The success we’ve had in law enforcement disciplinary cases is quite well known throughout the state of Illinois and makes us the law firm police officers and other government workers throughout Chicago and it’s suburbs seek out when they’re in need. In fighting discipline cases we realize it’s more than just a case, rather we’re defending a police officer’s career and livelihood.
Led by a former Chicago police officer and Cook County prosecutor, we are uniquely qualified to represent and identify with law enforcement personnel when they face disciplinary charges. Our stellar track record can be attributed to a shared backgound and uncommon expertise in police policy and procedure.
Before any discipline can be imposed you must receive written notice of the charges, a hearing, and time to prepare. Let the Law Offices of Daniel Q. Herbert & Associates represent you in departmental disciplinary hearings.
Civil Service & Disciplinary Hearings:
Many government employers have adopted civil service protections for their employees. Civil service is designed to take politics, favoritism and nepotism out of employment decisions, and ensure that they are based solely on merit. Civil service offers specific protections to police officers and other Illinois law enforcement officers in disciplinary matters. There is a process for fighting all disciplinary actions, from minor discipline to termination.
Likewise, Illinois police and law enforcement officers have the right to a hearing by their employer before final discipline can be imposed, and even after the hearing there is an appeal process for both civil service and non-civil service officers.
Tenure and Other Special Protections for Illinois Police Officers:
Tenure provides that permanent police officers cannot be fired, removed, suspended, fined or reduced in rank except for just cause. Just cause means only incapacity, misconduct, or disobedience of rules and regulations established by the department. Political considerations are expressly prohibited. Moreover, before any discipline can be imposed an officer must receive written notice of the charges, a hearing, and time to prepare. The Law Offices of Daniel Q. Herbert & Associates represent police officers and other law enforcement employees in departmental disciplinary hearings.