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What to Expect From Field Sobriety Tests in Illinois

Field sobriety tests are common tools used by law enforcement in Illinois to determine if a driver is under the influence of alcohol or drugs. These tests typically include a series of physical and cognitive exercises such as the horizontal gaze nystagmus (HGN) test, the walk-and-turn, and the one-leg stand. While these tests are designed […]

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Common Traffic Violations for CDL Holders

Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) holders operate under strict regulations due to the nature and size of the vehicles they drive and the potential risk posed to public safety. Understanding common traffic violations for CDL holders is crucial not only for maintaining their licensing status but also for ensuring road safety. Whether it's long-haul truckers or […]

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What Happens if You Fail a BAIID Test?

Failing a Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Device (BAIID or IID) test can have serious consequences, potentially complicating your legal situation and prolonging the process of license reinstatement. Whether it's due to consuming alcohol or a technical issue with the device, understanding the implications of a failed BAIID test is paramount. At our law firm, we […]

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What Happens To Your Car After A DUI?

Several things may happen to your car after getting a DUI. It all depends on what the police officer decides to do after your arrest and depending on your specific situation. Your car may be left on the side of the road, it could be impounded short term, or it could be impounded long term. […]

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What Are the Seatbelt Laws in Illinois?

Understanding seatbelt laws in Illinois is crucial for every driver and passenger to ensure safety on the road. Illinois has stringent seatbelt laws aimed at reducing injuries and fatalities in motor vehicle accidents. Whether you're a resident or just passing through, knowing these laws can help you avoid fines and protect yourself in case of […]

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What is a BUI in Illinois?

A BUI in Illinois is an acronym for “Boating Under the Influence”, which refers to operating a watercraft while impaired by alcohol or drugs. This offense is considered a crime in the state of Illinois and can carry serious penalties if someone is convicted. Boaters convicted of BUI will face days in jail, and jail […]

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How Does a DUI Impact Your Car Insurance in Illinois?

Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a serious criminal offense in Illinois. The consequences of driving while above the legal limits are severe, including higher auto insurance premiums. If convicted of criminal charges, you can face a restricted driving permit, days or hours of community service, a criminal record, loss of driving […]

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How to Make a Good Impression in DUI Court

Making an impression at your court date is paramount to ensuring the best chances of a favorable outcome for your case. There are many specific things that you can do to make a great impression in the court of law, specifically for DUI charges. If you are facing a DUI charge, don't hesitate to call […]

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Consequences of a DUI Accident in Illinois

The consequences of a DUI accident in Illinois depend on various factors. If someone is found driving under the influence, they will face criminal charges. The classification of an offense as a misdemeanor or felony is based on factors such as the presence of bodily harm, injury, or reckless homicide. Criminal penalties can include fines, […]

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