By Martin & Kent, L.L.C. posted in News on Thursday, January 18, 2018. Our team at Martin & Kent, L.L.C. is proud to announce that attorney Tim Martin was selected as a 2018 Super Lawyer. Super Lawyers is an annual nomination given to exceptional lawyers. Its purpose is to provide a list of excellent legal counsel options for people who need an attorney.
On behalf of Timothy P. Martin of Martin & Kent, L.L.C. posted in News on Thursday, March 26, 2015.
Illinois residents suffering from serious medical conditions initially rejoiced when the state voted to legalize medical marijuana. But after a year and a half, that excitement has almost entirely worn off and has been replaced with despair.
On behalf of Martin & Kent, L.L.C. posted in News on Thursday, November 6, 2014.
Officials like Kendall County Assistant State's Attorney Nemura Pencyla are expressing apprehension regarding the opening of 60 medical marijuana dispensaries throughout Illinois. Pencyla believes that legal consumption of marijuana is directly connected to an increase in crime in his observation of crime statistics in states with similar medical marijuana laws.
On behalf of Martin & Kent, L.L.C. posted in News on Thursday, October 23, 2014.
Former Redflex Traffic Systems CEO Karen Finley was indicted August 13 th2014 on nine counts of mail fraud, three counts of wire fraud, three counts of bribery, and one count of conspiracy to commit bribery. Finley along with former city official John Bills were accused of using the traffic camera business to bribe the city between 2002 and 2012. The program has brought almost $500 million to Chicago where it operated thanks to traffic tickets which had been suspected of not functioning properly.
On behalf of Martin & Kent, L.L.C. posted in News on Thursday, October 9, 2014.
In the past, a police officer could hold on to your driver's license, even after minor traffic stops, until the case is resolved. This is set to change once Gov. Pat Quinn signs a new measure which would allow those pulled over for minor stops to hold on to their licenses. This allows them more ease when seeking to cash a check or perform anything which requires identification. It also cuts back on further complications, expenses, and other challenges that license collections brought.
On behalf of Martin & Kent, L.L.C. posted in News on Thursday, September 25, 2014.
While Kane County State Attorney Joe McMahon is cutting costs ahead of his planned budget process, he is still pushing for more funds for certain programs. He believes that programs dealing with defendants with mental health issues have been effective so far and need more support.
On behalf of Martin & Kent, L.L.C. posted in News on Monday, September 22, 2014.
On July 9, 2013, after a protracted battle, Illinois became the last state in the nation to allow citizens to carry firearms in public. Before the 2013 legislative session, legislators from both parties presented, but failed to pass a concealed carry law - making Illinois the only state that had a complete ban on concealed weapons.
On behalf of Martin & Kent, L.L.C. posted in News on Thursday, September 11, 2014.
Illinois legislation has taken effort to create the toughest medical marijuana laws in the nation. The law allowing the use of medical cannabis was signed by the governor in 2013 and took effect on January 1st, but actual implementation of the program has yet to take place. This is largely due to the fact that until recently, the rules have been under work by four different government agencies.
On behalf of Martin & Kent, L.L.C. posted in News on Wednesday, September 3, 2014.
Two Chicago police officers hold spots at the top of the list for the most misconduct complaints. During their time in the force from 2001 to 2006, they received more than 50 complaints each. Other than verbal warnings, they were not disciplined for any of their misconduct.
On behalf of Martin & Kent, L.L.C. posted in News on Tuesday, August 26, 2014.
An ordinance in Peoria requires anyone purchasing a concealable firearm to submit a certificate, including their right thumbprint and signature, to the police department. This certificate must be completed within 24 hours, and it includes many questions that are also present in the mandatory background check.