Criminal Defense

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

New Billboard on Riverside

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 […]

Whitney Zier Joins Our Team

We are happy to announce that Whitney Zier has joined our office as a paralegal. Whitney will be working in our Rockford office and she will be handling criminal defense cases, license reinstatement, and expunging/sealing criminal records.  Whitney graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and Business Law from Columbia College.  Prior […]

We are happy to announce that Jennifer Kotalik has joined our office as an associate attorney. Jennifer will be working in our Rockford office and she will be handling criminal defense cases, license reinstatement, and expunging/sealing criminal records.  Prior to joining our firm, Jennifer worked as a personal injury attorney in downtown Chicago, where she […]

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 […]