In Illinois, it is illegal to drive if your Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) is above 08%. Law enforcement officers are constantly on the lookout for drivers that they suspect may have exceeded that limit. Instances of negligent driving, including speeding, disregarding traffic signs and signals, and swerving in and out of lanes may all cause […]
Author: Law Office of Van-Lear P. Eckert, PC
Should I Get A Lawyer For My First-Time DUI Charge?
On Behalf of Law Office of Van-Lear P. Eckert, PC | March 3rd, 2023 | DUI
Don’t Let a Theft Conviction Steal Your Freedom
On Behalf of Law Office of Van-Lear P. Eckert, PC | February 6th, 2023 | Criminal Defense
In the eyes of the law, theft, stealing, and larceny are all terms used to describe the taking of another person’s property without their consent. Depending on the circumstances of the theft or the value of the property, larceny could mean years of prison time, high fines, and a felony or misdemeanor on your criminal […]
The Misuse of Common Over-the-Counter Medicines
On Behalf of Law Office of Van-Lear P. Eckert, PC | January 12th, 2023 | Drug Crimes
Have you ever wondered why you must show I.D. and be over 18 when purchasing certain over-the-counter medications or face drug charges for possessing specific amounts of these medications? The answer is that some OTC medicines have active ingredients with the potential to be misused at high doses or by being made into other harmful […]
Do Not Delay Filing a Worker’s Compensation Claim
On Behalf of Law Office of Van-Lear P. Eckert, PC | January 10th, 2023 | Personal Injury
In Illinois, a worker’s compensation claim must be filed within three years of the incident or two years of the last compensation payment date. Although this seems like a long time, you would be surprised how fast it can go by when you are focused on healing from an injury and getting on your feet […]
Five Things to Consider Before Asking Your Spouse for a Divorce
On Behalf of Law Office of Van-Lear P. Eckert, PC | December 15th, 2022 | Divorce
Is the holiday season bringing extra stress and thoughts of divorce? If you are feeling this way, you are not alone. The time period around the holiday season is the most common time for people to file for divorce. Although, before you jump the gun and do so yourself, consider this: 1. Are you feeling guilty? If […]
Does Your Employer Have Worker’s Compensation Insurance?
On Behalf of Law Office of Van-Lear P. Eckert, PC | December 6th, 2022 | Employment Law
While we cannot tell you the answer to your question without knowing more details, we can tell you this: Illinois law requires almost all employers to provide workers’ compensation insurance for nearly all employees. The only people who can personally exempt themselves are sole proprietors, business partners, corporate officers, and members of limited liability companies. […]
What is Probation?
On Behalf of Law Office of Van-Lear P. Eckert, PC | November 21st, 2022 | Criminal Defense
Surely you have heard of the term probation. But do you know what it really means? You can find out the legal definition of many criminal law terms here!
WHAT IF THE NEGLIGENT DRIVER FILES A COUNTERSUIT?
On Behalf of Law Office of Van-Lear P. Eckert, PC | July 21st, 2022 | Personal Injury
You were unlucky enough to get seriously hurt or have your car totaled in a crash. The other driver who is at fault for the wreck didn’t have enough insurance to pay for all of your expenses, so you filed a personal injury lawsuit against them. Instead of negotiating a settlement with you to keep […]
WHAT IF YOU ARE PARTIALLY AT FAULT FOR THE CAR ACCIDENT?
On Behalf of Law Office of Van-Lear P. Eckert, PC | April 8th, 2022 | Personal Injury
Fault plays a big role in Illinois car crashes. One of the drivers involved may have to pay a ticket if a police officer decides that they caused the wreck. That determination of fault will also influence which insurance policy pays for costs directly tied to the crash. Many times, the fault for a collision […]
UNEQUAL PAY AT WORK REMAINS A MAJOR CONCERN
On Behalf of Law Office of Van-Lear P. Eckert, PC | March 17th, 2022 | Employment Law
News reports in Illinois and across the country have drawn attention to ongoing issues with sexual harassment and workplace discrimination, and women workers continue to report significant concerns about bias on the job. According to one study of 1,000 American workers, there are a number of concerns about gender discrimination, including the gender pay gap, […]