A bill that would have replaced criminal penalties for simple possession of marijuana with a civil fine failed to advance this year. Gov. Bruce Rauner issued an amendatory veto to HB 218, calling for an increase in the possible fine and a decrease in the amount of cannabis covered, but supporting the core purpose of the bill. The clock ran out on approving HB 218 with the amendatory language, but there is still plenty of time for a new vehicle to be used for a proposal the governor can sign. Fortunately, lawmakers are currently working on a compromise with the governor’s office, and a new bill is expected to emerge before the end of the year.
Marder and Seidler have aggressively represented criminal clients since l974.
Whether you are charged in a felony, misdemeanor or traffic case, they are sensitive to your personal needs.
Since their admission to the United States Supreme Court in l975, they have represented clients in Federal and State Courts with respect, wisdom and dignity.
Just because you are charged with a criminal offense, the presumption of innocence is still on your side. The prosecution must prove you guilty of each element of the offense, beyond a reasonable doubt. That is not an easy burden. A good criminal defense lawyer can help in your preparation and attack that burden of proof. They have excellent investigators, including former police officers, to assist in your defense.
They service clients in Cook, DuPage, Kane, McHenry and Lake Counties.
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As criminal defense lawyers, they practice in the following Areas:
- Felony and Misdemeanor Offenses
- Drug Crimes
- Theft Crimes
- Domestic Battery
- Sex Offenses
- Juvenile Law
- DUI Defense
- Traffic and Suspended/Revoked Drivers License
- Secretary of State Drivers License Reinstatement Hearings
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