Tag Archives: DUI arrest

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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WHY YOU SHOULD FIGHT YOUR ILLINOIS DUI–EVEN IF YOU LIVE OUT OF STATE

Back in the early United States, if you didn’t like the person you married, you could simply move to another state and marry someone else. No one would ever know. But the world has changed a lot since then. Technology … Continue reading

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“SOMEONE TOLD THE POLICE I WAS DRUNK!”: WHEN YOU ARE STOPPED FOR DUI BASED ON A TIP

You had a few drinks at the bar over the course of a few hours. You hadn’t broken any laws on your way home, but the police stopped you and arrested you for DUI. Turns out someone from the bar … Continue reading

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POLICE VIDEOS OF DUI ARRESTS: NEW ILLINOIS COURT RULING

You were stopped for DUI. The officer asks you to get out of the car, and you agree to take the field sobriety tests. You thought you did pretty well holding your leg up and walking a straight line, but … 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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“I WAS PULLED OVER IN A ROADBLOCK!”: WHEN YOU ARE ARRESTED FOR DUI AT A POLICE CHECKPOINT

You were driving home from a party. As you approached the intersection near your home, you noticed what appeared to be a police roadblock with flashing lights. Officers were stopping cars and checking IDs. When it was your turn, you … Continue reading

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