Alcohol-Related Charges Common in Illinois

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

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

  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

DUI Dismissed on December 30, 2016. The State of Illinois recently dismissed a DUI (625 ILCS 5/11-501) against my client.  My client's case was not dismissed based on a legal technicality, but based on his perseverance

DUI Arrests The number of DUI fatalities has decreased by fifty percent since the 1980s. Further, the there are only about four (4) DUI arrests for every 10,000 Illinois drivers.  Illinois ranks 48th out of all 50

Restricted Driving Permit During the Statutory Suspension The new 2016 DUI laws are taking effect. One of the most important changes to the law is the removal of the 6-208.1(g).: (g) (Blank). Following a statutory

Felony DUI Defenses In Illinois, there are some circumstances when a first DUI is a felony offense. 625 ILCS 5/11-501 entitled Driving while under the influence of alcohol, other drug or drugs, intoxicating compound or compounds or any

Police body cameras will not be mandatory on January 1, 2016, but Public Act 99-0352 creates a policy for their use throughout the state of Illinois. Public Act 99-0352 is the nation’s most comprehensive piece

[caption id="attachment_3143" align="alignnone" width="259"] Thanksgiving: DUI & Speeding Crackdown[/caption] The Wednesday before Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the busy holiday driving period where officers will be cracking down on DUI and Speeding. High traffic volumes

Back in March 2015, the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board wrote an editorial on pending legislation that would remove "hard time." Generally, "hard time" is a period of time when a person charged with a DUI

“Driving Under the Influence” is defined as operating a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol, other drugs including cannabis (marijuana) prescribed for medical purposes, or intoxicating compounds and methamphetamine. In Illinois, a driver is legally

Every state defines “drunk driving” differently in their criminal and/or traffic code. Some states charge “drunk driving” as Driving Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol (DUI) and other states charge drunk driving as Operating