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DRIVING ON A REVOKED/SUSPENDED LICENSE CAN LEAD TO STIFFER DUI PENALTIES

A recent Illinois appellate case underscores the proposition that if your license is revoked or suspended, it’s revoked or suspended until the Secretary of State says it’s not. If you lose your license because of DUI, you cannot drive until … 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If you live out of state and your driver’s license has been revoked in Illinois due to four or more DUIs, a new law may allow you some relief.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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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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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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TO BREATHE OR NOT TO BREATHE: TAKING THE BREATHALYZER

If you are arrested for DUI, one of the most important decisions you will have to make is whether to take or refuse the breathalyzer. While the Illinois Secretary of State imposes greater penalties for refusing field sobriety tests such as the breathalyzer, you have a greater chance of winning a trial if you refuse. Continue reading

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WHEN YOU ARE CHARGED WITH DRIVING ON A SUSPENDED LICENSE

If you are charged with driving on a suspended or revoked license due to an underlying alcohol offense, you may face mandatory jail terms. But all is not hopeless. An experienced attorney can investigate whether you have a defense or at least help you obtain a better plea agreement. Continue reading

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THE ILLINOIS ZERO TOLERANCE LAW: ALCOHOL AND THE UNDERAGE DRIVER

Underage drivers beware! If you are below the age of 21 and are caught with even trace amounts of alcohol on your breath or with open containers in your car, you may face enhanced penalties involving the suspension of your … Continue reading

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