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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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 […]

We are very excited about our new billboard that went up in the Rockford area this morning advertising our Rockford DUI Criminal Defense Services.  Our team used the lunch hour to swing by the location and admire the quality design and professional installation of the billboard, which is located just east of the Rock River […]

We are proud to announce that the Law Office of Jonathan James, LLC has been recognized by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys as one of the 10 Best Law Firms for Exceptional and Outstanding Client Service for 2018!  The Attorneys and Staff work hard to go above and beyond to ensure our clients […]

Attorney Mike Doyle appeared in Dekalb County this week where the Court returned a not guilty verdict on a DUI Drug case.  Our client was stopped for a lane violation and was eventually arrested for DUI Drug.  The arresting officer claimed our client was under the influence of cannabis despite not finding any cannabis on our […]

Today our founding Attorney Jonathan James successfully argued a petition to rescind statutory summary suspension which allowed our client to successfully regain driving privileges, despite refusing chemical testing. The court found that the arresting officer in the case did not perform standardized field sobriety testing pursuant to the guidelines promulgated within the NHTSA manual for […]

On January 16 we will be opening in our new location at 416 E State St in Historic Downtown Rockford. Work is currently under way renovating the new space and should be completed within a week. The attorneys and staff in our office are very excited about the new larger space and look forward to […]

We are happy to announce that Michael Doyle has joined our office as a senior associate attorney. Michael will be working in our Dekalb office and he will be handling criminal defense cases, license reinstatement, family law and expunging/sealing criminal records.

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