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How Do I Appeal a FOID Revocation in Illinois?

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | April 22, 2024

Anyone wishing to carry firearms or ammunition in Illinois must apply for and receive a Firearm Owner’s Identification (FOID) card. The Illinois State Police (ISP) issues these documents, and they usually last for 10 years. However, the ISP can also revoke your FOID card for various reasons, such as upon conviction for certain crimes. If the ISP…
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Can You Have Your Gun in the Car if You Have a FOID Card?

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | March 25, 2024

Like all states, Illinois respects an individual’s Constitutionally protected right to bear arms. However, each state has its own laws in place regarding gun owners’ obligations and responsibilities, and Illinois is no exception. One of the state’s primary requirements is for all gun owners who are Illinois residents to carry a Firearm Owner’s Identification (FOID)…
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What Can Cause Removal of a FOID Card?

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | February 26, 2024

Anyone in Illinois who wants to legally carry a gun or ammunition must have a valid Firearm Owner’s Identification (FOID) card from the Illinois State Police (ISP). Applying for an FOID card is pretty simple, and they last for 10 years, as long as you don’t have any legal trouble. However, the authorities can revoke…
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Can My FOID Card Be Reinstated in Illinois?

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | January 18, 2024

Yes. A Firearm Owner’s Identification (FOID) card is a document that Illinois residents must have to own or possess firearms and ammunition legally. In certain situations, the state might seize or revoke a FOID card. The good news is that it’s possible to reinstate the card in certain situations. Here’s what you need to know about FOID…
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What Happens If You Get Three DUIs in Illinois?

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | December 27, 2023

If you’re facing a third DUI charge in Illinois, you might feel overwhelmed and uncertain about your future. The potential penalties you face are severe, possibly including hefty fines, probation, jail time, and significant consequences for your personal and professional life. Fortunately, a skilled defense attorney can work to shield you from these penalties. They…
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Can You Refuse to Take a Field Sobriety Test in Illinois?

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | November 22, 2023

Field sobriety tests are a highly subjective procedure that police officers may initiate if they suspect you have been drinking when they pull you over. Therefore, not only is it your right to decline to submit to field sobriety testing when pulled over by law enforcement – it is in your best interest to refuse….
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Dog Bite Law in Illinois: FAQs

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | November 1, 2023

For many in Northern Illinois, while dogs are cherished companions, there are times when their behavior can lead to unfortunate events. To help you understand the dog bite regulations in Illinois, we at Donahue & Walsh have compiled a list of frequently asked questions to provide clarity. Who Is Liable If a Dog Bites Someone…
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Should I Get a Lawyer for a DUI in Illinois?

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | October 4, 2023

DUI, or driving under the influence, is a severe criminal offense in Illinois. If the state prosecutor or district attorney handling your case obtains a conviction against you, the chances are that you will be looking at severe penalties – including a potential driver’s license suspension. After a police officer arrests you for DUI, you…
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DUI charges dropped against Hebron village president

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | May 8, 2023

After eleven months of actively fighting the charges and several hours of testimony on our motion to quash and suppress, charges against our client were dropped today, on the eve of trial. Pat Walsh said, “The lack of evidence has been there since day one and I’m happy the state’s attorneys office did the ethical…
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Donahue & Walsh, PC is the firm to choose if you are looking for an Attorney.

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | May 5, 2023

Donahue & Walsh, PC is the firm to choose if you are looking for an Attorney. They are razor sharp, know the laws, tough as nails and are pinpoint accurate on their advice. They are dedicated to their clients and their expertise is rock solid. Whether your case is large or small, this is who…
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