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Two Illinois Sheriffs Refuse to Enforce New Assault Weapons Laws

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | January 17, 2023

These two counties in Illinois are the exception, not the rule. Possessing these banned rifles or handguns in Illinois carries the risk of criminal charges and the penalties that come with a conviction. Lean more here.

Drive Safe This New Year

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | December 26, 2022

New Year’s is a fun time of joy and celebration, but amidst all the fun, you must be careful not to drink and drive. For a few tips on how you can keep yourself and others safe this year, click here.

Too Jolly to Drive: How to Avoid a DUI This Holiday Season

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | December 20, 2022

As Christmas and New Year’s Eve approach, plans to celebrate the season with friends and family may be in the works. If those plans include alcohol, keep the following tips in mind to keep you safe and out of legal trouble this holiday season. Holiday Driving Safety Tips · Tip 1: Have a Plan Make sure…
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Can You Drive Under the Influence of Marijuana in Illinois?

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | December 15, 2022

As of January 1, 2020, the recreational possession, consumption, and purchasing of marijuana in Illinois have been legal. Although it is not illegal to use marijuana, it is still illegal to drive under the influence of it. If you are caught doing so, you could face severe penalties, fines, and even jail time for driving under…
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What Exactly Is Probation?

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | November 18, 2022

Surely you have heard of the word probation, but do you know what it means? Probation is the sentence that can be given to someone instead of incarceration. Find out more information here.

Know the Law Before You Drive

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | November 2, 2022

Would you not enter a marathon before you knew how to walk? Chances are you would not. Therefore, you should only operate a vehicle once you know the law. https://www.ncdd.com/illinois-dui-laws  

Mental Impact of Car Accidents

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | October 25, 2022

Car accidents can cause not only physical distress but also mental. This distress can be seen in PTSD, anxiety, fearfulness, or many other forms. https://adaa.org/learn-from-us/from-the-experts/blog-posts/consumer/how-cope-trauma-after-accident

19 of the Worst DUI Excuses Ever Heard

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | October 17, 2022

When it comes to a DUI, no excuse can get you out of trouble, so you should not try. Although, some people still try and fail. Click here to learn some of the worst DUI excuses ever heard. https://www.northmetrotrafficschool.com/blog/dui-schools/19-excuses-you-need-to-stop-making-for-driving-drunk.html

Football Season DUI Risks

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | October 13, 2022

Are you ready to kick off football season? Do you have fun plans for game days? If you will be drinking, have a designated driver or alternate transportation to avoid a DUI offense, injury, or even death. Statistics · In 2019, Illinois had a total of 309 alcohol-related driving fatalities. · Eighteen of these fatalities involved…
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Biden’s Administration Takes a Leap Towards the Decriminalization of Marijuana

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | October 10, 2022

The Biden administration is taking the necessary steps to pardon thousands of Americans convicted of simple marijuana possession under federal law. https://apnews.com/article/biden-marijuana-government-and-politics-2d5e3d9e2cfbbbe3ee114536738894a8

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