Field Sobriety Tests Are Imperfect Indicators Of DUI

The Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFST) was developed in the 1970s to assess the impairment of drivers through the administration of three tests. These tests are the Walk and Turn (WAT), the One Legged Stand (OLS), and the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN). Though the three tests run together give an officer a strong indication if…

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Rampant Vehicle Impoundment Fines in Chicago

When you are charged with a DUI in Chicago, IL, you may be subject to a $2,000 fine, plus towing and storage for seizure and vehicle impoundment. However, Chicago has recently been impounding the vehicles of people who have not been charged with Driving Under the Influence as well. A recent article by C.J. Ciarmella published…

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Suspended License Overturned

  Under Illinois law, motorists being placed under arrest for Driving Under the Influence must be read their rights from a form called “Warning to Motorist.” Basically, this form states that if a subject refuses or fails to complete any chemical tests the officer requests or if they fail a chemical test, their driving privileges…

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