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DuPage County Divorce, Family Law and Criminal Defense Attorneys

If you need legal advice and representation involving a divorcefamily law disputecriminal caseDUI or other traffic matter in DuPage 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 DuPage County, including: Addison, Bensenville, Bloomingdale, Burr Ridge, Carol Stream, Clarendon Hills, Darien, Downers Grove, Elmhurst, Glen Ellyn, Glendale Heights, Hanover Park, Hinsdale, Itasca, Lisle, Lombard, Naperville, Oak Brook, Oakbrook Terrace, Roselle, Villa Park, Warrenville, Wayne, West Chicago, Westmont, Wheaton, Willowbrook, Winfield, Wood Dale, and Woodridge. 

In addition to serving DuPage County, we proudly represent clients in Will County, Kendall County, Kane County, and Cook County, including the surrounding suburban districts of Bridgeview, Maywood, Rolling Meadows, and Markham. Our experience in multiple counties gives us a well-rounded perspective on how different judges, communities and prosecutors handle complex divorce, family law and criminal matters

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Speeding in a Construction Zone Warning from DuPage County Traffic Attorneys

Speeding in a construction zone is an unsightly blemish on your driving record that you should try to avoid at all costs, whether by avoiding the ticket altogether or fighting it in court. Even though it is a petty offense that you may walk away from with only a high fine, it is taken very seriously by judges and prosecutors due to increased concerns for the safety of workers.

Be aware when entering a construction zone that the speed limit is almost always reduced. Signs must be posted warning drivers that they are about to enter a construction zone and advising them of the maximum speed allowed within that particular construction zone. Most people don't realize that the reduced speed limit applies whether workers are present or not. Avoid the common misconception that if you don't see any workers, you can avoid the special speed limit. That is not the case!

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If You Can't Expunge, Seal Your Criminal Record

If you have been previously arrestedcharged, and even convicted, but you do not qualify for Expungement, you may be able to clean up your criminal record by filing a Petition to Seal. A criminal history can cost you a job, admission to college or can have other negative consequences on your life and future. The process of Sealing entails petitioning the court for the entry of an order directing law enforcement agencies to impound all documents related to a prior criminal arrest, charge, and/or conviction. While Expungement is preferable because it results in the destruction of criminal records, sealing your record is the next best thing. The benefit to sealing your record is that employers, colleges, universities, and the general public will no longer be able to see that old arrest, criminal charge, or conviction. 

If the case you would like expunged resulted in a conviction, you will not be eligible for expungement. Additionally, if you are looking to expunge a prior arrest, dismissal of charges, or court supervision, but you have a prior conviction on your record, you will not be able to file for expungement either. Expungement is only available to defendants who do not have any prior convictions on their records. However, if you have an arrest or criminal charge for a misdemeanor offense that would otherwise be eligible for expungement, but is not due to that prior conviction, you may be the perfect candidate for filing a Petition to Seal your record. Additionally, some misdemeanor and class 4 felony convictions can be sealed. 

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Will County Family, Divorce and Criminal Defense Lawyers

If you need legal advice and representation involving a divorce, family law dispute, criminal case, DUI or other traffic matter in Will 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. Our divorce and criminal defense lawyers serve all of Will County, including: Aurora, Braidwood, Crest Hill, Joliet, Lockport, Naperville, Wilmington, Beecher, Bolingbrook, Channahon, Coal City, Crete, Diamond, Elwood, Frankfort, Godley, Homer Glen, Lemont, Manhattan, Minooka, Monee, New Lenox, Orland Park, Park Forest, Plainfield, Rockdale, Romeoville, Sauk Village, Shorewood, Steger, Symerton, Tinely Park, University Park, Woodridge, Crystal Lawns, Fairmont, Frankfort Square, Goodings Grove, Ingalls Park, Lakewood Shores, Preston Hills and Willowbrook.  We offer free consultations, competitive rates and a compassionate ear. For the convenience of our polish-speaking clients, Attorney Marlene Siedlarz speaks fluent Polish and represents polish-speaking clients throughout Will County.

Although our office is located in DuPage County, we proudly represent clients in Will County, as well as Cook County, Kane County, and Kendall County.  Our experience in multiple counties gives us a well-rounded perspective on how different judges, communities and prosecutors handle complex divorce, family law and criminal matters. 

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The Illinois Secretary of State No Longer Sends Vehicle Registration Renewal Notices

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

Many drivers are surprised to find out that, in general, it is not a violation of their Fourth Amendment right against unreasonable searches and seizures for officers to run license plates and conduct traffic stops for expired or suspended registration, even when no moving violation has occurred. These stops often lead to further inquiry by the police officer, additional tickets, and in some cases, a drug possession or DUI investigation. Don't give patrol officers a reason to pull you over! Check your license plate sticker and renew your vehicle registration before it expires to avoid late registration, additional fees, a traffic citation for Driving with an Expired Registration, and even a possible DUI or criminal investigation

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phone630-953-3000
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address2200 S. Main Street, Suite 317, Lombard, IL 60148
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