Fourth Amendment Searches Can Be Based on Reasonable Mistakes of Law

The U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion in Heien v. North Carolina, which asked the Court to consider whether a mistake of law justifies a traffic stop and subsequent Fourth Amendment search and seizure. The Court held that it does, but only if the legal error is objectively reasonable. The Facts of Heien A North Carolina police

Potential Pitfalls of Concealed Carry in Illinois

Generally speaking, if a person possesses an Illinois Firearm Owner’s Identification Card (FOID), he or she may own a firearm, as long as it complies with all other relevant Illinois laws. If that person also holds a valid concealed carry permit, he or she may then carry their weapon in that manner. However, many gun owners

A Juvenile Adjudication Could Affect Future Education Opportunities

Although Illinois has made some major steps in their treatment of juvenile offenders, there are still collateral consequences that may impact their ability to pursue higher education. Learn more about the educational collateral consequences that juvenile offenders could face with help from the following information. You will also learn how you can protect your child and

Changes to Expungement Law Could Make a Major Difference for Many

The Illinois Criminal Identification Act (ICIA) governs numerous components of the state’s criminal system, including regulations about expungement of a person’s criminal record, and in recent months, it has undergone a major change. Since the law’s official modifications went into effect on January 1, 2017, some ex-convicts in Illinois have seen their lives change for the better.

The Difference Between Theft, Burglary, and Robbery Charges in Illinois

The terms theft, burglary, and robbery are often used synonymously and interchangeably in daily conversation, but the three are not the same. While your friends and family understand it to mean that items were taken without knowledge or approval, in a court of law, these terms indicate various behaviors and thus carry a variety of punishments

Resisting Arrest Can Lead to Serious Trouble

One of the most widely covered news stories of 2014 revolved around the death of Eric Garner in New York City. The circumstances surrounding his case have been hotly debated, as some insisted that the actions of the police were unwarranted, while others maintained that Garner’s own actions in resisting arrest ultimately led to his death. The tragic

Filing a Pre-Trial Motion to Dismiss Criminal Charges

An effective criminal defense attorney will not wait for a case to go to trial before mounting a defense of his client. For example, the attorney might consider filing a pre-trial motion to dismiss the charges. The motion must be filed within a reasonable time after the defendant has been arraigned and can be filed before or after

Restricted Driving Permits Joliet Illinois

When your driving privileges have been suspended or revoked due to a conviction of driving under the influence (DUI) or other violations, your life can be greatly affected. It may be extremely difficult for you to continue working, to attend school, or to attend alcohol education programs in accordance with court directives. Depending on the

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