Category Archives: prescription medication

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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PROPOSED ILLINOIS LAW TAKES MARIJUANA OUT OF THE DUI TRACE LAW

A proposed Illinois law would resolve some of the conflict between liberalized marijuana laws and their impact on DUI. Under a current Illinois law, known as the “trace law,” you may be convicted of DUI if you have any unlawful … Continue reading

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NEW ILLINOIS MARIJUANA LAWS DO NOT CHANGE THE DUI TRACE LAW: YOU STILL CAN’T DRIVE WITH MARIJUANA IN YOUR SYSTEM

Medical marijuana is now allowed in Illinois under certain restrictions. So what does that mean if you are charged with DUI after taking that joint? Unfortunately, the penalties for driving and smoking without a prescription can still be severe, even … 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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‘BUT I HAVE A PRESCRIPTION!”: WHEN YOU ARE CHARGED WITH DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF MEDICATION

If you are charged with driving under the influence of a prescription medication, the fact that you have a prescription is not itself a defense. However, the state may have a more difficult time proving that the prescription caused your unsafe driving. Continue reading

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