The New Concealed Carry Law in Illinois

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

Pioletti & Pioletti Concealed Carry Illinois

In 2013 Illinois became the final state in the country to authorize some form of concealed carry of a firearm. Effective January 5th 2014, people 21 years of age who have completed the required 16 hours of training can begin applying for a permit. As recently as early January 2014 the wording of the new… Read More »

New US Supreme Court Decision Gives States the Green Light to Take DNA Samples Upon Arrest

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

Pioletti & Pioletti DNA Upon Request

In a recent decision, a divided US Supreme Court voted 5-4 to uphold a Maryland law allowing authorities to take DNA samples from people who have been arrested. In doing so the justices rejected the claim that taking a mouth swab from a suspect’s mouth constituted an “unreasonable search” under the 4th amendment of the… Read More »