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Illinois DUI and your Driver’s License: Statutory Summary Suspension

In Illinois, DUI offenses result in administrative and criminal penalties. If you are arrested for suspected DUI, you may find yourself facing both. While criminal charges and a conviction can permanently affect your criminal record, the civil penalties of a DUI can also have a negative impact on your day-to-day life. This article will discuss [...]

To Blow or Not to Blow? What You Need to Know About DUI Laws in Illinois

If you are pulled over or arrested in Illinois for suspected intoxicated driving, chances are you will be asked to take at least one sobriety test. These can include field exams meant to estimate sobriety, and chemical tests which measure blood alcohol content (BAC). Failing a field test can lead to a DUI arrest, and [...]

What Should I Bring to a Consultation with my Divorce Attorney?

At Dolci & Weiland, our family law and divorce lawyers offer initial consultations free of charge, which is to your benefit -- if you know how to make the most of the opportunity. A complimentary divorce consultation gives you a chance to form expectations for your divorce and to learn what the consulting attorney has [...]

New Law: Immunity for Illinois Underage Drinkers who Report Medical Emergencies

On January 1, 2016, a new Illinois amnesty law went into effect which offers the chance of immunity to underage drinkers who call 911 to get medical help for themselves or someone else. House Bill 1336 was debated and signed into law last year (2015). Why Illinois Changed Policy on Underage Drinking Prior to the [...]

IL Child Support Calculator: (2017) New Income Shares Model

The passage of Public Act 99-764 will create big changes in child support obligations for Illinois parents. On August 12, 2016, Governor Rauner signed Illinois House Bill (HB) 3982, amending the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (IMDMA). This new legislation, which goes into effect on July 1, [...]