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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

Mchenry County Amnesty Week is September 12-16

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

Have you been doing everything in your power to stay below the radar due to unpaid fines or tickets? If your past criminal or traffic history is putting a cramp in your style, you need to take advantage of McHenry County’s Amnesty Week. What is Amnesty Week?   Taking place September 12-16, Amnesty Week is…
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McHenry County Court Payment Portal

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | July 29, 2022

Do you have fees that need to be paid to the McHenry County court? Visit the link below to reach their payment portal! We also have a list of resources on our website for things such as court payment, BAIDD, remote access, and more. https://www.mchenrycountyil.gov/county-government/departments-a-i/circuit-clerk/online-services/payments

A Sleepy Example of Probable Cause for DUI

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | April 7, 2022

Officers must have probable cause to stop someone on suspicion of driving under the influence. Police were recently called to a stoplight in Joliet, where they found a man asleep behind the wheel of his car. He is now in county jail facing DUI charges. https://patch.com/illinois/joliet/drunk-driver-falls-asleep-ruby-st-stoplight-joliet-police      

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    

Is DUI a Misdemeanor or Felony?

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

It depends on the circumstances surrounding the DUI. For example, a base level DUI is a Class A misdemeanor offense while aggravated DUI is a felony. Either type is a serious charge that merits the help of an experienced DUI defense attorney.  

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

How Does Drunk Driving Impact Car Insurance Rates?

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | February 14, 2022

Research shows that post-DUI car insurance rates can increase from $800 to $3,000 on average. https://www.bankrate.com/insurance/car/drunk-driving/    

The Long Shadow of a Felony Conviction

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | February 11, 2022

This debate highlights how difficult it is for people to move past a felony conviction. Even someone who has worked his way up to fire chief after serving his sentence continues to face scrutiny over a past conviction. The best way to avoid these issues is to have a proven defense lawyer protecting your rights…
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You Cannot Talk Your Way Out of a DUI

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | February 1, 2022

Yet another reminder that you cannot talk your way out of a DUI arrest. https://q985online.com/illinois-teenager-crashes-blames-dui-of-boyfriend-ruining-movie-date/  

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