A criminal and school law attorney with over 20 years of experience, I have successfully represented clients all over the Chicago area. My practice includes DUI, felony, criminal, misdemeanor, homicide, internet crime, retail theft, traffic offenses, cyberstalking, drug crimes, weapons violations, domestic battery and juvenile crime. I also represent families involving school cases. My clients come from all over the Chicago area including Skokie, Wilmette, Niles, Northbrook, Glenview, Evanston, Winnetka, Highland park, Northfield, Park Ridge, Des Plaines and Mount Prospect. I am a member of the ACLU, Illinois State Bar Association.
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We wrote the chapters on DEFENSES and ARRESTS AND INVESTIGATORY STOPS.. Illinois Jurisprudence: Criminal Law and Procedure. Vol. 1. (LexisNexis 2014).
We wrote the chapters on SEARCH and SEIZURE, MOTIONS AND DISCOVERY, and EVIDENTIARY MATTERS GENERALLY.Illinois Jurisprudence: Criminal Law and Procedure. Vol. 1. (LexisNexis 2014).
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Keenan, Matt and di Liscia, Eleonora, Chapter 3 "Defenses," Illinois Jurisprudence, Criminal Law and Procedure, Vol. 1, published by Lexis Nexis, (March, 2014). To order, see LexisNexis Bookstore.
Keenan, Matt and di Liscia, Eleonora, Chapter 5 "Arrests and Investigatory Stops" Illinois Jurisprudence, Criminal Law and Procedure, Vol. 1 published by Lexis Nexis (March, 2014). To order, see LexisNexis Bookstore.
Keenan, Matt and di Liscia, Eleonora, Chapter 8, "Search and Seizure," Illinois Jurisprudence, Criminal Law and Procedure, Vol. 2, published by Lexis Nexis (2014).
Keenan, Matt and di Liscia, Eleonora, Chapter 16, "Motions and Discovery" Illinois Jurisprudence, Criminal Law and Procedure, Vol. 2, published by Lexis Nexis (2014).
Keenan, Matt and di Liscia, Eleonora, Chapter 17 "Evidentiary Matters Generally," Illinois Jurisprudence, Criminal Law and Procedure, Vol. 2, published by Lexis Nexis (2014).
Keenan, Matt and di Liscia, Eleonora "Representing Students and Parents in School Residency Challenges," Illinois Bar Journal. Vol. 99 No. 1 p. 40 (January, 2011).
Keenan, Matt and di Liscia, Eleonora "School Discipline: Get the Help Your Child Needs," Our Children, The PTA National Magazine, October-November 2009, Vol. 35 Number 2.
Also see: Keenan, Matt, "When Your Child Needs a Lawyer."
Keenan, Matt and di Liscia, Eleonora, "Help Your Child Social-Network Safely and Wisely." National PTA 2010. www.pta.org/facebook%20Keenan.pdf
INTERVIEWS:"Quirky Chicago Judge Helps Put Accused Felons Back on Track," by Fiona Ortiz. Reuters. May 24, 2015. Quirky Chicago Judge Helps Put Accused Felons Back on Track.
"Where are the Radar Speed Traps?" San Diego radio KOGO 95.7 and 600, Chip Franklin Mornings. Oct. 3, 2012 7 a.m. podcast at http://www.kogo.com/cc-common/podcast/single_page.html?more_page=2&podcast=Chipfranklinmornings&selected_podcast=cf_10-03-12-3_1349277042_28560.mp3
"Caught Speeding? There's an App for That," by Sylvia Hsieh, Oct. 1, 2012 at http://blogs.lawyers.com/2012/10/caught-speeding-theres-an-app-for-that.
"Aurora Massacre Sparks National Debate on Gun Laws," by Aaron Kase. July 26, 2012. http://blogs.lawyers.com/2012/07/aurora-massacre-spurs-national-debate-on-gun-laws/.
"Anti-Bullying Law Not Enough," Nov. 16, 2011 http://www.riverbender.com/news/details.cfm?id=12835
"Damned if You Do, Damned if You Don't: Behaving at a DUI Stop," by Art Buono. http://www.lawyers.com/our-blog/archives/1033-Damned-if-You-Do,-Damned-if-You-Dont-Behaving-at-a-DUI-Stop.html
"Time to Shock Schools into Deploying Difibrillators," by Art Buono. November 3, 2011.http://www.lawyers.com/our-blog/archives/1143-Time-to-Shock-Schools-into-Deploying-Defibrillators.html
"Student Discipline: The Expulsion Hearing Games" as part of the Illinois State Bar Association continuing legal education program: "The Student and Parent Side of School Law Issues" on November 15, 2012.
"Wrong Place, Wrong Time." Winnetka PTO Parent Roundtable, Carleton Washburne School, Winnetka, IL.April 20, 2011 Guest Lecturer. "The Art of Direct and Cross Examination." Constitutional Law course. Wright College, Chicago, IL.
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MUNICIPAL POLICE DEPARTMENTS:
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Mount Prospect: http://www.mountprospect.org/index.aspx?page=76
Park Ridge: http://www.parkridge.us/police
Skokie Village: http://www.skokie.org/PDMain.cfm
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Category Archives: suspensions
You are on prescription medication. While driving, you ran a stop sign, and the police pulled you over. You were arrested for DUI. As a result, the Secretary of State has suspended your driver’s license. Your prescription is legal. Do … Continue reading
If you are charged with DUI in Illinois, the Secretary of State can automatically suspend your driver’s license—but only if you were not on a “public highway.” The law defines a “public highway” as “The entire width between the boundary … Continue reading
If you live out of state and your driver’s license has been revoked in Illinois due to four or more DUIs, a new law may allow you some relief. As of January 1, 2016, you may apply to terminate that … Continue reading
I always warn my clients not to drive after their license is suspended for DUI. Once in trouble, you simply become a magnet for more. Recent Illinois case law has held that even if your license has already been revoked, … Continue reading
Illinois is serious about enforcing its laws about driving on a revoked license when the underlying offense involves drugs or alcohol. Recently, a DuPage County judge sentenced a defendant to 8 ½ years in prison for two counts of driving … Continue reading
A new Illinois law makes it tougher to ignore those routine traffic tickets. Before the new law, your ticket could be dismissed even if you didn’t show up for court. As long as the arresting officer or complaining witness were … Continue reading
Depending on the nature, severity and number of times you’ve been charged with DUI, the Secretary of State may suspend your license or revoke it. Generally, your license is automatically suspended for a set period when you are charged with … Continue reading
As of January 1, 2014, medical marijuana became legal in Illinois provided you are a registered user with a diagnosis for one of the specified medical conditions, and you purchased your pot from a licensed dispensary. So what happens if … Continue reading
If you are charged with DUI in Illinois, the Secretary of State will automatically suspend your driver’s license 46 days after your arrest unless you successfully petition the court to rescind or undo the suspension. If you are caught driving … Continue reading
First-time DUI offenders may quality for a Monitoring Device Driving Permit (MDDP) which allows you to keep driving—as long as you carefully follow all the rules. A violation of your MDDP can extend your time without a driver’s license and … Continue reading