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Traffic Stop Leads To 9 Criminal Charges

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | October 17, 2021

A traffic stop in Arlington Heights demonstrates that, once you have been pulled over, things can always get worse. Source: https://patch.com/illinois/arlingtonheights/9-charges-made-dui-arrest-blotter    

The Past Is In The Past, Right? Wrong.

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | September 26, 2021

Not if that past includes an arrest or criminal charge. That past incident can continue to haunt you, preventing you from obtaining a professional license or limiting your educational opportunities. Our attorneys can help you determine if you are eligible for expungement and begin the process of restoring your good name.

License Revocation

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | September 2, 2021

There are many possible Illinois traffic offenses, which are each assigned a certain number of points. Examples of such offenses and the number of points associated with these offenses are as follows: -Squealing or screeching tires = 10 points assigned to your license -Supervising a minor driver while under the influence = 20 points assigned…
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Possession of Meth in Illinois

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | June 15, 2021

If you possess less than 15 grams of meth in the state of Illinois, you may be charged with a Class 4 felony. Penalties could include time in prison, and heavy fines. Crystal methamphetamine is a Schedule II substance under the Controlled Substances Act. At Donahue & Walsh, P.C. we aim to guard your future…
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State of Illinois Driver’s License Suspension

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | June 11, 2021

What is the difference between suspension and revocation of your driver’s license in the state of Illinois? A suspension of your driver’s license is temporary. When your suspension period ends, you will automatically be granted driving privileges. If your license is revoked however, you must have a Secretary of State hearing to be granted reinstatement….
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Marijuana Possession in Illinois

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | May 4, 2021

On January 1, 2020, the law governing marijuana in Illinois changed. Illinois law now states that the possession of 30 grams or less of marijuana is legal. However, if you possess 30-100 grams of marijuana, you can be charged with a Class A misdemeanor. If you face drug charges in Illinois, you must contact Donahue…
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National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA) Certified on Field Sobriety Tests

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | April 28, 2021

Did you know that the lawyers at Donahue & Walsh, P.C. are each National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA) certified on field sobriety tests? Seeking the guidance of an attorney who is NHTSA certified if you face OWI charges is crucial. Such a certification allows your attorney to recognize any improper sobriety testing administered by law…
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Aggravated Speeding in Illinois

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | March 23, 2021

In the state of Illinois, if you drive 26 mph or more over the speed limit, it is considered Aggravated Speeding. Some assume speeding is always simply a petty offense. However, aggravated speeding is actually a criminal misdemeanor under Illinois law. If you face traffic violations charges, contact Donahue & Walsh, P.C. We routinely initiate…
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How Does Illinois Law Define “Theft”?

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | March 11, 2021

Illinois law defines “theft” as an individual taking property from an owner, without their authorization. Theft may be carried out through “threat” or “deception”. The punishment for theft in Illinois is determined by what property was stolen, and how the theft was carried out. Penalties vary from a Class A misdemeanor, to a Class X…
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First-Degree Murder Charges in Illinois

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | March 3, 2021

In Illinois, if you are convicted of first-degree murder, you will no longer face the death penalty, as it was abolished in 2011. However, you will face a maximum sentence of a life in prison. View the specific Illinois laws regarding first degree murder here, according to the Illinois Statutes. When so much is at…
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