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 […]

We are happy to announce that our founding attorney, Jonathan James has been nominated for the best traffic attorney by the Rockford Register Star. We are honored to be considered one of the best traffic attorneys in the Rockford area and thank everyone for their continued support. If you would like to support us in […]

With public schools starting back, all drivers should take a minute to familiarize themselves with the laws in Illinois as they relate to stopping for School Buses.  It is illegal to pass a stopped school bus in either direction while the bus’s stop sign is out and children are loading or unloading.  The Illinois State […]

In Illinois, it is possible for your license to be suspended, even if you are found not guilty of Driving Under the Influence.  This is because Illinois is an “implied consent” state.  Basically, this means that by driving on a public highway in Illinois, you have automatically given consent for any law enforcement officer to […]

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Underage DUI in Illinois

Drivers under the age of 21 are subject to additional penalties when faced with the charge of Driving Under the Influence.  Most notably, the Zero Tolerance laws enacted by the State legislature provide that minors face a zero tolerance suspension of 3 months if there is chemical testing in excess of .00 and a suspension […]