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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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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.


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  


NIU Campus Report Shows an Increase in Crime

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | October 6, 2022

Northern Illinois University recently released its annual safety and security report. This report displays crime statistics from the 2021 school year and ways to stay safe during the 2022-2023 school year. To access this report and learn more about the statistics, click here.


DUI vs. DWI

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | September 28, 2022

Have you ever wondered about DUI, DWI, and OWI? Different states use different acronyms for crimes involving driving while impaired, and each state has its own laws regarding it. Illinois uses the term DUI for driving under the influence. Click here to learn the specificities of Illinois law.


What Should You Do When Pulled Over?

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | May 24, 2022

“Choose a sober ride.” “Limit how much you drink.” “Walk home if you have to.” There is no shortage of advice for how to avoid driving under the influence (DUI). Planning ahead this Memorial Day weekend can save you a giant headache in more ways than one. However, we know some of you are going…
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Free Initial Consultation!

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | May 4, 2022

Did you know we offer FREE initial consultations? We believe that this is the best way for someone to get to know an attorney as both a person, and advocate. A free initial consultation can help the client develop a sense of trust, comfort, and connection with an attorney before beginning the legal process tailored…
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Will a Wisconsin OWI Follow You Home?

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | April 28, 2022

A refresher on out-of-state drunk driving charges, just in time for peak travel season. Will An Alcohol Offense In Wisconsin Follow You Home?


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