Accused of Disorderly Conduct?

Disorderly Conduct Definition Disorderly conduct is defined as behavior that disrupts the peace. This is a broad term that envelops unruly behavior such as using vulgar or obscene language in a public place, vagrancy, loitering, causing a crowd to gather in a public place, or annoying other passengers on public...
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Minor Traffic Offenses Add Up to Cause Major Problems

Dennis Dwyer is a Bridgeview attorney with law offices in Bridgeview & Chicago.  When most people receive a traffic ticket, they either pay the fine online or by mail, or if required, attend traffic court and plead guilty. With minor offenses, many people may feel that the penalty is too...
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Drinking Amnesty for Illinois Teens

Dennis Dwyer is a Bridgeview Attorney with offices in Bridgeview & Chicago.  The new Illinois law hopes to encourage underage drinkers to seek help when facing emergency situations. In the past, underage drinkers have delayed or avoided calling for help when a friend drank too much alcohol because they were...
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Can You Get Charged With DUI if You Aren’t In Your Car?

Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol is illegal across the United States. In Illinois, a person that drives with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 or above, or drives while under the influence of drugs can be charged with driving under the influence (DUI). DUI charges...
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Is Switching Seats a Cause for Suspicion of DUI?

Illinois lawmakers and law enforcement officers have tried to crack down on drivers who drive while under the influence of drugs or alcohol as a way to keep the roads safe for all Illinois drivers. Current Illinois law makes it illegal to drive with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of...
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Can I Get an Interpreter for Court?

Court interpreters are available in Illinois for those that need them. Interpreters are available to ensure that all participants in the Illinois criminal justice system are given equal access to justice. Justice can only be achieved if all defendants understand what is happening during the court proceedings. If you feel...
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Newest DUI Law: Ignition Interlock Device Required

New legislation co-sponsored by State Senator Jason Barickman was just signed into law by Governor Bruce Rauner on on August 26, 2015. This new Illinois law will become effective on January 1, 2016. In an effort to continue to keep Illinois roadways safe for all drivers, the new law will...
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What Happens to My Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) if I Get a DUI?

Illinois CDL DUI Lawyer In order to drive a commercial motor vehicle (CMV), a person needs to have a commercial driver’s license (CDL). These licenses require special training, applications and tests. Additionally the standards for keeping the CDL are higher than a regular driver’s license. Since most people obtain a...
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Cook County DUI Penalties and Laws

Illinois state law determines driving under the influence (DUI) penalties and laws. Throughout the state, no matter in which county you reside or drive, the penalties and laws are the same. DUI laws in Cook county or DuPage county are the same as Illinois state law. There does come a...
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Weapon Offenses Criminal Defense Attorney

Chicago Criminal Defense Attorney - Dennis F. Dwyer
The laws regarding Weapon Offenses have changed in recent years. No longer do the old restrictions and provisions apply. However, the laws still restrict the possession and use of weapons. More importantly, often times, a conviction mandates a prison sentence. Firearm Statutes in Illinois Four statutory codes in Illinois regulate...
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Does Illinois have Castle Doctrine?

The term Castle Doctrine refers to laws that allow people to use force against trespassers to their “Castle” or home without legal prosecution or liability. Several states have enacted Castle Doctrine laws that protect people from trespassers. Illinois has statutes that protect those that use force in certain instances. Use...
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What Does a DUI Charge Mean for Me?

Every case is different and the end results vary. Depending on the case, the verdict may be determined by a judge or jury. One thing every case has in common is that the prosecution has experienced DUI prosecutors and trained witnesses that will do everything they can to get a...
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Traffic Law Myths or Fact?

Dennis F. Dwyer is a seasoned Chicago DUI lawyer committed to protecting the rights of his clients.  His extensive experience with DUI law allows him to provide his clients with the top representation for DUIs in Cook County. Myths about traffic laws and how to avoid tickets abound. It is important to...
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Can a Lawyer Get Felony Drug Charges Dropped to a Misdemeanor?

Dennis F. Dwyer is a seasoned Chicago criminal defense lawyer committed to protecting the rights of his clients. His extensive experience with criminal law allows him to provide his clients the best legal defense in Illinois. Every criminal case is unique. Though Illinois statutes define offenses and prescribe penalties, the results of...
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Court Rules: Mistaken Traffic Stops Don’t Violate Rights

Dennis F. Dwyer is a seasoned Chicago criminal defense attorney committed to protecting the rights of his clients. His extensive experience with DUI law allows him to provide his clients as the best DUI lawyer in Chicago. Laws change over time as lawmakers change or enact new laws, or court rulings...
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