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AGGRAVATED DUI: WHAT REALLY CAUSED THE ACCIDENT?

Before the Illinois legislature amended the law, you could be convicted of Aggravated DUI if you were the proximate cause of an accident that resulted in great bodily harm or death, and you had any amount of a controlled substance … Continue reading

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MARIJUANA CAN STILL GET YOU IN TROUBLE

There is no doubt that laws regarding marijuana are liberalizing. A new law effective July 29, 2016 takes marijuana out of the trace law–the law that convicts you for DUI if you cause a serious accident whether or not you … 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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ILLINOIS SUPREME COURT CASE TOUGHENS DRIVING WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF DRUGS

You enjoy smoking pot, but you don’t do it often. About a week after your last toke, you missed a red light and plowed into an oncoming car. The other driver was killed and you were taken to the hospital. … Continue reading

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