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BECAUSE THEY CAN: THE SECRETARY OF STATE’S DISCRETIONARY POWER TO SUSPEND YOUR LICENSE

We can all agree that the Secretary of State has a valid interest in keeping the roads safe. As part of that interest, Illinois law has given the Secretary of State broad power to suspend a person’s driver’s license for … Continue reading

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LEAVING THE SCENE AND DUI: A TOXIC COMBINATION

You stayed too late at the party and drank too much. On the way home, you heard a thud. You’re not sure what you hit, but you panicked and fled. Somehow the cops figured out where you lived, and you’re … Continue reading

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ILLINOIS LAW TIGHTENS ON DUI-RELATED ACCIDENTS

On August 21, 2011, Governor Pat Quinn signed a change into Illinois DUI law which requires that a police officer request chemical tests from a suspected DUI driver if the officer has probable cause to believe that alcohol or drugs … Continue reading

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THE ABCs of DEFENDING YOUR DUI

You didn’t see the cop until you went through the stop sign. Or maybe you were in an accident after leaving a party and the cops were called. Now you are charged with drunk driving. If convicted on a first … Continue reading

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