Category Archives: violation

I WAS CAUGHT SWITCHING SAMPLES IN MY DRUG TEST WHAT CAN HAPPEN?

You were convicted for a drug-related DUI. As part of your sentence, you must submit to random drug testing. You knew you couldn’t pass, so you switched your urine sample with a friend’s. Somehow, the probation officer figured it out. … Continue reading

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CAN THEY STOP ME FOR THAT? IMPROPER LICENSE PLATE DISPLAY IN ILLINOIS

It’s not hard for a police officer to find a legal reason to stop your car. If it isn’t seat belts or crossing over the center line or an actual moving violation, an officer may stop you because your license … Continue reading

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I DROVE SOMEONE ELSE’S CAR: DRIVING WITHOUT A BAIID IN ILLINOIS

After you were charged with DUI, the court allowed you to drive with a Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Device (BAIID). But you’d had a couple beers and you knew you’d get in trouble if you blew into the device. So … Continue reading

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VIOLATING YOUR ILLINOIS MONITORING DEVICE DRIVING PERMIT

First-time DUI offenders may quality for a Monitoring Device Driving Permit (MDDP) which allows you to keep driving—as long as you carefully follow all the rules. A violation of your MDDP can extend your time without a driver’s license and … Continue reading

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“CAN THEY REALLY STOP ME FOR THAT?” OBSTRUCTED WINDSHIELDS, IMPROPER LICENSE PLATE DISPLAY, AND OTHER MINOR OFFENSES

Before you can be apprehended for DUI, police need a reasonable suspicion to stop your car. Of course, if you are weaving all over the road, driving the wrong way up the highway, or blowing traffic lights, the police have … Continue reading

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IMPROPER LANE USAGE IN ILLINOIS: A PATH TO DUI

After a few drinks at a party, you were driving home listening to your favorite CD, when you heard the siren behind you. The police pulled you over because you had crossed momentarily into the adjoining lane. Once stopped, the … Continue reading

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YOUR LICENSE MAY BE TATTLING ON YOU!: LICENSE READING CAMERAS IN ILLINOIS

What might have started as a casual trip to the mall could end as a trip to jail in at least one Illinois community. In October, the Belleville, Illinois police department began catching criminals by using an automated camera to … Continue reading

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WHEN YOU ARE CHARGED WITH DRIVING ON A SUSPENDED LICENSE

Getting caught driving on a suspended license can be pretty dire, but the news is not completely hopeless. The state must still prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you were driving and that your license was suspended due to an underlying alcohol offense. Continue reading

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YOUR SECOND DUI: WHAT TO EXPECT

You knew you were taking a chance, but you really thought you were OK to drive.  Unfortunately, just after you left the bar, the police stopped you.  You refused the breathalyzer and field sobriety tests, because you knew the drill.  … Continue reading

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