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OVERTURNING YOUR DRIVER’S LICENSE SUSPENSION BASED ON A PRESCRIPTION DRUG

You are on prescription medication. While driving, you ran a stop sign, and the police pulled you over. You were arrested for DUI. As a result, the Secretary of State has suspended your driver’s license. Your prescription is legal. Do … Continue reading

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THE AUTOMATIC DUI SUSPENSION OF YOUR DRIVER’S LICENSE: WERE YOU ON PUBLIC OR PRIVATE PROPERTY?

If you are charged with DUI in Illinois, the Secretary of State can automatically suspend your driver’s license—but only if you were not on a “public highway.” The law defines a “public highway” as “The entire width between the boundary … Continue reading

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NEW LAW ALLOWS OUT-OF-STATE RESIDENTS TO END THEIR ILLINOIS DRIVER’S LICENSE REVOCATION

If you live out of state and your driver’s license has been revoked in Illinois due to four or more DUIs, a new law may allow you some relief. As of January 1, 2016, you may apply to terminate that … Continue reading

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COMPOUNDING THE PROBLEM: DRIVING ON A REVOKED OR SUSPENDED LICENSE IN ILLINOIS

I always warn my clients not to drive after their license is suspended for DUI. Once in trouble, you simply become a magnet for more. Recent Illinois case law has held that even if your license has already been revoked, … Continue reading

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BIG TROUBLE: DRIVING ON A REVOKED LICENSE IN ILLINOIS

Illinois is serious about enforcing its laws about driving on a revoked license when the underlying offense involves drugs or alcohol. Recently, a DuPage County judge sentenced a defendant to 8 ½ years in prison for two counts of driving … Continue reading

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ILLINOIS GETS TOUGH ON TRAFFIC TICKETS WITH NEW LAW

A new Illinois law makes it tougher to ignore those routine traffic tickets. Before the new law, your ticket could be dismissed even if you didn’t show up for court. As long as the arresting officer or complaining witness were … Continue reading

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WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A SUSPENDED AND A REVOKED DRIVER’S LICENSE IN ILLINOIS?

Depending on the nature, severity and number of times you’ve been charged with DUI, the Secretary of State may suspend your license or revoke it. Generally, your license is automatically suspended for a set period when you are charged with … Continue reading

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HOW DOES THE NEW ILLINOIS MEDICAL MARIJUANA LAW AFFECT MY DUI?

As of January 1, 2014, medical marijuana became legal in Illinois provided you are a registered user with a diagnosis for one of the specified medical conditions, and you purchased your pot from a licensed dispensary. So what happens if … Continue reading

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CAUGHT IN THE CRACKS: DRIVING ON A SUSPENDED LICENSE BEFORE YOUR SUSPENSION IS THROWN OUT

If you are charged with DUI in Illinois, the Secretary of State will automatically suspend your driver’s license 46 days after your arrest unless you successfully petition the court to rescind or undo the suspension. If you are caught driving … Continue reading

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VIOLATING YOUR ILLINOIS MONITORING DEVICE DRIVING PERMIT

First-time DUI offenders may quality for a Monitoring Device Driving Permit (MDDP) which allows you to keep driving—as long as you carefully follow all the rules. A violation of your MDDP can extend your time without a driver’s license and … Continue reading

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