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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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DOG SNIFFS AND THE UNDULY PROLONGED TRAFFIC STOP

In 2005, the United States Supreme Court changed the law regarding police stops. Before Illinois v Caballes, police needed specific and articulable facts to change the nature of a stop. After 2005, an officer could change the nature of the … Continue reading

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“I MISSED MY COURT DATE!:” THE ILLINOIS LAW ON BOND FORFEITURE WARRANTS

You overslept and didn’t make it to court. Or maybe you couldn’t get off from work. In any case, you missed the court date for your DUI. What can happen to you? What can you do? When you are charged … Continue reading

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CAN THEY SEARCH MY STUFF IN SOMEONE ELSE’S CAR?

You were a passenger in a friend’s car. You had your suitcase in the backseat. Your friend got pulled over by police, and police searched your bag and found drugs or weapons. Can the police search your bag if you … Continue reading

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THE POLICE NEED A REASON TO STOP YOU: ILLINOIS LAW ON ARRESTS

You really hadn’t done much. You and your friend were parked side by a side in a deserted lot. You handed a small package to your friend, and he pulled off. Next thing you know, the police blocked your car. … Continue reading

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DO I NEED AN ATTORNEY FOR A DUI BOND HEARING IN ILLINOIS?

The answer is yes. An experienced criminal law attorney can present your situation in the light most favorable to a judge, which could mean the difference between waiting for your trial inside the county jail or out. If you are … Continue reading

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“I WAS PULLED OVER IN A ROADBLOCK!”: WHEN YOU ARE ARRESTED FOR DUI AT A POLICE CHECKPOINT

You were driving home from a party. As you approached the intersection near your home, you noticed what appeared to be a police roadblock with flashing lights. Officers were stopping cars and checking IDs. When it was your turn, you … Continue reading

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