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Stay Safe on the Road This Weekend

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

We are heading into the last holiday weekend of summer 2022. Unfortunately, getting wrapped up in fun can be easy, and you forget to practice safe driving. Click here for tips on staying safe on the roads this weekend. Labor Day Safe Driving Tips

Supreme Court Eliminates Lawsuits Over Miranda Violations

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | June 30, 2022

Supreme Court Eliminates Lawsuits Over Miranda Violations “The issue in the case was whether the warning given to criminal suspects before they talk to authorities, which the court recognized in its Miranda v. Arizona decision in 1966 and reaffirmed 34 years later, is a constitutional right or something less important and less defined.” https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/supreme-court/supreme-court-rules-suing-police-miranda-violations-rcna35012

DUIs for CDL Drivers in Illinois

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | August 5, 2021

Commercial drivers in Illinois make a living by driving commercial trucks. To do this, the law provides that they have a commercial driver’s license (CDL). Aware of the risk heightened by the huge trucks on the road and the valuable goods carried, the government has stringent guidelines which regulate commercial drivers. Put briefly, Illinois’ jurisdiction…
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Penalties of First vs. Second vs. Third DUI in Illinois

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

If you face a DUI charge in Illinois, it is important to understand what the possible penalties are. The penalties for a DUI vary, but one key factor is your history of offenses. Penalties go up with each offense to deter repeat offenders. Illinois law defines DUI as a BAC level of 0.08, any amount…
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New Illinois Law Makes It a Felony To Assault Workers Enforcing Social Distancing Guidelines

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | August 20, 2020

Videos and stories of patrons assaulting employees for enforcing mask mandates and social distancing guidelines have been steadily grazing national news outlets. In response, a new Illinois law elevates the consequences of such assaults from a misdemeanor battery charge to a felony aggravated battery charge. Battery vs. aggravated battery in Illinois An aggravated battery charge…
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Closed Courts Don’t Mean Your Case Is Closed

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | June 15, 2020

The presence of COVID-19 has turned so many things in our lives upside down and the criminal justice system is no exception. If you have been charged with a crime or ordered to appear in court due to a citation, the pandemic has added an extra wrinkle to the equation. To slow and limit the…
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Lake County Court Shutdowns Extended

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | May 6, 2020

Lake County extends and modifies Court shutdown through May 29, 2020 and beyond for many cases. All cases with court dates through May 29, 2020 will receive new court dates via the clerk. To check your court date, click here, and search by your name, or call our office at 815-605-5687 and we will assist…
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D&W May Covid-19 update: Supervision & Court Dates

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | May 5, 2020

McHenry County enters an order automatically extending supervision 120 days to allow for more time to complete court-ordered Traffic Safety School For all defendants who were sentenced to complete a 4 hour or an 8 hour TSS as a condition of their supervision where your supervision ended on or after March 17, 2020, supervision is…
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D&W Covid-19 Update

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | April 25, 2020

GOVERNOR PRITZKER EXTENDS AND MODIFIES STAY AT HOME ORDER TO MAY 30, 2020. The provisions of the stay at home order remain largely the same.  However, starting May 1, 2020, masks will be required in public when social distancing of 6 feet cannot be maintained.  Masks will also be required inside all public spaces and…
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Are Coronavirus Lockdowns Reducing Crime?

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | April 23, 2020

Nothing seems normal these days as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to turn the lives of millions of people in the United States and millions more around the world upside down. Our criminal justice system has not been immune. Most jurisdictions have suspended court proceedings and even some have released inmates early in an effort to…
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