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CAN THEY SEARCH MY STUFF IN SOMEONE ELSE’S CAR?

You were a passenger in a friend’s car. You had your suitcase in the backseat. Your friend got pulled over by police, and police searched your bag and found drugs or weapons. Can the police search your bag if you … Continue reading

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WHY HASN’T MY ILLINOIS DUI BEEN DISMISSED WHEN THE COP IS NOT IN COURT?

You were charged with DUI, and you’ve been to court maybe six times. Not once have you seen the officer who arrested you. Meanwhile, you’ve watched other cases get dismissed because a witness or even an officer didn’t show. Why … Continue reading

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THE CHARGE OF BAC EXCEEDS 0.08 IN ILLINOIS

Your driving was actually just fine, but your breathalyzer was well over the legal limit. Or maybe you swerved all over the lane, but you only blew a .04. Either way, you can be found guilty of DUI. How can … 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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SPEEDING IN ILLINOIS: A PASSAGEWAY TO BIG TROUBLE

Legally, a police officer cannot pull over your car without some reason. This can come in the form of community caretaking, such as when the officer sees you sleeping in your car and checks to see if you are OK. … Continue reading

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“BUT I WAS JUST SITTING IN MY CAR!:” THE “DRIVING” IN DUI

If you are stopped for driving under the influence in Illinois, the State must first prove that you were driving a vehicle. Sounds straightforward, but the definition of driving is not as obvious as you may think. Under Illinois law, … 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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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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