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When is a DUI a Felony in Illinois?

The law in Illinois regarding DUI is tough, even if it is your first offense. While most of the time the charge will be a misdemeanor there are circumstances that can result in significantly harsher penalties. Even a first-time offense can result in you being charged with a felony depending on a variety of factors […]

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What is a Moving Violation in Illinois?

Traffic violations can be stressful and confusing. From as small as a parking ticket to as serious as an aggravated DUI. Here we explain the ins and outs of moving and non-moving violations in the state of Illinois. What do these terms mean? What are the potential penalties? When do I need a lawyer? To […]

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How to Get Ready For Court After a DUI in Illinois

Most DUI-convicted drivers who have been charged do not know what to do after their arrest, and court proceedings after an arrest can be confusing and tedious. In Illinois, there are two separate charges - your criminal charges, which include the DUI and other traffic tickets that you may have been given, and your license […]

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What is a Wet Reckless Charge in Illinois?

If you or someone you know is facing criminal charges for driving under the influence in the state of Illinois, you may have questions about wet reckless charges. What exactly does that phrase mean? What's the difference between a reckless conviction and a DUI conviction? What is the criminal penalty? What are the collateral consequences? […]

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How Can You Beat a DUI in Illinois?

When facing criminal charges for driving under the influence, it is helpful to understand strategies that criminal defense lawyers use to avoid conviction. A variety of methods are used to beat a DUI charge in order to prevent a stain on your permanent record, statutory summary suspension of your driver's license, costly fees, and jail […]

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What Affects the Cost of a DUI in Illinois?

When trying to determine the cost of a DUI after an arrest many individuals just think about court fines that they will have to pay and how much it may be to hire a lawyer. However, the actual cost of a DUI depends on a variety of factors. Whether you have been charged with a […]

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What Happens if a Commercial Driver Gets a DUI in Illinois?

CDL drivers are held to a much higher standard than most Class D drivers. Commercial drivers are individuals who drive large trucks for a living, which requires them to have a commercial driver's license and keep that license in good standing. Most commercial drivers are individuals who haul goods, chemicals or hazardous materials, and livestock […]

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Can You Get a Hardship License After a DUI in Illinois?

After you have been convicted of a driving-related offense such as reckless driving or a DUI (driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs) or have had multiple violations within a short period the DMV or criminal court can end up suspending or revoking your driving license. Even so, it is possible for you to […]

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Can You Remove a DUI From Your Record in Illinois?

A vast majority of drivers that have a drunk driving conviction have the same questions lingering in their mind can you remove a DUI from your record in Illinois? Drivers linger upon the option of removal, erasure, or expungement of the conviction from the federal or state record since the effects of traffic violation result […]

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