Double jeopardy rules are an important protection for those accused of criminal offenses. They protect someone from malicious, repeat prosecution. If someone convinces a jury that they are not...
Drug crimes and kids: The importance of an aggressive defense
Getting a call that your child has been arrested is a horrible feeling. Right away, you might jump to the worst-case scenario and worry that your child’s future will be ruined. There is certainly a...
WGN Radio Feature: What Parents Need to Know About Smartphones and Social Media
Attorney Audriana Anderson was featured on WGN Radio’s “Let’s Get Legal” to discuss what she is seeing with school disciplinary matters.
Protecting Your Family While Dealing With Child Abuse Allegations
Parenting is like having second and third full-time jobs in addition to the work you do to pay the bills. You never know when your children will get into a fight with each other or trash the kitchen...
“Let’s Get Legal” on WGN Radio featuring Attorney Audriana Anderson
Attorney Audriana Anderson was a featured guest on the WGN Radio show “Let’s Get Legal” to discuss the Kyle Rittenhouse trial and more.
Illinois Limits Use of Force for Police Officers
The “New Justice Reform Bill” amends the Criminal Code of 2012, adding language regarding when a peace officer is justified in the use of force when making an arrest. This includes when the officer believes “based on the totality of the circumstances” that force is necessary to defend him/herself or another from bodily harm.
Illinois Requires Body Cameras for all Law Enforcement Agencies
The “New Justice Reform Bill” amends the Law Enforcement Officer-Worn Body Camera Act to require all law enforcement agencies to use officer-worn body cameras.
Illinois Changes Driver’s License Suspensions
The SAFE-T Act amends the Illinois Vehicle Code and makes it so that the Secretary of State can no longer suspend, cancel, or prohibit the renewal of a person’s driver’s license due to their failure to pay a fine for traffic violations, automated traffic law enforcement system violations, or abandoned vehicle fees.
Illinois is the First State to Entirely Eliminate Cash Bail
On February 22, 2021, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker signed House Bill 3653 into law as Public Act 101-0652. This has been dubbed the “SAFE-T Act”.
How Does the DCFS Appeal Process Work in Illinois?
If you or someone you know is facing a DCFS investigation for alleged child abuse or neglect, it is essential to have a skilled attorney by your side to represent you in the appeal process. It is important to note that you only have 60 days from date on your notice to appeal the DCFS decision.