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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, [...]

8 Ways to Prepare for the Financial Burden of Divorce

If you are in a position where divorce seems like a likely option, thinking about the entire process can be daunting and overwhelming. Making the decision is often difficult enough, let alone facing all the legal obstacles that often pop up during a divorce case. A divorce case handled improperly can have a severe impact [...]

By | October 13th, 2016|Categories: Divorce Law, Family Law|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Consequences of a DUI Conviction

In the state of Illinois, you can be charged and convicted of DUI if you are caught driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08% or higher. Additionally, if you are caught driving with a BAC that falls between .05% - .08%, you can also be charged with DUI if you are determined to [...]

By | October 6th, 2016|Categories: Criminal Law, Illinois DUI Law|Tags: , , , , |

10 Ways to Beat a DUI

There can be a lot of stress involved with a DUI charge, considering the severity of the possible consequences - ranging from a suspended license or high fines to even facing jail time. But just because you have been charged with a DUI, it doesn't mean you have no hope of fighting and beating the [...]