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LAKE COUNTY INTRODUCES ALCOHOL-SENSING ANKLE MONITORS

In order to deter repeat offenders, Lake County has introduced alcohol-sensing ankle monitors for DUI defendants. The monitors work by testing the defendant’s perspiration for alcohol every 30 minutes. Under the new program known as SCRAM, repeat DUI offenders may … Continue reading

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HOW CAN I GET MY DRIVER’S LICENSE BACK IN ILLINOIS?

If you have a DUI conviction, the Secretary of State may have revoked your driver’s license. Losing your license is affecting your ability to work and to live your daily life. How can you get your license back? The road … Continue reading

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RECKLESS HOMICIDE IN ILLINOIS

Let’s say you are driving down the highway at night during a heavy thunderstorm. Visibility is poor, but you are still driving over the speed limit. Suddenly, you crash, killing the other driver. Can you be charged with homicide? The … Continue reading

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A CHICAGO POLICE INVESTIGATIVE ALERT MAY NOT BE ENOUGH TO UPHOLD A TRAFFIC STOP IN ILLINOIS

Calling Chicago police investigative alerts “troubling,” some Illinois courts have been reluctant to uphold the legality of a police stop based on an alert alone. Investigative alerts are issued by police departments. The Chicago Police Department issues two types of … Continue reading

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EXTRADITION TO ILLINOIS: VIOLATION OF PROBATION

If you violate the terms of your out of state probation, you can be extradited to the state where you originally had the problem. Extradition means you could be arrested in your current state and brought back to face charges … Continue reading

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THE ILLINOIS HABITUAL CRIMINAL STATUTE AND DUI

Clients often want to get their DUI cases over with quickly. Sometimes, the evidence is so overwhelming that a swift guilty plea to a lesser charge is actually in the client’s best interest. But many times, pleading guilty to a … Continue reading

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CAN I BE DEPORTED FOR DUI?

The answer is probably no for simple DUI, but possibly yes for aggravated DUI. In short, the answer may depend on whether your DUI could be considered a crime of moral turpitude. In Marmolejo-Campos v. Holder, the court stated that … Continue reading

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EXTRADITION TO ILLINOIS: VIOLATION OF PROBATION FOR DUI

Violating the terms of your DUI supervision or probation could result in your extradition to the state where your case was originally heard. Extradition means you could be arrested in your current state and brought back to face charges in … Continue reading

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NEW ILLINOIS RULES FOR GUILTY PLEAS

As of January 1, 2017, changes to Illinois law require the court to give new warnings about the consequences of a guilty plea. Before you plead guilty, a judge must first warn or “admonish” you about what your plea really … Continue reading

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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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