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 […]

Our founding attorney, Jonathan James, was one of only two lawyers from the Rockford area to attend a trial skills class conducted by the Trial Lawyer’s College last weekend. The Trial Lawyers College is an organization that is dedicated to helping criminal defense attorneys and plaintiffs attorneys for personal injury, in the advancement of their […]

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 […]