Archive, July 2010.

We often receive calls from prospective clients who are "under investigation" by the police.  This is usually initiated by a detective calling the client and asking them to come into the station to discuss a certain situation.  This is usually a dangerous proposition.  Our forefathers built a guarantee into the Constitution which is the right to remain silent.  Refusing to talk to the police is not a crime.  If it comes to a criminal prosecution, silence cannot be used against you.  You have a 5th amendment right to remain silent, use it.   Only in rare situations does talking to the …

With the 4th of July weekend upon us, I have been informed that DUI enforcement will be on "high alert".  Roadblocks and "no refusal" weekends are on tap for those that over-imbibe and drive.   Of course the easiest answer is to not drink and drive, and/or have a designated driver.    However,  even with precautions, we may still be in a situation that has the authorities suspecting us of being under the influence of alcohol.  A  "No Refusal" weekend is in store for Kane County this weekend.  What this means, is if you are stopped and arrested for DUI, the police will ask you to …