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“I DIDN’T KNOW I’D HIT ANYONE”: LEAVING THE SCENE OF AN ACCIDENT IN ILLINOIS

Illinois law requires that any driver involved in a motor vehicle accident must stay at the scene, file a police report and/or call for assistance. The law further requires that you reasonably assist any injured person including carrying that person … 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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THE NEW ILLINOIS DRIVER’S LICENSE REVOCATION LAWS FOR DUI-RELATED ACCIDENTS

Starting July 1, 2011, Illinois has a new law allowing the Secretary of State to automatically revoke your license after a traffic accident. The new law is geared to stiffen penalties against drunk drivers, but may impact even those who … Continue reading

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