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Posted by Michael
This review has been long overdue. Last year, while on the way to Summer Camp Music Festival in Chillicothe, IL, I was arrested by police before I got to the festival. They pulled me over for "following too closely," even though I was nearly 2 car lengths behind the car in front of me. The cop pulls me over and before he comes up to my window, he has the canines walking around my car. The dog "signals" and next thing you know they are searching my car. They do find controlled substances and I thought my life was ruined.
I called Jeff and he answered all my questions, did not rush to get off the phone, and appeared genuinely concerned. He quoted me a reasonable fee to represent me and looking back, everything he told me about what to expect turned out to be spot on. He ended up getting my felony amended to a misdemeanor and I didn't even have to appear in court. We did one of the first "skype" pleas in the nation and I was able to resolve my case without even appearing in court. I don't have any conviction on my record and I can expunge the offense in the future.
I highly recommend Jeff Hall. He really made me think differently about lawyers (in a good way). I definitely owe him more than the fee that I paid him. He would respond to my calls quickly, he would always talk to me until I didn't have any more questions, and he actually seemed to care about my predicament. If you hire him, you will be treated with respect and he will be "real" with you.
Posted by Debie
Goes above and beyond. Knows the law, is focused on clients needs and always answers questions without rushing. Makes you feel like your needs are important. Def recommend highly.
Posted by Lillie
Mr. Hall gave me his goal outcome of the case and a worst case sanaerio; he went above and beyond my expectations as well as his own. He had no doubt in his own abilities. He absolutely did more than i could expect or immagine. Hes amazing and i will reffer him to anypne for anything, big or small, he can handle it. Without going into too much detail about my case, Mr. Hall got the whole case dismissed. I could not ask for anything more. I appriciate everything he did. He gave me another chance of a lifetime.
Posted by Matt
Very great thank you guys so much now I can get back on my career I would recommend Chris leasor or Jeff anytime theirs a problem!
Posted by a client
I hired Jeff to help me get my driving privileges back from Illinois. It had been nearly 17 years since i lost my privileges. I moved out of state and I could not obtain a driver's license in any state due to this "hold" on my license. Jeff helped me by finding a method to expedite the process. He assisted me with application and sure enough, the State of Illinois granted our petition and lifted the hold on my driving record. I now have a driver's license from my home state and i am driving lawfully for the first time in 17 years. Thank you Jeff Hall for helping to to get my life back.I got a job right a way, because of my License and can now support myself and my family.
Posted by Eric
Jeff is the go to guy when it comes to Secretary of State Administrative Hearings! These hearings are complicated to begin with, and with out Jeff Hall's knowledge and experience in these matters there's no way I would have had the successful outcome that I did. Jeff knows exactly what is required, who to talk to, and how to build a successful case in these matters. I wouldn't recommend tackling one of these hearings without representation, but I would certainly recommend calling Jeff, because no one will know how to prepare you like he does.
Posted by Michael R.
Mr. Hall and his associate attorney, Chris Leasor, both worked together on my DUI. I was terrified after being arrested. At the first meeting, they both made me feel better about the entire process. Mr. Hall explained all the different outcomes and told me the most likely outcome. Turns out, he worked out a better deal for me than we first thought. My DUI was in Peoria County and since Mr. Leasor is the former chief DUI prosecutor there, they knew everyone, knew how the system worked from the other side, and walked me through the entire process with only a couple court dates required for me to appear at. I would've lost my job but we worked out a deal that would keep me employed, keep me out of jail, and keep my driver's license from being revoked. Me and my family owe Mr. Hall (and Mr. Leasor) a debt of gratitude. I definitely recommend Jeff Hall and his law firm, Hall, Rustom & Fritz.
Their fees are reasonable and affordable. I had their direct contact info and could get messages to them at any time. They responded regularly in a timely manner and never kept me guessing what was going to happen next. It was my second time needed a lawyer and they really made it better for me when compared to my first attorney.
Posted by a client
Promised so much took my money said he knows all these people he can network and get best deal. He didnt do anything at all i never heard from him until one day before court. Cocky would not recommend.
Posted by John
Jeffrey Hall did an excellent job on my traffic case , he didn't just do a good job he did a great job , Jeff managed to get my case dismissed and in doing so kept my CDL clean and clear and for a truck driver that's a big thing. Thanks Jeff great job couldn't of asked for better results.
Posted by Don
If your FOID card has been revoked due to a Hospital Stay for Alcohol and or Depression you need to call Jeff Hall. Jeff is very experienced when this happens. Jeff is very passionate in reference to this due to the fact that if you are not a (CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER) your FOID card should not be revoked. On March 8th, 2013 Gov Quinn signed into Law Public Act 97-1167 which allows you to seek treatment without having to worry about your FOID card being revoked. Jeff is a professional. Jeff is helping me in this process and it is moving in the right direction. Jeff does not let up. I have been in Law Enforcement for over 16 years and have dealt with several Defense Attorneys and Jeff is by far a guy you want on your side to fight for your rights. The system with the State Police needs a severe overhaul until then its unfortunate if you want your card back have to fight for it and let Jeff help.
PUBLIC ACT 97-1167 PASSES
Public Act 97-1167, which was signed into law by Governor Quinn on March 8,
2013, finally allows police officers to seek treatment for alcohol abuse disorders
without fear of losing their FOID card and the concomitant unpaid leave. In the
past, officers who voluntarily sought treatment for alcohol abuse and were
treated in an institution risked the Department of Health notifying the State Police
of the inpatient admission. The State Police would then revoke the officer’s
FOID card and the City of Chicago could put the officer on unpaid leave as a result of failing to
fulfill one of the requirements of employment – having a valid FOID card. The FOID Act was
never intended to work such an injustice on police officers voluntarily seeking treatment. This
new legislation which amends the FOID Act will prevent such abuse from occurring in the future.
Public Act 97-1167 prohibits the State Police from revoking an officer’s FOID card
where he or she has voluntarily sought treatment for an alcohol abuse disorder and the treatment
was rendered in a facility defined under the Firearms Owners Identification Act as a mental
institution (which includes many hospitals). It was passed after a long legislative battle, which
included the passage of House Bill 4673 by both houses; the amendatory veto by agreement of
House Bill 4673 by Governor Quinn on August 17, 2012; and the passage of a new measure
(House Bill 1273) in early January of the veto session.
Public Act 97-1167 also amends the Firearms Owners Identification Card Act to provide
a procedure by which active law enforcement officers who are denied, revoked or have had
his/her FOID card seized because the officer has been a patient in a mental institution, can apply
to the Director of the State Police requesting relief if the officer did not act in a manner threatening
to the him or herself, another person or the public, as determined by the treating clinical
psychologist or physician.
The new law would not have been possible without the tireless effort of our legislative
sponsors, Representative Carli and Senator Muñoz, who were with us during each leg of this
journey. Representative Carli is a current Chicago Police Sergeant and Rep. Munoz is a former
Chicago Police Officer.