Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana

Summer in Chicago provides residents with many opportunities to enjoy the outdoors before we are forced inside for another winter. It also provides Chicago Police with many opportunities to write citations for residents drinking alcohol

In addition to Driving Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol (625 ILCS 5/11-501) or Aggravated Fleeing and Eluding (625 ILCS 5/11-204.1), there are other traffic offenses in Illinois that are serious, such as Reckless

Many of my clients ask me, “What is supervision?” In Illinois, if you are charged with a misdemeanor criminal offense you are most likely eligible for “Court Supervision” even if you are found guilty after

Under Illinois law, an individual commits “assault” when, “without lawful authority, he or she knowingly engages in conduct which places another in reasonable apprehension of receiving a battery.” That means that assault is committed when

In addition to Driving Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol (625 ILCS 5/11-501) or Reckless Driving (625 ILCS 5/11-503), there are other traffic offenses in Illinois that are serious, such as Aggravated Fleeing or

In Illinois, defendants facing years of prison may not actually have to complete their entire sentence. Defendants are often eligible for sentence credit based on the completion of programs or services rendered while they are

An officer needs probable cause that a person is under the influence of alcohol before he or she can request them to submit to a breath test. Phase III of DUI Detection or the Pre-Arrest

DUI Detection. This is Part Two of a Three Part Series on DUI or OVI Detection. Many people eventually charged with DUI or OVI think that they got charged because they failed the breath test.

I’ve spoken to hundreds of people charged with driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. Most people charged with DUI or OVI do not completely grasped that the arresting officer was building a case against them

Who gets arrested in Cook County?  How about DuPage County? Are more men arrested than women?  More Blacks than whites?  Some organizations keep a records of arrests, but generally it is difficult get precise numbers

In Illinois, there are several chapters of offenses in the Illinois Compiled Statutes relating to drugs. They are: You can read the full description of the drugs offenses listed under these chapters at http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs3.asp?ActID=1876&ChapterID=53. In