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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.


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?

Answers to Common DUI Questions

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

Do you have questions about DUI in Illinois? We have answers!   Answers to Common DWI Questions    

Can You Get a DUI Below .08?

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

.08 blood alcohol content (BAC) is the legal limit but it is still possible to be arrested for DUI if your BAC is between .05 and .08 and there is additional evidence of being impaired. https://icjia.illinois.gov/researchhub/articles/alcohol-impaired-driving-in-illinois  

Rarely Discussed DUI Defenses

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | February 22, 2022

There are plenty of ways to mount a defense against DUI charges and pick apart the prosecution’s case. It is crucial to have an experienced defense lawyer on your side if you face DUI charges. Rarely Discussed Illinois DUI Defenses

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