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Naperville DUI Lawyer Wins Illinois Supreme Court Case

April 9th, 2014 at 1:21 pm

DeForest Clark is a free man thanks to Naperville Attorney Donald Ramsell

DeForest Clark is a free man thanks to Naperville Attorney Donald Ramsell

As reported on Digital Journal:

Naperville DUI Lawyer Wins Illinois Supreme Court Case

PRWEB.COM Newswire

Naperville, IL (PRWEB) April 09, 2014

Naperville DUI Lawyer Donald J. Ramsell recently won an Illinois Supreme Court case for his client. Ramsell presented his oral arguments for the case People v. Deforest Clark (Case No. 15776) held before the Illinois Supreme Court back in January. The case questioned the constitutionality of eavesdropping laws in Illinois. In the opinion reached, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled that the state’s criminal eavesdropping statute is unconstitutional.

The panel of Judges decided that the statute violated the First Amendment because it applied to all conversations, including those conversations that cannot be considered private such as loud exchanges on a private street, a political debate on a college campus or the public communications between law enforcement and citizens. The Illinois Eavesdropping Act, which bans the audio recording of conversations without the consent of all parties, has been scrutinized for years as Illinois legislative efforts to revise the law have continuously fallen short.

Illinois DUI lawyer Donald Ramsell along with attorney Nicole Sartori represented the defendant Deforest Clark in relation to the two felony counts charged against him for recording conversations with an opposition attorney during child support hearing 11CF464 held in Kane County Court.

“Obviously, my client is extremely pleased with the outcome. We felt that it was the correct decision. My client was simply trying to keep a record of a court proceeding that he was handling pro se, there was never any nefarious intent on his part, ” explains criminal defense attorney Donald Ramsell.

Criminal attorney Donald Ramsell is a managing partner at Ramsell & Associates, LLC. Ramsell focuses his practice on DUI’s, criminal law, drug crimes, felonies, misdemeanors and traffic violations. In 2013, Ramsell was selected for membership to the Top 100 Trial Lawyers organization. The organization recognizes attorneys for their knowledge, skill and success held by only the elite attorneys in the United States. He was also named a 2014 Illinois Super Lawyer by Chicago Magazine, which marks his 8th Super Lawyer designation.

Ramsell & Associates, LLC has been featured in the media throughout the country including on ABC’s 20/20, CNN, CBS, NBC, FOX, COURT –TV and Hannity and Colmes. The Illinois criminal law firm has also appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post and on various national and local radio shows.

Ramsell & Associates, LLC is located in Wheaton, IL. The firm has defended over 13,000 clients since its establishment in 1986. If you are facing criminal charges and would like to work with an experienced criminal attorney call 1-800-DIAL-DUI or fill out the online contact form for a free case review.

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New Technology Added to BAIIDs

July 22nd, 2013 at 10:08 pm

dreamstime_xs_19051456When people are convicted of DUI offenses, law enforcement has certain ways to keep them from driving drunk again.  In 2009, Illinois instituted that breath alcohol ignition interlock devices (BAIID) should be installed in the vehicles of parties guilty of drunk driving.

The BAIID requires that the operator of the vehicle to breathe into a device that can stop the car from working if the blood alcohol level of the driver is equal to or higher than .05 percent.  This has worked to varying degrees since the have been installed in cars, with DUIs declining overall since 2009.

Officials maintain that BAIIDs are often misused by the very people they are trying to protect.  Some previous offenders have anyone else blow into the device, including children.  Others have used tanks of compressed air in order to drive drunk.  The problem is so bad that Illinois State administrator Susan McKinney estimates that of the 11,000 drivers with BAIIDs, over 3,000 are caught trying to drive over the limit every year.

Now an attempt is being made to even stop those circumventing these ignition devices. Prior to the 4th of July celebrations, Illinois has started including new technologies in ignition interlock devices. It is a camera which snaps a picture each time the device is used, that way there is no foul play or cheating the test.

Illinois DUI defense attorney Donald Ramsell is a major opponent of this new technology.  Not only does he feel that this is an invasion of privacy but that the measure to add cameras to these devices is not supported by any evidence that proves their necessity.

If you have been pulled over under suspicion of DUI, don’t fight by yourself.  The law office of Donald Ramsell has defended over 10,000 drivers just like you.  Contact their experienced DUI defense attorneys in Wheaton who can advise you through this difficult time.

Wheaton Lawyer Don Ramsell: No Money Making for Mug Shots

June 18th, 2013 at 9:30 am

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Wheaton defense attorney Don Ramsell, was recently mentioned in a Daily Herald article concerning mug shots online, including paying for the service to view and remove the jail photographs from the Internet.

According to the Daily Herald, Ramsell supports a bill for free speech rights for mug shot website operators, but the bill does not allow the opportunity to capitalize from Internet users. The Daily Herald reports, “I don’t see this as a complete answer, but it’s a good start,” he said. “An extortionist would go out of business if he wasn’t allowed to receive money.”

The proposed bill would ban mug shots from websites that carry arrest records. It would also prevent the websites from monetizing on services to remove the mug shots. Legislators believe this will help middle class workers find more jobs and believe the profit of these websites is an exploitation of freedom of speech.

According to the Daily Herald, “The proposal received unanimous support from both houses in May and would put legal enforcement under the purview of the Illinois attorney general’s office. Websites and other media outlets that solicit or accept money to remove criminal arrest information could be dissolved, suspended or face fines up to $50,000, among other civil sanctions.”

Attorney Don Ramsell, of Ramsell & Associates, LLC,  is an expert in Naperville DUI defense. The firm has a long track record of obtaining favorable results for clients in DuPage County and beyond. For more information, or a free consultation, call 1-800-DIAL-DUI.

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