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FOLLOWING DIRECTIONS: DUI TESTING IN ILLINOIS

After leaving the bar, you blew a stop sign. Unfortunately, police were watching and stopped you for DUI. You agreed to take some field sobriety tests. Although you thought you passed, the officer arrested you. You walked a straight line … Continue reading

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“HOW DID I DO?”: EVALUATING DUI VIDEO EVIDENCE

Many police department, including Chicago, Niles, Morton Grove and Skokie, require police to video traffic stops if their car is equipped with a camera. The video should be the most accurate record of how you performed on field sobriety tests. … 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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TO BREATHE OR NOT TO BREATHE: TAKING THE BREATHALYZER

If you are arrested for DUI, one of the most important decisions you will have to make is whether to take or refuse the breathalyzer. While the Illinois Secretary of State imposes greater penalties for refusing field sobriety tests such as the breathalyzer, you have a greater chance of winning a trial if you refuse. 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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