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DO I WIN IF THE POLICE IN ILLINOIS LOST THE VIDEO OF MY DUI ARREST?

The answer is maybe. In Illinois, squad cars that are equipped with video are supposed to video your arrest. This protects both you and the police. It allows the court to see for itself whether you were really as impaired … Continue reading

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CAUGHT IN THE CRACKS: DRIVING ON A SUSPENDED LICENSE BEFORE YOUR SUSPENSION IS THROWN OUT

If you are charged with DUI in Illinois, the Secretary of State will automatically suspend your driver’s license 46 days after your arrest unless you successfully petition the court to rescind or undo the suspension. If you are caught driving … Continue reading

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THE AUTOMATIC DRIVER’S LICENSE DUI SUSPENSION IN ILLINOIS: THE 31-DAY NO-DRIVING WINDOW

(UPDATE: As of January 1, 2016, the 31-day window has been abolished.) When you are charged with DUI in Illinois, the Secretary of State automatically suspends your license. The suspension starts on the 46th day after your arrest and can … Continue reading

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CAN I LOSE MY DRIVER’S LICENSE BECAUSE OF A DUI IN ILLINOIS?

You have been arrested for DUI. You remember the police officer said something about a suspension, but you don’t remember exactly what. And what if you are found guilty? Will you lose your license then? Generally, a first-time DUI results … Continue reading

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