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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Tag Archives: probable cause
Recent Illinois case law has clarified that an officer must ask you to take the portable breathlayzer test (PBT) and give you enough time to refuse before giving the test, or your case could be dismissed. If you are stopped … Continue reading
You and your friend just came from a party. You were driving, but you started to feel sick. You pulled over to let your passenger drive. That’s when the police officer came up behind you. Now you’re charged with DUI. … Continue reading
There are no hard and fast rules about how much time police can take to perform a routine traffic stop. However, police may keep you no longer than necessary to accomplish the purpose of that stop. How long is necessary … Continue reading
Generally, you do not have the same privacy rights in a car that you would in your home. So while a trained narcotics dog may not sniff outside your apartment door, the dog may sniff around your car. Worse yet, … Continue reading
After a few drinks at the bar, you pulled over on the side of the road. Perhaps you only meant to stop for a moment to use the phone or grab something from the back seat. Perhaps you were tired … Continue reading
Police are allowed to stop drivers based on anonymous tips. The key question is whether the tip was reliable enough to provide probable cause for the stop. The Supreme Court just made that job a lot easier for the prosecution. … Continue reading
It’s not hard for police to justify a traffic stop. There are a host of potential traffic violations, and chances are, you’ve violated at least one of them. But not in every case. A recent Illinois Appellate case found that … Continue reading
You were a passenger in a friend’s car. You had your suitcase in the backseat. Your friend got pulled over by police, and police searched your bag and found drugs or weapons. Can the police search your bag if you … Continue reading
“CAN THEY REALLY STOP ME FOR THAT?” OBSTRUCTED WINDSHIELDS, IMPROPER LICENSE PLATE DISPLAY, AND OTHER MINOR OFFENSES
Before you can be apprehended for DUI, police need a reasonable suspicion to stop your car. Of course, if you are weaving all over the road, driving the wrong way up the highway, or blowing traffic lights, the police have … Continue reading
You had a few drinks at the bar over the course of a few hours. You hadn’t broken any laws on your way home, but the police stopped you and arrested you for DUI. Turns out someone from the bar … Continue reading