Archive, February 2016.

The Illinois Secretary of State stopped sending renewal notices to Illinois drivers as a reminder to renew their vehicle registration. Because this decision came without warning, many Illinois drivers, who rely on the renewal notice as a reminder, have incurred substantial fees for their late renewal. For those of you who rely on the reminder, you can now sign up for an email notice by visiting the Secretary of State's website. 

Driving Under the Influence (DUI) is one of the most serious traffic offenses you can face. In most circumstances, a first time offense is a class A misdemeanor, which carries with it possible penalties of up to 364 days in county jail and fines of up to $2,500. In addition, a conviction for DUI results in an automatic revocation of your driving privileges for one year. Although a revocation of your driving privileges would not take effect until the conclusion of your criminal case, and is sometimes carefully avoided if granted court supervision, many drivers …

DuPage County Bar Association member, Jacqueline Aldrich, and partner, Marlene Siedlarz, are proud to announce the opening of their law firm, Aldrich & Siedlarz Law, P.C., located in Lombard, Illinois. Jacqueline Aldrich and Marlene Siedlarz were former coworkers for more than 5 years and joined forces in March of 2015 to open a practice dedicated to helping clients resolve a wide variety of challenging legal matters, concentrating in the areas of family and criminal law. They proudly serve clients in DuPage County, as well as in Will, Cook, Kane and Kendall Counties. They draw on over 20…

Exercising your rights to remain silent and to representation are key to defending criminal and traffic charges that you may face, such as DUI, domestic battery, drug charges and retail theft. Although law enforcement officers are required to read you Miranda warnings, the amount of stress you may be under can affect your ability to understand and process these important constitutional rights. Be cautious when encountering a friendly police officer who tries to convince you that you do not need a criminal defense attorney or that providing an explanation …

If you need legal advice and representation involving a divorce, family law dispute, criminal case, DUI or other traffic matter in Cook County, contact our attorneys at Aldrich & Siedlarz Law, P.C. for a free initial consultation. We are conveniently located at 2200 S. Main Street in Lombard, Illinois, just off of I-355 and Butterfield Road or I-88 and Highland Avenue. We serve all of Cook County, including: ,Berwyn, Blue Island, Burbank, Calumet City, Chicago Heights, Country Club Hills, Countryside, Des Plaines, Evanston, Harvey, Hickory Hills, Hometown, Markham…

Family law and Criminal Defense attorney Jacqueline Aldrich enjoyed a night of fellowship at the Naperville Chamber of Commerce Gala among fellow DuPage County Attorneys, North Central College alumni/staff and many inspiring business men and women from the community!

As proud sponsors of the North Central College athletic program, Aldrich & Siedlarz Law, P.C. is pleased to offer student discounts for North Central College students who need legal representation for local traffic tickets in DuPage County and Will County. Not all traffic citations require legal representation. However, some traffic offenses necessitate representation by an experienced traffic and criminal defense attorney, like North Central alumna Jacqueline Aldrich. Moreover, some drivers require attorney representation as a result of their traffic history…

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