Criminal Defense

Many people spend their entire lives without having any interaction with the police. However, one of the most common places a person will encounter a member of law enforcement is on the road while behind the wheel of their car. Whether you are a teenage driver who just got their license or an experienced driver […]

Today our founding Attorney Jonathan James finished a three day class 2 felony jury trial. Our client was charged with two counts of aggravated battery against two different police officers. There were eight total witnesses called during the trial which including several law enforcement officers. If found guilty, our client would have faced 3-7 years […]

Winnebago and Boone County Courthouses For the last couple of months, the Winnebago and Boone County Courthouses have been operating on a reduced traffic schedule to combat the spread of COVID-19.  During that time, the court was only allowing essential cases to be heard and all other matters were continued.  As of today, the 17th […]

Although the right to bear arms is protected by the 2nd Amendment to United States Constitution; for residents of Illinois, in order to legally possess or own firearms and/or ammunition, individuals must have a valid Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) card. The idea of a FOID Card was created in Illinois by the Firearm Owner’s Identification […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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