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WHAT KIND OF WARNINGS ARE THE POLICE REQUIRED TO GIVE BEFORE I CAN BE ARRESTED FOR DUI IN ILLINOIS?

When you are arrested for DUI, the police must read you the Warnings to Motorists, but this is not the same as your Miranda rights. The Illinois Secretary of State will try to automatically suspend your driver’s license on the … Continue reading

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IS THERE A PROCEDURE TO OVERTURN THE AUTOMATIC DUI SUSPENSION OF MY DRIVER’S LICENSE?

The answer is yes. You may be able to overturn your driver’s license suspension upon certain grounds. After you are charged with DUI, the Secretary of State usually suspends your driver’s license on the 46th day after your arrest. Once … Continue reading

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CAN I BEAT THE AUTOMATIC SUSPENSION OF MY ILLINOIS DRIVER’S LICENSE?

If you are charged with DUI, you should immediately contact an attorney because certain options to fight the automatic suspension of your driver’s license may only be available for a short time after your arrest. The Illinois Secretary of State … Continue reading

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WILL MY DUI BE DISMISSED IF THE OFFICER FAILS TO APPEAR IN COURT?

You are at your first court date for a DUI. You glance nervously about the room and are surprised not to see your arresting officer. Will your case be dismissed if the officer fails to appear? In Illinois, the answer … Continue reading

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DO I WIN IF THE POLICE IN ILLINOIS LOST THE VIDEO OF MY DUI ARREST?

The answer is maybe. In Illinois, squad cars that are equipped with video are supposed to video your arrest. This protects both you and the police. It allows the court to see for itself whether you were really as impaired … Continue reading

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SAVING YOUR DRIVER’S LICENSE: THE ILLINOIS PETITION TO RESCIND

When you are arrested for DUI, the Secretary of State automatically suspends your driver’s license for a certain time period. However, you may still try to challenge the suspension so you may drive. If you challenge the suspension, your attorney … Continue reading

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OVERTURNING YOUR DRIVER’S LICENSE SUSPENSION BASED ON A PRESCRIPTION DRUG

You are on prescription medication. While driving, you ran a stop sign, and the police pulled you over. You were arrested for DUI. As a result, the Secretary of State has suspended your driver’s license. Your prescription is legal. Do … Continue reading

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THE AUTOMATIC DUI SUSPENSION OF YOUR DRIVER’S LICENSE: WERE YOU ON PUBLIC OR PRIVATE PROPERTY?

(Last updated March 12, 2019) If you are charged with DUI in Illinois, the Secretary of State can automatically suspend your driver’s license—but only if you were on a “public highway.” The law defines a “public highway” as “The entire … 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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COMPOUNDING THE PROBLEM: DRIVING ON A REVOKED OR SUSPENDED LICENSE IN ILLINOIS

I always warn my clients not to drive after their license is suspended for DUI. Once in trouble, you simply become a magnet for more. Recent Illinois case law has held that even if your license has already been revoked, … Continue reading

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