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How Will the Legalization of Marijuana Affect Illinois Gun Owners?

posted on 1/10/20

Illinois recently passed the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act. As of January 1, 2020, Illinois residents will have the right to purchase and use recreational marijuana and marijuana products. Due to this new law, the Illinois governor has already issued over 11,000 pardons for those convicted of low-level marijuana possession. Nonetheless, Illinois is only the 11th state to legalize recreational marijuana. Many potential problems are anticipated when it comes to enforcing the new law. Will firearm owners be able to...

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What is a No-Fault Divorce in Illinois?

posted on 1/10/20

Coming to the conclusion that you need a divorce can be disheartening, especially during the holiday season. You may be wondering what your options are during the divorce process. The good news is that Illinois is a no-fault divorce state, which is one of the least challenging types of divorce. In a no-fault divorce, both soon-to-be ex-spouses agree that their divorce is due to irreconcilable differences. If you are in the process of seeking a no-fault divorce in Illinois, the...

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Filing for Divorce During the Holidays

posted on 1/4/20

Filing for divorce during the holidays can be particularly difficult. Many Americans are already suffering from loneliness and isolation during the winter months. Facing a divorce while bouncing between holiday parties, festivities, and celebrations can make the divorce process seem even more daunting. If you are in need of a skilled divorce attorney this holiday season, the Cook County divorce attorneys at Glasgow & Olsson can help. Contact our law firm today to schedule your initial consultation and learn how...

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What You Need to Know About the New Illinois Marijuana Law

posted on 1/4/20

In June 2019, Governor J.B. Pritzker signed The Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act into law, effective January 1, 2020. The law legalizes recreational marijuana for adults. Additionally, the law expands the licensing system for cannabis. This means certain defendants who have been convicted of criminal marijuana laws can seek expungement of their criminal records under the law. Medical marijuana patients will have the ability to grow their own cannabis at home. Illinois is only the 11th state to have legalized...

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Is Driving During the Holidays More Dangerous?

posted on 12/28/19

At the end of the year, people often attend multiple holiday functions, many of which involve alcohol. Recent college graduates in their first office jobs might feel the pressure to drink with their new employers. Family members might let their guard down during the football game and drink one too many alcoholic beverages before getting into their vehicle to drive. Perhaps an unexpected holiday event comes up and someone does not make a contingency plan to get home, deciding to...

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Five Ways to Avoid DUI Charges Over the Holiday

posted on 12/28/19

The holiday season is a joyous time of relaxation, quality time with family, and parties. Most of us have experienced having one too many alcoholic beverages during holiday festivities. Between school and university events, work events, and other social and family holiday parties, we seem to encounter a tasty cocktail at every turn this time of year. Many of us are trying to relax after a long year of hard work, and we deserve it! Unfortunately, a night of innocent...

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Tips for Avoiding a DUI Charge This Holiday Season

posted on 12/21/19

Receiving a DUI charge during the holiday season can happen to anyone. Between attending holiday parties, work parties, and other social events, it can be easy to indulge in one too many. We have all made decisions we regret, and these decisions can be particularly difficult to cope with during the holiday season. You might accept your boss’s invitation for drinks after work and then get into your car to drive home. Perhaps you had one too many glasses of...

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What Happens When You Win Under Illinois’ Red Flag Gun Laws?

posted on 12/21/19

Living in a threatening domestic situation can become extremely worrisome and unnerving. Family members and roommates of dangerous gun owners may fear that one day, their spouse, partner, or roommate might turn on them and use the firearms against them. Illinois’ red flag gun laws allow certain individuals and law enforcement officers to request temporary firearm restraining orders for dangerous family members or roommates. Winning a petition for a firearm restraining order can give family members and friends a sense...

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Facing a DUI Charge During the Holidays

posted on 12/14/19

All around Illinois, residents are looking forward to the holidays. Enjoying time off of work, attending holiday parties, and enjoying the merriment of the holidays. These actions make it easy to make mistakes when it comes to drinking and driving. You are coming home from a long day of work and you stop by your company’s holiday party. You decide to have two drinks, and you stay and chat for a while. You get up to leave and think you...

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What Happens When a Petitioner Loses an Order Under Illinois’ Red Flag Laws?

posted on 12/14/19

A wife comes home after a long day at work to find her husband already drunk. He is in a foul mood and a simple argument turns into a massive confrontation. He makes veiled threats against his wife, and she fears for her safety. She knows that he legally owns several types of firearms, which he stores in the nearby closet. She is worried that he will use one of his weapons against her. What legal action can she take...

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Illinois Police to Increase DUI Checkpoints Over the Holidays

posted on 12/7/19

Many Illinois residents will drive to destinations around the state to celebrate the holidays. In fact, over 54.3 million people traveled at least 50 miles over Thanksgiving in 2018. While the holidays are usually joyous, they can also become stressful. Planning events, driving more than usual, and shopping can become draining. The holiday hustle and bustle makes it easier to drink and drive, drive while distracted, speed, and fail to wear a seatbelt. Law enforcement refer to these unsafe driving...

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Burden of Proof in the Initial Red Flag Gun Law Hearing

posted on 12/1/19

Under Illinois’ red flag gun law, an Illinois court can remove firearms from a person who is dangerous. When the state, a family member, or a roommate files a petition for a firearms restraining order, they must prove that it is necessary. The petitioner is the party asking the court to remove the gun owner’s guns. The respondent is the gun owner or the person who may pose a danger by possessing or purchasing a firearm. Which Burden Must the...

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Joilet Man Faces Aggravated DUI Charges

posted on 12/1/19

A man from Joliet is facing nine criminal charges, including aggravated drunk driving charges, according to local law enforcement. The drunk driver struck and killed a pedestrian at the intersection of Park Drive and West Park Front this summer. A Will County grand jury recently indicted the defendant. He is facing one count of leaving the scene of a fatal accident and eight counts of aggravated driving under the influence. With the holidays approaching, it is easy to drink to...

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