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College student gets license back

Attorney Fairman was able to get his client’s driver’s license back free and clear of any restrictions

By Lee & Fairman, LLP |

Attorney Fairman today was able to waive his client’s appearance (college student), have his client’s warrant out for her arrest quashed and recalled by the judge at the Markham courthouse, and  terminate her supervision satisfactorily on a Driving While Under the Influence of Alcohol (DUI) case that was successfully reduced to Reckless Driving.   Additionally,… Read More »

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Bridgeview Courthouse the Site of Two Recent Gun Incidents

By Lee & Fairman, LLP |

Two recent gun-related incidents have caused serious security concerns at the 5th District’s Cook County Bridgeview Courthouse. While the first incident involved only a painful error by an officer exiting the courthouse, the second involved an attempt to bring a loaded gun into the busy courthouse. Earlier in 2016, a Chicago police officer was… Read More »

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With Introduction of Integrated Justice System, Cook County Circuit Court Takes Major Step Forward

By Lee & Fairman, LLP |

Homewood criminal defense attorney John Fairman discusses Integrated Justice System to link Markham Courthouse with other Cook County courthouses.

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Judge Disqualified from Criminal Cases Over Social Media Comments

By Lee & Fairman, LLP |

A Superior Court judge in Louisville, Kentucky, has gained attention from the media and state prosecutorial offices over his public comments on the racial makeup of juries. Judge Olu Stevens, a Jefferson County judge, first stirred controversy in the legal community of Louisville in November of 2014, when he dismissed a jury chosen for… Read More »

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Prepare Your Car for Winter Weather

By Lee & Fairman, LLP |

Winter can be an especially pernicious time for drivers to be out on the road: short daylight hours mean more hours of driving in the dark; black ice and freezing conditions make the roads slippery; and even being blinded by sun reflected off vast swaths of snow can cause crashes. In order to protect… Read More »

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Change in Sentencing Guidelines Allows for Early Release of Federal Drug Inmates

By Lee & Fairman, LLP |

Over the weekend of October 31st-November 1st, some 6,600 federal inmates serving sentences for drug-related crimes were released early from prison. The releases came as a result of changes to sentencing guidelines for convictions of drug offenses, which were retroactively applied on a selective basis to current inmates. Over the next few years, another… Read More »

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Sealing your Criminal Record in Illinois

By Lee & Fairman, LLP |

In a previous post, we described the process for expunging a criminal record in the state of Illinois. By expunging a criminal record, past charges and convictions are removed entirely from your record. However, if you do not qualify to expunge certain charges, you may still qualify to seal your criminal record. Read on… Read More »

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Are You Eligible to Expunge or Seal Your Illinois Criminal Record?

By Lee & Fairman, LLP |

Having a criminal record can be a serious impediment to getting a good job, applying to rent an apartment, and many other major life events. If you made some mistakes in your past, but have remained on the straight and narrow since, you may qualify to have the state of Illinois expunge your criminal… Read More »

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Considering Making a Premarital Agreement Before Getting Married in Illinois?

By Lee & Fairman, LLP |

While raising the idea of a premarital agreement, or “prenup,” can be uncomfortable, these contracts can in fact protect the interests of both parties prior to marriage. There are good reasons to create a premarital agreement that have nothing to do with planning for an eventual divorce. The following are considerations in favor of… Read More »


What to Expect When Pulled over for a DUI in Illinois

By Lee & Fairman, LLP |

No one plans to drive drunk. Drunk drivers can cause a great deal of harm, both to others on the road, and to their own futures and pocketbooks. If you find yourself being pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving in Illinois, here is a brief summary of what to expect in the DUI… Read More »

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