On January 1, 2018, a new law focused on Illinois gun crime called the Safe Neighborhoods Reform Act goes into effect. This is a “pilot program” that will expire on January 1, 2023. Illinois criminal defense lawyers Fagan, Fagan & Davis explain the effects on UUW and AUUW laws, and the increased sentences that result.
Illinois Unlawful Use of a Weapon law (UUW) changes in 2018 for non-violent first offenders under the age of 21. The new alternative sentencing program designed to rehabilitate. The Illinois criminal defense attorneys at Fagan, Fagan & Davis can help assess your eligibility.
Does the Slants Supreme Court ruling in Metal v Tam affect the Illinois hate crime law? The Chicago criminal lawyers at Fagan, Fagan & Davis discuss why it may.
Illinois law allows those with honorable discharge from the military to expunge some felony criminal convictions. Illinois expungement lawyer Jeffrey Fagan explains.
Do y'all remember Judge John White? He was the judge who made it a point to remind us all that our courts function to protect our constitutional rights. I'll share another memory of Judge White. It was a beautiful morning, early spring, a misdemeanor criminal court call in a Cook County suburb ...
Illinois Unlawful consumption of alcohol by a minor or minor in possession of alcohol are criminal offenses that can result in serious penalties including suspension of driving privileges.
Today would be Shelly Anderson's birthday. Sadly, Shelly passed away very recently. If you've had any interaction with our office over the last 14 years, you know who Shelly is, and you need no explanation how important she was to us. For those who don't, read on.
What will BACtrack's new Skyn device for the Apple watch and wearable smart devices mean for DUI in Illinois?
Memories of a Cook county Judge and his exemplary attitude towards the accused - "This Court sits to protect your Constitutional rights."
Chicago Police Department - Working Video and Audio Recording Required For Criminal and DUI Police Contacts
Chicago DUI and criminal defense lawyer Jeffrey Fagan discusses that Chicago Police Department interim Superintendent Escalante has made clear police vehicles are expected to have working video and audio recording capabilities, and if they don't, officers will face consequences.
It's Veteran's day, and while we join everyone today in honoring and showing gratitude to those who serve and have served, we want to take the opportunity to talk about Veterans dealing with criminal charges in Illinois courts. Illinois law has had law on the books since 2010 authorizing county ...
The Markham Courthouse is the Sixth municipal district court within the Cook county judicial system. The main business of the Court happens in the criminal trial courtrooms. Join us for a walk-through and discussion about a recent felony Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault jury trial.
A Chicago man was found guilty of Child Abduction in a Skokie courtroom this week according to the Chicago Tribune. We believe it's more likely he was convicted instead of the Illinois criminal offense of Unlawful Restraint. Read why inside.
Illinois State Police crime labs are under fire for shoddy DUI blood testing procedures including possibly switching samples and failure to conduct method validation studies.
Illinois DUI laws regarding permits after statutory summary suspension and revocation get a makeover.
Chicago DUI saturation patrols scheduled for the Jefferson Park district this weekend. The so-called "Strike Force" will also be ticketing other violations like speeding.
Illinois criminal lawyers explain why jury selection on trial requires awareness that smartphones, tablets and computers have become integral parts of our lives, creating social media and other online footprints that are fair game for scrutiny. Social media like Facebook and Google are now important tools in criminal jury selection.
The state of Illinois is one of 16 states, which uses laws to regulate happy hour promotions in an effort to stop driving under the influence DUI and to promote public safety.
The history of DUI in Illinois, 2002-2013
Illinois gun law gets an important update, including changes to Illinois UUW criminal provisions, Illinois criminal defense lawyers explain.
Chicago criminal and DUI lawyer discusses a new law proposed in Illinois decriminalizing possession of marijuana or cannabis, and affecting how DUI drugs can be charged in Illinois.
Guilty after jury trial. 29 years in prison. Actually innocent. Every criminal defense lawyer's nightmare.
Criminal defense attorneys in Chicago and around the country are cringing - 29 years after a man was convicted of criminal sexual assault by a jury, a confession by a similar-looking man results in a pardon from a Governor.
Presiding Cook County Criminal Court Judge Biebel to retire this summer
New Illinois DUI law coming to allow drivers suspended for DUI in Illinois to get a driving permit right away, and that's a very good and just thing.
We're proud to announce that attorney Steven H. Fagan, has been awarded an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell®, which is widely recognized in the legal world as one of the oldest and most trusted objective attorney rating services. Steven concentrates on misdemeanor and felony Criminal ...