What Is Personal Injury Protection (PIP)? Personal Injury Protection (PIP) is a type of car insurance that covers your own medical treatment if you are in a car accident—regardless of who caused the accident. In no-fault states, PIP coverage is mandatory. However, Illinois is not a no-fault state. Therefore, whether or not you get PIP […]Read More
What Happens to a Prior Cannabis Conviction Once Illinois Legalizes Recreational Use of Cannabis?
Great question. On May 26, 2019, the Illinois General Assembly passed a bill, which will be sent to Governor Pritzker for signature, that allows a consumer to buy cannabis for recreational use, so long as they do so from a State licensed seller and meet the 21 year age requirement. What is the Current Illinois […]Read More
Can Law Enforcement Search Your Purse If You Are a Passenger in A Vehicle Stopped for A Traffic Violation?
No, law enforcement is not permitted to search your purse if someone you are riding with is stopped for a traffic violation. While law enforcement is allowed to conduct a brief investigatory stop, [T]he police officer must be able to point to specific and articulable facts which, taken together with rational inferences from those facts, […]Read More