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New Illinois Laws to Go into Effect New Years’ Day

posted on 12/30/13

A multitude of new laws will come into effect in the New Year, with grave consequences for Illinois residents who are caught unaware. Some laws, however, may ultimately be seen as beneficial for those looking for both justice and freedom. Here are just a few of the new laws arriving in January. Illinois Further Disincentivizes Cell Phone Use while Driving Currently, while texting and driving is a crime in Illinois, using a hand-held cell phone while operating a motor vehicle...

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Thomas Glasgow sponsored the Rolling Meadows holiday 3 on 3 tournament for the fifth year straight.

posted on 12/23/13

This tournament provides the opportunity for kids if all age groups to compete in athletics while encouraging teamwork and personal growth during the holiday. For five years The Law Offices of Thomas Glasgow, Ltd. has sponsored this event. We would like to thank the high school, the booster club and district 214 for making this event something that youths from all over the Northwest suburbs look forward to participating in each year.

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Cocaine: The Reality and the Hope for the Future

posted on 12/23/13

Cocaine is a dangerous drug that has remained a problem for law enforcement and drug addicts alike since its heyday in the 1980s. The illicit drug was borderline legitimate, at one point gracing the centerfold of High Times, the magazine for marijuana enthusiasts. Numerous mainstream musicians and ensembles were writing about it, as well. The realization that everyone eventually came to though, was that cocaine is not merely a social drug, but instead a destructive, addictive substance that has caused...

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Heroin: Criminals are Often Victims

posted on 12/16/13

Of all illegal drugs, heroin is one of the most destructive. Readily available, extremely addictive, and increasingly inexpensive, heroin is a growing problem in Chicago and its surrounding counties. Previously only thought to be a serious issue in the inner city, use of the drug has spread to the suburbs, and the number deaths associated with heroin overdose has skyrocketed. Use of the drug is destructive enough, but Illinois law makes drug possession of even 15 grams a Class 1...

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Concealed Carry in Illinois… But Where?

posted on 12/9/13

Illinois will begin issuing concealed carry licenses to its gun owners on January 5th of the coming year. The number of prohibitions on where a concealed weapon can be carried reflects the restrictive stance on gun rights that Illinois has taken throughout history. Once you have completed your requisite training and application for a concealed carry license, there will still only be a few places in which you can legally carry a loaded firearm. Personal Car Under the current law,...

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Civil Liability for Shooting (or Killing) Someone in a Concealed Carry Circumstance

posted on 12/2/13

In early July 2013, Illinois became the last state to pass a law allowing some form of concealed carrying of firearms by private citizens. The Firearm Concealed Carry Act was spurred by federal court decisions which found the state’s previous ban to violate the constitution. Per the law, Illinois resident can begin submitting applications to receive a concealed carry license on January 5th. This marks a significant change in state law. Tens of thousands of Illinois residents will undoubtedly receive...

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Criminal Liability in Concealed Carry Situation: Showing or Shooting a Gun

posted on 11/23/13

Pushed by court decisions, Illinois lawmakers made a significant change to the state’s gun laws this summer by passing the Firearm Concealed Carry Act in July. As a result of the law, starting next year Illinois residents will be able to carry a concealed weapon in many public places. But it is critical to remember that, even with this change, Illinois still has some of the strictest gun laws in the country. Failure to follow the concealed carry rules explicitly...

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Illinois Becomes 50th State to Enact Firearm Concealed Carry Law

posted on 11/15/13

On July 9, 2013 the Firearm Concealed Carry Act became an Illinois state law.  Illinois lawmakers overruled Governor Pat Quinn’s veto of concealed carry legislation.  Illinois was the 50th state to enact concealed carry legislation.  This means it is now legal to carry a concealed weapon in public anywhere in the United States except Washington D.C., which has special restrictions. Over 358,000 individuals in Cook County currently hold a Firearm Owner Identification (FOID) Card.  Over 1.5 million people own a...

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Schaumburg Criminal Defense Lawyer Thomas Glasgow Rated 10.0 on Avvo

posted on 10/30/13

Criminal lawyer Thomas Glasgow has been given an Avvo rating of 10.0 or “Superb” through peer endorsements and client reviews. Thomas also maintains a Top Attorney Criminal Defense award designation from Avvo. Thomas Glasgow opened his law firm in 1999 after serving as a Cook County State’s Attorney prosecuting DUI, multi-kilo felony drug cases, and murder. Before that he worked in the Traffic, Narcotics, Juvenile, and Felony Review Divisions where he tried both misdemeanor and felony cases, supervised other lawyers, interviewed defendants...

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Criminal Attorney Talks Zimmerman and Martin

posted on 7/16/13

Cook County criminal lawyer Thomas Glasgow discusses the latest verdict in the George Zimmerman trial on NBC 5 Chicago. Zimmerman was found not guilty of second degree murder of the 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. The Law Offices of Thomas Glasgow, Ltd. serve criminal law clients in the northwest Chicago suburbs. Attorney Thomas Glasgow is committed to providing the highest quality legal representation for cases involving Illinois DUI defense, murder, domestic violence, drug crimes, and other criminal matters. Call 847.577.8700 for a...

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Should Jodi Arias Die for What She Did?

posted on 5/10/13

Criminal defense lawyer Thomas Glasgow appeared on “The Talk” with Marion Brooks on NBC 5 Chicago on May 9, 2013 to discuss the sentencing phase in the Jodi Arias Trial and what multiple charges Ariel Castro might be facing for the kidnappings. For more information on the Cook County criminal attorney Thomas Glasgow, call 847-654-0650. Mr. Glasgow and his law firm assist clients in DUI defense, drug crimes, civil and criminal orders of protection, murder charges, family law and more....

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Boston Marathon Bomber Could Face Death Penalty

posted on 5/5/13

Criminal attorney Thomas Glasgow appeared on ABC 7 in Chicago this morning to give insight on the Boston Marathon Bomber case. Glasgow discusses Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s charges as a U.S. citizen instead of an enemy combatant and the Miranda rights of the supposed criminal. Tsarnaev currently faces federal death penalty charges. The Law Offices of Thomas Glasgow assist clients in criminal defense cases in Cook County and other northwest Chicago, Illinois suburbs. For a free consultation of your DUI defense, drug...

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Thomas Glasgow on Illinois Gov. George Ryan’s Return Home

posted on 5/4/13

Cook County criminal lawyer Thomas Glasgow discusses former Illinois Governor George Ryan leaving prison and arriving at home on ABC 7 Chicago. Ryan was sentenced to 6.5 years in 2007 for racketeering, conspiracy, tax fraud and making false statements to the FBI. To contact attorney Thomas Glasgow about your criminal defense case, call 847.577.8700. Our Cook County office serves clients the northwest Chicago suburbs, including Schaumburg, Palatine, Elgin, Hanover Park, Hoffman Estates, Arlington Heights and more.

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Criminal Defense Lawyer Discusses Jesse Jackson Jr. Charges

posted on 5/2/13

Criminal defense lawyer Thomas Glasgow appeared on ABC 7 Chicago on October 2012 discussing news regarding Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. and the potential charges that could be filed against him. Cook County criminal lawyer Thomas Glasgow has helped thousands of people in the Chicago area including those charged with DUI, drug possession, drug trafficking, retail theft, armed robbery, domestic battery, murder and more. To contact the Law Offices of Thomas Glasgow, Ltd., call 847.577.8700.

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Criminal Lawyer Thomas Glasgow Discusses Three Schaumburg Police Officers Case

posted on 4/16/13

Cook County criminal lawyer Thomas Glasgow remarked a few months back on the allegations of three officers facing drug charges in Schaumburg, Illinois on ABC 7 Chicago. The police officers were accused of stealing and selling the drugs. Contact the Law Offices of Thomas Glasgow by calling 847.577.8700. Our Rolling Meadows criminal attorneys serve clients in the northwest Chicago suburbs including Cook County, Lake County, Kane County, McHenry County, Jefferson County, Williamson County, Pulaski County, Alexander County and DuPage County.

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