ARRESTED FOR A FELONY IN COOK COUNTY? WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER THE ARREST & BOND HEARING Everyone knows what happens when you get arrested. You’ve seen on TV, on Cops, or any one of the numerous reality law enforcement shows. The cops show up, the cuffs go on, and in the squad car you go. […]
NOT JUST TEXTING WHILE DRIVING: In 2014, using a phone without a hands-free device became illegal. Basically, from 2010-2014, you could use your cellphone while driving, you just couldn’t text. Once 2014 hit, it became illegal to operate any “electronic communication device” while driving. Illinois law defines an “electronic communication device” as “an electronic device, […]
ILLINOIS TEXTING BAN GETS SOME TEETH These days, everyone seems to have a 5th appendage. Two hands, two feet, and a smartphone. And there’s nowhere we aren’t checking them, scrolling, putting them in an out of our pockets. Work, home, bed, bathroom, bar. Out to dinner, at home for dinner. With your friends, in front […]Illinois law, texting while driving
WHAT IS ARMED VIOLENCE? It sounds more like a movie starring Liam Nielson than a crime. It’s not. Unless it’s a really bad one that ends with you going to prison for a minimum of 15 years. In reality, and as a crime, it’s not much better. Outside of first degree murder and […]
Attention Cannabis Enthusiasts: Set your clocks. In less than 6 months, Illinois will join Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington as the 11th state to legalize marijuana. Though not a state, we can’t also forget about D.C., which legalized marijuana in 2015. However, Illinois’s marijuana legalization is distinct from all […]CANNABIS LEGALIZATION IN Chicago, CANNABIS LEGALIZATION IN ILLINOIS
Chicago is now part of the electric scooter nationwide revolution. Sadly, Only two weeks into the city’s new electric scooter pilot program, Chicago marked it’s first electric scooter related murder. On June 26, 2019, a 17 year old got shot and killed in Humboldt Park while riding on an electric scooter. It’s always a few […]Chicago DUI, DUI, Illinois DUI, Scooter DUI
DO I HAVE TO SHOW POLICE MY ID? When the police ask something, anything, it’s not really asking, is it? If they ask you for ID, do you have to show it to them? Like most encounters with the police, that depends. Specifically on the type of police encounter and your relation to it. When […]
If you get charged with a crime, you’ve probably got a lot of questions. Am I going to jail? To prison? What’s going to happen to my record? How will this affect my job or my future? What are the consequences of this? But the biggest question thing you want to know is: What are […]
What are people getting arrested for in Chicago & Cook County? What’s happening with their cases? What types of results do people get in their cases?
It is understandable someone would want to carry a loaded gun to protect themselves on the streets of Chicago. Just turn on the news. Look at the crime statistics over the last ten years. Violence is an everyday part of life in some parts of Chicago. No doubt, carrying a gun can protect you from that violence. It’s also a constitutional right.