2015

Blog Posts in 2015

Are Field Sobriety Tests Reliable?

When you have been pulled over by a highway patrol officer, it is important to realize that they are first acting on suspicion only. They do not know if you are actually driving under the influence ...
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Prostitution Crimes in Chicago

If movies and the media are to be believed, the criminal act of prostitution is a sex crime that occurs only if a sexual favor is purchased using currency. This is, however, not the case in reality. ...
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What are Police Observation Devices?

In many science-fiction movies that depict a harsh or dystopian future, the government and law enforcement agencies keep a constant watch on its citizens through robotic eyes stationed around the ...
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What to Do After a DUI/DWI

Have you been arrested for driving under the influence? A DWI/DUI arrest can be scary and stressful because you are not only facing a criminal charge, but also the loss of your license. How you ...
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Mitch Furman Represents Uber Driver Charged with Simple Assault

On February 1 st, the date of the Super Bowl, a Chicago woman enlisted an Uber driver to take her home. According to the woman, however, the driver became violent when she informed him that he had ...
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What are the Downsides of Submitting to a Field Sobriety Test?

When you have been pulled over by a police officer, especially if it is at night or the weekend, you can be pretty certain that they suspect you of drinking and driving, even before they say anything. ...
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Assault vs. Battery in Illinois

While assault and battery are often paired as charges, they are actually separate crimes, each with their own implications and consequences. On its own, assault implies the threat of harm, whether or ...
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Marijuana Laws and Crimes in Illinois

In recent years, many states have come to change their laws concerning marijuana use. Some states have legalized all use of cannabis; others have written tougher laws in hopes to eliminate use of the ...
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Common Mistakes in DUI Cases

Every year, thousands of individuals in Chicago are arrested and charged with drinking and driving. While this charge is fairly common, it can lead to serious penalties affecting your relationships, ...
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Criminal Convictions & Child Care

Criminal convictions have the ability to touch every aspect of your life, including relationships and employment. One of the biggest areas impacted by a criminal record is child care and Illinois ...
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Domestic Violence & Gun Ownership

Many studies have been done linking firearms and domestic violence. The statistics show that domestic violence incidents involving a gun are more likely to result in death, something which may have ...
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