois has passed several laws easing the restrictions on possession of cannabis and the possible ramifications that marijuana possession can have on a person’s criminal record.  The Decriminalization Law passed in July of 2016 made possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana a civil law violation instead of […]

Thus far in 2019, sixteen police officers have been killed or injured on Illinois roadways while conducting traffic stops.  This is a substantial increase over the same period in 2018.  Because of this, law enforcement has stepped up their efforts to catch drivers who are unsafely passing police vehicles while they are engaged in traffic […]

The Illinois Supreme Court has found the laws banning the carrying or possession of stun guns and tasers unconstitutional.  In a consolidated appeal of People v. Webb and People v. Greco, the Illinois Supreme Court unanimously found that stun guns and tasers are bearable arms entitled to the protection of the second amendment and that […]

We are pleased to announce that our founding attorney, Jonathan James, has recently published a book on domestic battery defense strategies in Illinois. In the book Defending Domestic Battery, Attorney Jonathan James gives you the tools you need to understand domestic battery prosecutions and explains the legal strategies that can be used to avoid a […]

The Illinois Legislature enacted the Firearm Concealed Carry Act in 2013 allowing properly licensed individuals the right to carry concealed firearms. The Concealed Carry License (CCL) is an additional license that essentially follows the Illinois Firearm Owner’s Identification (FOID) Card because one must have the right to possess firearms before they can be given the […]

As of 2016, Illinois law has decriminalized possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana so that you can now only get a ticket, similar to what you get for minor traffic violations. The new law also provides that the record of these marijuana tickets will automatically be expunged after the fine has been paid. The […]

Nobody’s relationship is perfect, and it is not unusual for couples to argue, but sometimes those arguments can quickly get out of hand. If the police are called due to a couple fighting, then a simple argument can suddenly turn into a domestic battery charge. Domestic Battery can be charged regardless of whether there is […]

We are proud to announce that Attorney Jennifer Kotalik has been recognized by the Association of American Trial Lawyers as one of the 40 Attorneys under 40 in the area of criminal defense law.  The Association of American Trial Lawyers identifies outstanding lawyers who elevate the level of legal representation in their region and field of […]

Appellate Court Upholds Win On DUI Case

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This week the 2nd District Appellate Court was unanimous in upholding the trial court’s decision to quash our client’s arrest for DUI and rescind the suspension of our client’s driver’s license.  During the representation of our client, our office filed a motion to quash arrest and a petition to rescind statutory summary suspension with the […]

DUI Laws in Illinois apply to people who are under the influence of alcohol as well as persons who may be under the influence of drugs.  If a Police officer suspects that you are under the influence of any type of drug, even prescription drugs, you may be arrested for DUI.  While the elements of […]