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 https://store.lexisnexis.com/categories/area-of-practice/criminal-law-procedure-161/illinois-jurisprudence-criminal-law-and-procedure-skuusSku6539
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 https://store.lexisnexis.com/categories/area-of-practice/criminal-law-procedure-161/illinois-jurisprudence-criminal-law-and-procedure-skuusSku6539.
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.
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.
"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, River Bender News.
"Damned if You Do, Damned if You Don't: Behaving at a DUI Stop," by Art Buono, lawyers.com.
"Time to Shock Schools into Deploying Difibrillators," by Art Buono. November 3, 2011, lawyers.com
"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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In Lake County: http://19thcircuitcourt.state.il.us/1438/Maps-Directions
Illinois Secretary of State Driver’s Services Department:
Illinois State Police: http://www.isp.state.il.us
MUNICIPAL POLICE DEPARTMENTS:
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Tag Archives: traffic stop
If police stop you for a traffic violation, they don’t need a reason to change the reason they stopped you. For example, they can stop you for speeding but then bring in a narcotics dog to sniff your car. However, … Continue reading
Calling Chicago police investigative alerts “troubling,” some Illinois courts have been reluctant to uphold the legality of a police stop based on an alert alone. Investigative alerts are issued by police departments. The Chicago Police Department issues two types of … Continue reading
With ever-expanding access to information, police in one state can easily learn about any criminal charges you have open in another state. And that can lead to extradition. Extradition means you could be arrested in your current state and brought … Continue reading
The answer is yes. Recent U.S. and Illinois Supreme Court cases have held that a request for a driver’s license is reasonable regardless of the reason for the stop. Before 2005, police could not change the nature of a traffic … 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
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
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 just got stopped for DUI. The officer asked you to perform some field sobriety tests and take the portable breathalyzer. You agreed. After all, you figured you only had a couple beers, the result would be well below the … Continue reading
You partied a little too hard, so you were driving extra slowly on your way home. Unfortunately, a police officer spotted you and pulled you over, citing improper lane usage. After taking your license, the officer asked you to step … Continue reading