Drivers Hang onto License After Ticket

Author: Joe Pioletti Posted on: . Filed in: Updates.

Can I Keep My Car If I File Bankruptcy?

People will be happy to know that effective January 1st 2015 drivers who are ticketed in Illinois for a petty traffic offense will be able to retain their driver’s license before the ticket is paid.  Prior to this drivers were forced to turn over their license as security that they would pay the ticket.

US Regulator Takes Aim at Debt Collectors

Author: Joe Pioletti Posted on: . Filed in: Bankruptcy, Updates.


The Wall Street Journal recently released a story that the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, or CFPD, is taking aim at a large debt collection law firm. The CFPD is a segment of the Executive Branch of the US government who is charged with enforcing federal consumer financial laws. The recent law suit filed by… Read More »

Law Would Allow Speed Cameras State-Wide

Author: Joe Pioletti Posted on: . Filed in: Criminal Law, Updates.

Illinois Speed Camera

Automated traffic enforcement cameras used to enforce speed limits may be coming to a community near you very soon. Currently, Illinois law allows for speed cameras in Chicago only. However, new proposed legislation would allow for statewide use. The bill, known as HB 4632, is currently before the Illinois House of Representatives. The bill’s intent… Read More »

Cheated by a Landlord over a Security Deposit?

Author: Joe Pioletti Posted on: . Filed in: Landlord Tenant, Real Estate, Updates.

Security Deposit Return

When it comes to security deposits many landlords simply don’t get it. They consider it their own money as soon as they receive it at the beginning of a lease. They think that security deposit money is theirs to use on regular everyday upkeep of the unit. It’s not, that’s what rent money is for.… Read More »

Illegal Downloading: A Far From Covert Crime

Author: Joe Pioletti Posted on: . Filed in: Updates.

Illegal Downloading

It all seems so easy. Movies, music and even computer software is out there in the cyber world, free, seemingly at your fingertips. For some, downloading illegal copyrighted material is justified by their at times exorbitant prices. But in the end, it could cost you a lot of money. While one can find and download… Read More »