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EXTRADITION TO ILLINOIS: VIOLATION OF PROBATION

If you violate the terms of your out of state probation, you can be extradited to the state where you originally had the problem. Extradition means you could be arrested in your current state and brought back to face charges … Continue reading

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THE ILLINOIS HABITUAL CRIMINAL STATUTE AND DUI

Clients often want to get their DUI cases over with quickly. Sometimes, the evidence is so overwhelming that a swift guilty plea to a lesser charge is actually in the client’s best interest. But many times, pleading guilty to a … Continue reading

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CAN I BE DEPORTED FOR DUI?

The answer is probably no for simple DUI, but possibly yes for aggravated DUI. In short, the answer may depend on whether your DUI could be considered a crime of moral turpitude. In Marmolejo-Campos v. Holder, the court stated that … Continue reading

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EXTRADITION TO ILLINOIS: VIOLATION OF PROBATION FOR DUI

Violating the terms of your DUI supervision or probation could result in your extradition to the state where your case was originally heard. Extradition means you could be arrested in your current state and brought back to face charges in … Continue reading

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NEW ILLINOIS RULES FOR GUILTY PLEAS

As of January 1, 2017, changes to Illinois law require the court to give new warnings about the consequences of a guilty plea. Before you plead guilty, a judge must first warn or “admonish” you about what your plea really … Continue reading

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CAN POLICE ARREST YOU FOR DUI OUTSIDE CITY LIMITS?

The Illinois criminal code generally limits arrests outside a police officer’s jurisdiction except under certain circumstances. The Illinois municipal code, however, permits an officer to make an arrest in an adjoining municipality as long as it is within the same … Continue reading

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FAILURE TO REPORT AN ACCIDENT IN ILLINOIS

You left the bar feeling pretty toasty. Unfortunately, on the way home, you got into an accident. You now have a dilemma. If you report the accident, the police may charge you with DUI. But if you don’t report the … Continue reading

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CHANGES TO ILLINOIS LAW ON MARIJUANA AND DUI

Changes to Illinois law tackle the problem of determining how much marijuana is too much for purposes of DUI. The new law took effect July 29, 2016. The new law provides a limit for driving under the influence of marijuana … Continue reading

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2016 UPDATE ON COURTHOUSE CELL PHONE RULES

After the recent removal of cell phone lockers at the George N. Leighton Criminal Courthouse resulted in confusion, it seems like a good time to review the rules. Cook County first implemented its courthouse cell phone ban in 2013. The … Continue reading

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BE POLITE TO YOUR OFFICER: COURTESY DURING A POLICE STOP

Despite the bad apples you see in the news, the majority of police officers are decent people just trying to do a dangerous job the best way they can. Therefore, if you are stopped by police, you should treat them … Continue reading

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