Tim received his Doctor of Law degree from Chicago Kent College of Law (an IIT affiliate), and among other honors, received an “American Jurisprudence Award” (highest in class) in Civil Procedure.

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  • Auto Accidents
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Wrongful Death
  • Work Injuries
  • Industrial Accidents
  • Product Liability
  • Slip & Fall

Criminal Cases:
All felony charges, including, but not limited to:

  • Murder
  • Sex Crimes
  • Robbery
  • Burglary
  • Drugs
  • Guns
  • Credit card/forgery
  • Theft
  • Battery

All misdemeanor charges, including, but not limited to:

  • DUI
  • Driving on revoked or suspended license
  • Domestic violence
  • Drugs
  • Theft
  • Battery
  • Criminal trespass
  • Formal hearings with Secretary of State seeking reinstatement of license
  • Expungement of records
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Revoked License

A Driver's license can be suspended for a variety of reasons. Below is a list of examples for revoking a license.

Moving violation

A moving violation is any violation of the law, committed by the driver of a vehicle, while it is inmotion. The term "motion" distinguishes it from parking violations. While parking violations are charged against a vehicle (which will be towed if violations go unpaid or are frequent), moving violations are charged against the person driving. Moving violations are usually classified asinfractions or misdemeanors, but serious violations can be considered felonies.

In most places, moving violations involve fines which must be paid as well as punitive pointsassessed to the license of the driver. As a driver accumulates points, he or she may be required to attend defensive driving lessons, re-take his or her driving test, or even surrender his or her license.

While the original intention of the fines was punitive, sometimes tickets are used for fundraising. For example, a local government that suffering a budget shortfall may ticket more aggressively within its jurisdiction to increase revenue. See: speed trap.

In the United States, citation fines are nominal dollar amounts which can vary widely between jurisdictions for the same behaviour, usually between $25 and $1000. In some countries, however, they are specific proportions of the violator's income, and fines in excess of $100,000 can be assessed to wealthy individuals.

Common moving violations include:
• speeding (by far the most common violation)
• lapsed registration or inspection sticker
• not wearing a seat belt
• running a stop sign or red traffic light
• failure to yield to someone with the right of way
• failing to maintain a single lane
• not stopping for a pedestrian in a crosswalk
• crossing the gore (striped area)
• failure to secure a load to a truck or lorry
• driving in a car pool lane illegally
• driving too slow for road conditions, particularly in a left-hand lane
• littering

More serious violations include:
• racing on a public street
• road rage
• drunk driving
• vehicular homicide


An infraction (minor offense, minor violation, petty offense) is a "petty" crime, considered to be less serious than a misdemeanor. Examples of infractions include: jaywalking, littering, and minortraffic violations. Those convicted of an infraction are typically fined.

Vehicular homicide

Vehicular homicide is in most places a criminal act involving the killing of a life by hitting it with avehicle. Sometimes the act is committed as an act of road rage and the driver of the vehicle may do ahit and run, by leaving the scene of the incident.

Hit and run

Hit and run is the act of hitting an object with a vehicle and leaving the location of the incident. This act is considered illegal in some places. The usual reason for the leaving of the scene is to evade capture by the police.

Road rage

Road rage (also road violence) is the informal name for deliberately dangerous and/or violent behaviour under the influence of heightened, violent emotion such as anger and frustration, involving an automobile in use.

This can involve deliberately hitting another person, vehicle or object with his/her own vehicle and/or firing a weapon from it. Other possibilities include hitting the person or vehicle with an item which is not his vehicle (e.g. using a golf stick), but which ultimately hits another person or vehicle.

Getting out of one's vehicle to another person's vehicle and banging, knocking on the windows, and yelling insults, is another form of road rage.

To avoid road rage , drivers are encouraged to lock all doors when driving in thick traffic at slow speeds. Those who inflict road rage often occur in such traffic situations. To avoid not being able to get out on expressways, however, doors should be unlocked on expressways.

Road rage is a relatively serious act; it may be seen as a violation of property rights and an endangerment of personal security.

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