Security Deposits

Posted on September 21st, 2020 by Samantha McCarty

When moving out of a rental home, tenants are extremely eager to see the return of their security deposit. Landlords are required to follow state law when handling your deposit, which means using it only for certain expenses and returning it to you by a specific deadline. However, not all landlords comply with, or even […]

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Getting Divorced in Illinois: Marital & Non-Marital Property

Posted on August 18th, 2020 by Laura Peters

Going through a divorce is one of the most stressful events a person can experience. Part of what makes it so stressful is the fact that both spouses generally want to keep as many assets as they possibly can. Who is entitled to what assets during a divorce in Illinois depends on whether the assets […]

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Firearm Ownership in Illinois

Posted on August 6th, 2020 by Laura Peters

When people think of the United States Constitution, one of the first rights included in the Bill of Rights is our Second Amendment right to bear arms. While you do have the right to own and even carry firearms on your person, it’s important to do so legally. That means being aware of and complying […]

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Domestic Battery in Illinois

Posted on July 21st, 2020 by Laura Peters

Domestic battery is a serious crime in Illinois. As we’ll discuss below, a domestic battery conviction can have significant consequences for you and your future. As such, it’s best to speak with an attorney about domestic battery charges. The experienced criminal defense lawyers in Lockport, Illinois at Giannola Legal LLC offer free, no time limit […]

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Understanding Disorderly Conduct in Illinois

Posted on July 3rd, 2020 by Laura Peters

Disorderly conduct is a criminal offense under Illinois law. It’s important to be aware of the disorderly conduct statute because it is so broad – it covers a wide variety of behaviors that many people wouldn’t necessarily think of as criminal. As always, consult an attorney if you’ve been charged with a crime. Giannola Legal […]

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