I Think A Police Robot Just Scanned My License Plate!

If the police in Chicago or elsewhere want to ask you some questions, pull your car over or search your home, they’re going...
Can Police Force Me to Give Blood, Breath or Urine When Arrested for DUI?

Can Police Force Me to Give Blood, Breath or Urine When Arrested for DUI?

Illinois is one of only a handful of states that has expanded the ability of police to obtain certain scientific evidence even when...

Will an Illinois Expungement Erase my Whole Criminal History?

Once upon a time in America, there was no such thing as the internet! I know, right? It didn’t come into common use until...

Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire! Can Chicago Police Lie to Children?

Remember when you were a child? There were just a couple important rules that every child needed to follow to avoid being punished....

Cannabis Laws in Chicago and Across Illinois

Weed became legal in Illinois when the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act was signed into law on June 25, 2019. The Cannabis Regulation...

New Illinois Law Affects Driver’s Licenses, Police, Bail and Criminal Cases

Known as the “SAFE-T Act”, (for Safety, Accountability, Fairness and Equity), the Illinois Senate and House passed a wide-ranging criminal justice reform Act...

The Thin Blue Line Between Murder and Mistake

The Death of George Floyd This week, Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis Police Officer convicted for the May 20, 2020 murder of George...

Chicago Police Shooting of Adam Toledo and the Importance of Video Evidence

During the early morning hours of March 29th, in a dark alley in the Chicago Little Village neighborhood, 13 year-old Adam Toledo was...

The Derek Chauvin Trial and the Importance of Witness Testimony

When describing their cases, some clients commonly tell us that their case should be a “slam dunk” in court because “it’s just my...

Hidden Cameras Lead to Criminal Charges and Lawsuits in Chicago

Recently, eleven former and current employees of Aspen Dental in Crestwood filed lawsuits for civil damages arising from illegal videotaping that occurred in...