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Finding Employment is Difficult for Registered Sex Offenders

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

The consequences of a sex crimes conviction last far longer than a prison sentence. This story serves as a reminder that being a registered sex offender hampers employment opportunities for the rest of a person’s life. Bipartisan support builds around ban on hiring convicted child sex offenders at Illinois State Fair

The Connection Between Policing For Profit and Deaths

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | December 6, 2021

“Some police departments across the country have embraced the corrupting and unjust practice of raising revenue for their municipalities by pushing officers to write as many traffic tickets as possible. Policing for profit encourages unfair enforcement of the law. It also increases the likelihood that motorists stopped for infractions largely unrelated to public safety will…
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Illinois Officials Stepping Up Holiday Traffic Enforcement

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | November 29, 2021

Did you notice the extra enforcement efforts over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend? Expect similar efforts to be made around Christmas and New Year’s. Source: Illinois Officials Are Kicking Off Thanksgiving Traffic Enforcement Campaign

Congress Mandates Anti-Drunk Driving Technology

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

Congress ordered safety regulators to require that new cars have systems to detect if someone has been drinking Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/transportation/2021/11/09/drunk-driving-technology-infrastructure/  

Nothing Good Comes From A Traffic Stop

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | October 13, 2021

An old piece of motherly advice that resurfaces every now and then is that “nothing good happens after midnight”.  For the purposes of criminal law and protecting your constitutional rights, we’ll add this: nothing good comes from a traffic stop. The best thing that can happen when you are pulled over by the police is…
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Rarely Discussed Illinois DUI Defenses

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

There are many avenues that may be taken to beat your DUI charges. An experienced lawyer knows how to utilize commonly used defense strategies to leverage your case. Additionally, there are DUI defenses that are less widely utilized, and less widely discussed. Here are some of them: Questioning Credibility In 2019, Illinois police arrested 26,224…
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What Are the Penalties for a Third Dui in Illinois?

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | September 21, 2021

A third DUI is a Class 2 felony in Illinois. Possible consequences of conviction include a minimum of ten days in jail, and five figure fines. Any DUI offense is not taken lightly in the state of Illinois. To avoid penalties and a tainted criminal record, you must contact Donahue & Walsh, P.C. in the…
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Traffic Offense Charge of Passing a School Bus in Illinois

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | August 25, 2021

If you face a traffic offense charge of passing a school bus in Illinois, the guidance of an attorney is important. When you face conviction of this charge, you face fines and the suspension of your license. If you have already been convicted of such a charge, a lawyer can guide you through the process…
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Insurance Rates After Traffic Tickets

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | August 10, 2021

If you get an Illinois traffic ticket, what will happen to your insurance rates? If you avoid conviction with the help of an experienced attorney, then your insurance rates will not rise. Optimal outcomes of your case include not being found guilty, being placed on court supervision, or obtaining a dismissal of your case. However,…
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Aggravated DUI in Illinois

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

In Illinois, a DUI becomes an Aggravated DUI if certain factors are present. Such factors include: -You were driving while your license was suspended or revoked for certain reasons, such as a prior DUI -Your DUI resulted in bodily harm to a minor under the age of sixteen -Your DUI caused an injury in a…
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