Category: Criminal Law

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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New Limits on Police Power: Traffic Stops Cannot Be Prolonged

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 with the best DUI representation in Cook County. A Supreme Court decision made in April, 2015 limits the amount of...
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New Cameras to Help Police Lower Crime

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 with the best DUI representation in Chicago.  In Beloit, Wisconsin police have begun to use new cameras in police cars...
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New 2015 Gun Laws in Illinois

Dennis F. Dwyer is a top Chicago criminal attorney committed to protecting the rights of his clients.  His extensive experience with Gun Rights allows him to provide his clients with the best criminal defense. Across the nation, states are legislating changes to current gun laws. Both pro-gun and pro-gun control advocates are...
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Fruit of the Poisonous Tree

Dennis F. Dwyer is a top Chicago criminal defense attorney committed to protecting the rights of his clients.  His extensive experience with Criminal law allows him to provide his clients with the best criminal defense. The constitution protects the rights of United States citizens. As a result, defendants have many rights that...
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Using IP Addresses to Fight Crime

Dennis F. Dwyer is a top Chicago criminal lawyer committed to protecting the rights of his clients.  His extensive experience with Criminal law allows him to provide his clients with the best criminal defense. Any computer or other device that accesses the internet is assigned an IP address, which stands for Internet Protocol...
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What is a Class 4 Felony in Illinois?

Class 4 Felony | What is a felony in Illinois? | Illinois DUI Lawyer
Not all offenses are created equal. They can vary in degree of severity. That's what you'll learn with a Class 4 Felony Illinois because a felony designation is reserved for the more serious offenses. Within the felony designation, offenses vary by class, with the exception of first degree murder. First...
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New Illinois DUI Laws 2015

Laws regarding driving under the influence (DUI) are constantly changing in an effort to ensure criminal justice. With the new year, there are changes to the law that may affect you. Effective as of January 1, 2015, parents must take greater responsibility for the alcohol consumption of their children. 2015...
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Double Jeopardy on Red Light Camera Tickets?

An interesting article in the Chicago Tribune told about a driver who was issued a ticket by a Chicago police officer for running through a red light. Though the driver paid the $75 ticket, he also received a second ticket in the mail from a red light camera that had...
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What Happens if I Get a Fifth DUI in Illinois?

Fifth DUI Illinois Every time you are convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs in Illinois, the penalties increase. A fifth DUI conviction in Illinois is much more serious than a first time DUI. Over the past decade, Illinois has cracked down on drunk drivers, making...
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Criminal Procedure Timeline

If you are facing charges for the first time, you are probably concerned about what is going to happen. Every situation is different, and the factors of each case have an impact on what transpires. Furthermore, the timeline for what takes place after an arrest depends on whether the offense...
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Great Bodily Harm Brings Charges of Agg DUI

Illinois treats driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol very seriously. Even first time DUI charges have strict penalties to discourage drunk driving. Driving while inebriated is unsafe because driver’s have impaired senses and reduced reaction time. Drunk driving increases the chance of crashes with serious and possibly...
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Frequently Asked Questions: Domestic Battery

Q: Does the victim press charges in domestic battery cases? A: In domestic battery cases, the state presses charges. If a domestic battery call is made, police will arrest the accused and press charges whether or not the victim wants charges pressed. Q: Can bond for a domestic battery charge...
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Criminal Appeals

Not every criminal case ends with justice being served. Sometimes defendants are wrongfully convicted of a crime. When this happens, the judicial system allows for an appeal process. Individuals wrongfully convicted of a crime can appeal the decision by asking a higher court to review the case for legal errors....
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Supervision on Battery Charges?

What is battery? Battery is the act of causing bodily harm or physical contact of an insulting nature. Several factors must be present to get a battery conviction: The act must be intentional; and The act must not be legally justified; and The act must cause bodily harm; or The...
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