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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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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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HOW LONG WILL I LOSE MY DRIVER’S LICENSE FROM DUI IN ILLINOIS?

You need your car to get to work. If you can’t drive, you’ll lose your job. Unfortunately, you just got charged with DUI. Will you lose your license and for how long? The answers to those questions depend on several … Continue reading

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BECAUSE THEY CAN: THE SECRETARY OF STATE’S DISCRETIONARY POWER TO SUSPEND YOUR LICENSE

We can all agree that the Secretary of State has a valid interest in keeping the roads safe. As part of that interest, Illinois law has given the Secretary of State broad power to suspend a person’s driver’s license for … Continue reading

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WHY YOU SHOULD FIGHT YOUR ILLINOIS DUI–EVEN IF YOU LIVE OUT OF STATE

Back in the early United States, if you didn’t like the person you married, you could simply move to another state and marry someone else. No one would ever know. But the world has changed a lot since then. Technology … Continue reading

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THE CHARGE OF BAC EXCEEDS 0.08 IN ILLINOIS

Your driving was actually just fine, but your breathalyzer was well over the legal limit. Or maybe you swerved all over the lane, but you only blew a .04. Either way, you can be found guilty of DUI. How can … Continue reading

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“I DROVE ANOTHER CAR!”: WHEN YOU HAVE VIOLATED YOUR MONITORING DEVICE DRIVING PERMIT (MDDP)

As a first time DUI offender, you were eligible to receive a Breath Activated Ignition Interlock Device (BAIID) under an MDDP. You paid your fees and had the device installed. Generally, you take your own car and blow into the … Continue reading

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AGGRAVATED DUI IN ILLINOIS: DEFINITION, PUNISHMENT AND DEFENSE

Under certain circumstances, you can be charged with aggravated DUI, punishable as a Class 4 felony by 1 to 3 yeas in jail and up to a $25,000 fine. These circumstances include causing an accident which resulted in great bodily harm or having too many DUIs on your record. If you are charged, you should contact an experienced attorney immediately to preserve your rights and prepare your defense. Continue reading

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