This is a tricky question and the answer has changed with recent changes in the law concerning cannabis DUI cases.  Traditionally, a driver in Illinois had an absolute right under the 4th amendment to refuse all chemical testing and field sobriety testing.  That is still true to some extent.  However, the Illinois legislature has decided […]

As social media platforms continue to grow, their prevalence in the courtroom does as well. According to the Pew Research Center’s “Social Media Use in 2021” upwards of 70% of adults in the United States have at least one active social media profile. Because of this plethora of information freely disseminated online, law enforcement officers […]

During life people all make mistakes or errors in judgement.  Some of these errors can have lasting impact on our lives going further, especially those instances which result in a criminal record.  An individual may want to move beyond this past history and seek to clean up their criminal record.  There could be several reasons […]

Receiving a traffic ticket is certainly not going to be the highlight of anyone’s day.  Whether its for driving a little too fast, rolling through a stop sign, or changing lanes without using your signal, traffic tickets can hurt your wallet with fines and costs and possibly increasing your insurance rates.  Get too many traffic […]

Our client was charged with Driving Under the Influence, and despite submitting to chemical testing that showed a BAC over the limit, Attorney Mike Doyle was able to successfully argue multiple hearings to suppress the breathalyzer result and to get the arrest quashed. Our client was stopped for improper lane use and submitted to both […]

Today our co-founding attorney Jonathan James was successful in arguing a preliminary hearing on behalf of our client in Stephenson County. In Illinois, before the State may proceed on felony charges, it must first have a probable cause determination hearing. The State has the option of either empaneling a grand jury or conducting a preliminary […]

Today, Attorney Jonathan James won another DUI case in Winnebago County. Even though our client had a BAC that was above the legal limit, Attorney James had filed a pretrial motion to suppress the evidence collected during the DUI investigation citing the arresting officer’s lack of probable cause to initiate a traffic stop or arrest […]

Today, one of our founding attorneys, Jonathan James, was able to secure a directed verdict after a jury trial in Stephenson County. Our client was charged with resisting or obstructing a peace officer. The arresting officer claimed that our client had obstructed a completely separate investigation after a traffic stop spilled over into our client’s […]

Today, one of our founding attorneys, Jonathan James, was able to secure a directed verdict of not guilty for one of our clients. Our client was charged with DUI in Winnebago County and the State’s Attorney’s office was vigorously prosecuting the case and assigned 2 attorneys to the trial team. During the State’s case, they […]

Reckless driving is one of the most serious traffic tickets that you can receive.  It is considered a class A misdemeanor which means you could face up to a year in jail, probation for up to two years, and fines and costs of up to $2,500.  Additionally, it could adversely affect your license in that […]

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