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Warrant Required for Cell Phone Searches

Posted on: July 5th, 2014 by Harter Schottland
In the recent case of Riley v. California, the Supreme Court was tasked to decide the reasonableness of the warrantless search of a cell phone or smart phone incident to arrest. In a point for civil rights, the Supreme Court of the United States hel ... Read Full Article

Injunction Junction

Posted on: June 3rd, 2014 by Harter Schottland
Orders of Protection are an interesting statutory animal. They are civil, yet they have criminal consequences--serious ones. They are not a family law matter, yet they can deal with issues of custody, visitation and child support. However you cate ... Read Full Article

Eavesdropping Law Unconstitutional… For Now

Posted on: May 8th, 2014 by Harter Schottland
In the first quarter of this year the Supreme Court of the state of Illinois struck down a state law that made the audio recording made by any person, even in public, illegal unless their consent was obtained first. The law was one of the strictest o ... Read Full Article

Update on Medical Marijuana in Illinois

Posted on: April 30th, 2014 by Harter Schottland
On April 18, 2014, the state of Illinois released the amended, proposed rules for the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act (the “Act”). The rules involved changes from several departments: the Illinois Department of Agricultur ... Read Full Article

To speed or not to speed

Posted on: April 22nd, 2014 by Harter Schottland
If you have felt the need for speed lately, just keep in mind that Illinois legislators have recently felt the need to increase consequences for speed limit violators. Speeding even 26 miles per hour over the speed limit will result in a class B mis ... Read Full Article

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