What is the difference between a Felony and a Misdemeanor? There is a lot of jargon that surrounds the legal system and all the charges that it hands out. It is easy to become confused about the different terms and, exactly, they mean. One great example of this are the terms “felony” and “misdemeanor”. Many … Continue reading The difference between a Felony and a Misdemeanor
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Am I required to perform DUI tests if police ask?
If the police have never pulled you over on suspicion of drunk driving before, you may not know how you should react or behave if this happens. Everyone who is driving is liable to make some mistakes on the road that a police officer may misinterpret as a sign of driving while impaired. You may never actively … Continue reading Am I required to perform DUI tests if police ask? →
You may lose your license for DUI but gain a BAIID
The state of Illinois is serious about keeping drunk drivers off its roadways. Perhaps you are a first offender and worry about losing your driver’s license. You may be eligible for a Monitoring Device Driving Permit, which paves the way for a Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Device installation in your car. Qualifications If convicted of … Continue reading You may lose your license for DUI but gain a BAIID →
Prescription drug DUI charges in Illinois
People often do not think twice before taking medication. After all, if you are following your doctor’s instructions, what could possibly go wrong? In Illinois, getting behind the wheel of a car afterward can result in criminal charges. Generally, Illinois law adopts a zero-tolerance approach for controlled substances. If, at the time of driving, you … Continue reading Prescription drug DUI charges in Illinois →
I was arrested for DUI. Will my license be suspended or revoked?
Most states assign points to certain driving infractions so that drivers with a certain number of points eventually receive the penalties of license suspension or revocation. If you have recently been under arrest for driving under the influence, you may wonder how many points you will accumulate. Illinois takes DUIs very seriously, and unlike other … Continue reading I was arrested for DUI. Will my license be suspended or revoked? →
What’s an aggravated DUI in Illinois?
In the state of Illinois, a DUI is classified typically as a Class A misdemeanor. The maximum sentence is one year of prison time. A DUI can become a felony due to certain aggravating factors with the maximum sentence of more than one year in county jail. Here’s the relevant statute dealing with misdemeanor DUIs … Continue reading What’s an aggravated DUI in Illinois? →
Face your court case with peace of mind
When it’s time to look for legal help, Gullberg, Box & LLC team understands that you’re also looking for peace of mind. In civil cases, criminal cases, license reinstatement cases, and family law cases, the stress can be overwhelming. You need reputable legal advice from a team which is experienced to adequately represent you and … Continue reading Face your court case with peace of mind →
Four things to look for when hiring a lawyer
You are feeling stressed, worried, and even anxious over recent criminal charges, divorce proceedings, a personal injury case, or something similar and now you have to choose an attorney. You might not know exactly what you’re looking for yet, so it’s important to go back to the basics. Look for these four things, and you’ll … Continue reading Four things to look for when hiring a lawyer →