Practice Areas

General practice attorneys helping our clients with all their legal needs.

Real Estate
Real Estate

The process of buying and selling residential and commercial real estate can be a challenge. Finding the right property...

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Criminal Defense
Criminal Defense

Every person accused of a crime has the right to an attorney. A criminal defense attorney protects the interests...

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Corporate
Corporate

Gilmartin Legal acts as in-house counsel for businesses, providing peace of mind and strategic legal counsel at a reasonable...

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Creditors’ Rights
Creditors’ Rights

Collection is not a dirty word. It is a necessary and helpful part of any business. What do you...

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DUI / DWI – Drunk Driving
DUI / DWI – Drunk Driving

Driving Under the Influence Driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol is extremely dangerous. Alcohol and drugs...

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Litigation
Litigation

When opposing sides have a legal dispute, it is often resolved through litigation. The issue may be solved through...

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Estate Planning & Probate
Estate Planning & Probate

Careful estate planning can save your loved ones time, money, and stress in carrying out your final wishes and...

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Assault & Battery
Assault & Battery

Assault. Assault is defined as intentionally putting another person in reasonable apprehension of bodily harm. In other words, it...

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Breath & Blood DUI Tests
Breath & Blood DUI Tests

Law enforcement officers may use a breath or blood test to determine your blood alcohol content (BAC). They may...

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Burglary
Burglary

This is entering a property or vehicle with the intent to commit a theft. Burglary is a felony, and...

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Carjacking
Carjacking

If you take a motor vehicle from another person using force or the threat of force, that is considered...

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Cocaine Charges
Cocaine Charges

Cocaine is illegal in Illinois. The possession, sale, and manufacturing of cocaine is a felony. The penalty is determined...

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Criminal Appeals
Criminal Appeals

If you have found guilty of a crime, there may be an opportunity for a criminal appeal.  Not every...

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DUI & Vehicular Manslaughter
DUI & Vehicular Manslaughter

DUIs that result in death have major consequences. It is a class 2 felony with penalties of 3-14 years...

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DUI Accidents
DUI Accidents

Any DUI charge is a serious offense. If you are involved in an accident while driving under the influence,...

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DUI Involving Injury
DUI Involving Injury

A DUI that results in an injury has more severe penalties since the cost of the DUI is higher....

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DUI Penalties
DUI Penalties

DUI penalties vary depending on the circumstances of the offense, whether it was a first or subsequent offense, whether...

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Deceptive Practice
Deceptive Practice

Writing bad checks is considered deceptive practice in Illinois. This occurs when someone writes a check using a real...

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Delivery of a Controlled Substance
Delivery of a Controlled Substance

It is illegal to sell and deliver illegal drugs in Illinois. Intent to deliver charges occur when you have...

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Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a crime in Illinois. In domestic violence, the offender is someone related by blood, or lives...

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Do’s & Don’ts When Pulled Over
Do’s & Don’ts When Pulled Over

When you get pulled over you have certain rights. It is important to always treat the law enforcement officer...

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Driver’s License Reinstatements
Driver’s License Reinstatements

Some criminal charges, like driving under the influence, will result in the revocation of your driver’s license. Once the...

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Drug Manufacturing
Drug Manufacturing

Manufacturing illegal drugs is illegal in Illinois. If you possess any of the ingredients or tools to manufacture an...

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Drug Possession
Drug Possession

The possession of certain schedule I drugs are illegal in Illinois. These drugs include: cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, marijuana, and...

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Drug Sales
Drug Sales

Certain drugs are illegal in Illinois. Other drugs may only be distributed by licensed dispensaries with a prescription from...

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Drug Trafficking
Drug Trafficking

You can be charged with drug trafficking in Illinois if you knowingly bring a controlled substance into the state...

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Drug Transportation
Drug Transportation

Transporting illegal drugs is illegal in Illinois. Drugs regulated by the Controlled Substances Act can only be sold, transported,...

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Drugs & DUI
Drugs & DUI

Having any type of illegal drug in your system will result in a DUI if you are caught driving....

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Drugs Crimes
Drugs Crimes

It is a crime to possess, sell, or manufacture illegal drugs. The sale and manufacture of controlled substances, as...

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Ecstasy Charges
Ecstasy Charges

Ecstasy is an illegal drug in Illinois. It is a schedule 1 drug. This means possession, selling or manufacturing...

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Expungements & Record Sealing
Expungements & Record Sealing

Anytime you are arrested, it will be added to your criminal record. If you are arrested, but the charges...

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Federal Charges
Federal Charges

Some crimes are violations of state laws and some are violations of federal laws. Federal laws include criminal acts...

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Felony Crimes
Felony Crimes

Felonies are more serious crimes and have longer sentences and higher fines. The minimum prison sentence for a felony...

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Felony DUI
Felony DUI

The first two DUI convictions are typically class A misdemeanors. Subsequent offenses are felonies. A first time offense can...

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Field Sobriety Test
Field Sobriety Test

If the police officer suspects that you have been driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, he/she...

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Forgery
Forgery

This occurs when a person knowingly alters a document to make it false, delivers a false/altered document, or unlawfully...

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Fraud
Fraud

A wide variety of financial crimes are considered fraud. It is the intentional deception of another person for financial...

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Heroin Charges
Heroin Charges

Heroin use is illegal in Illinois. Possessing, selling or manufacturing heroin is a felony charge. The penalty is determined...

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Identity Theft
Identity Theft

This occurs when a person uses another person’s identifying characteristics to commit other crimes such as using a person’s...

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Internet & Computer Crime
Internet & Computer Crime

Many times internet crime can overlap with other offenses, because a computer was used in a crime. Illinois has...

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Juvenile Crimes
Juvenile Crimes

Minors under the age of 17 that commit crimes are charged separately than adults in the juvenile justice system....

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License Suspension / Revocation
License Suspension / Revocation

Some offenses, including DUI can result in the suspension or revocation of your driver’s license. When the suspension/revocation period...

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MDDP
MDDP

This stands for monitoring device driver’s permit. A MDDP allows the driver to operate cars with a BAIID (breath...

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Marijuana Charges
Marijuana Charges

Possessing, selling, and growing marijuana is illegal in Illinois. Though marijuana use is permitted for medicinal purposes, proper permits...

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Marijuana Cultivation
Marijuana Cultivation

A license is required to cultivate marijuana legally in illinois for medicinal purposes. Anyone cultivating marijuana without a license...

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Medical Marijuana
Medical Marijuana

Medical marijuana is legal in illinois; however, it must be used appropriately. In order to use medical marijuana, a...

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Methamphetamine Charges
Methamphetamine Charges

Methamphetamine use is especially destructive, and as a result, Illinois lawmakers have made possession of methamphetamine a felony charge....

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Misdemeanor Offenses
Misdemeanor Offenses

Misdemeanors are less serious offenses. The maximum jail sentence for a misdemeanor is one year. While the penalties are...

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Murder / Manslaughter
Murder / Manslaughter

Murder / Manslaughter.Killing another person is murder if it is done intentionally and manslaughter if it is done unintentionally....

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Out of State DUI
Out of State DUI

The Interstate Driver’s License Compact makes it so that if you get a DUI in another state, it will...

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Plea Bargain vs. Trial
Plea Bargain vs. Trial

Sometimes when you are charged with the crime, the prosecution may offer a plea bargain instead of attempting to...

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Possession of Marijuana
Possession of Marijuana

Marijuana is still illegal in Illinois unless you have the appropriate documentation to show that it is for medical...

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Possession of a Controlled Substance
Possession of a Controlled Substance

Since some drugs have an increased likelihood of dependency and abuse, the government regulates their sale and use. Some...

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Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle
Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle

A person can be charged with possession of a stolen vehicle if he/she knowingly sells, receives, conceals, disposes of,...

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Possession with Intent
Possession with Intent

If you are in possession of a large amount of drugs, then it is likely that you will be...

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Prescription Fraud
Prescription Fraud

It is illegal to lie to obtain a prescription for a controlled substance, it is illegal to use someone...

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Probation Violations
Probation Violations

Probation often has certain requirements that must be followed. Violations of probation requirements can result in additional penalties and...

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Prostitution
Prostitution

According to Illinois law, performing, offering or agreeing to perform a sexual act is prostitution. This is a class...

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Retail Theft / Shoplifting
Retail Theft / Shoplifting

Retail theft includes taking an item from a store without paying for it, changing the price tag on an...

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Robbery & Armed Robbery
Robbery & Armed Robbery

Robbery occurs when a person knowingly takes property from another person with force or the threat of force. This...

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Search & Seizure Laws
Search & Seizure Laws

The law protects against unlawful search and seizure. Law enforcement agencies require a warrant signed by a judge before...

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Sentencing
Sentencing

The sentences for criminal offenses are often determined on a case by case basis depending on the circumstances of...

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Sex Crimes
Sex Crimes

Criminal sexual assault, aggravated criminal sexual assault, predatory criminal sexual assault, criminal sexual abuse, and aggravated criminal sexual abuse...

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Solicitation
Solicitation

Solicitation occurs when someone encourages or requests that someone commit an offense. The penalty depends on the crime being...

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Theft Crimes
Theft Crimes

There are a variety of theft and property crimes that involve taking another person’s property. The severity of the...

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Traffic Violations
Traffic Violations

Most traffic violations are easily resolved and do not require an appearance in court. However, if your situation may...

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Under 21 DUI
Under 21 DUI

Driving with any amount of alcohol in your system is illegal for people under the age of 21. Any...

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Unlawful Police Stop
Unlawful Police Stop

Police cannot just stop anyone they want. They must have a valid purpose for making a stop. If you...

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Unlawful Use of a Credit Card
Unlawful Use of a Credit Card

It is a crime to use another person’s credit or debit card, sell another person’s credit/debit card, or have...

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Weapons Charges
Weapons Charges

Illinois law regulates the sale and use of weapons. Violations of weapon laws can carry severe penalties. It is...

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