625 ILCS 5/6-303

Article 36 Seizure

State lawmakers in Springfield made a significant change to the Illinois Vehicle Code in 2013. The change is important because it could impact a person who was charged with driving under the influence. The law in our state allows law enforcement officers to seize property that was used in the commission of a criminal offense. […]

The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority is a state agency that studies our court system closely. From time to time, I read the summaries on their site. They have been tracking the increasing frequency of probationary sentences for driving under the influence and other vehicle code offenses. Their statistical survey proves that judges are cracking […]

The Illinois legislature has increased the penalties for traffic tickets in 2011. A new law has gone into effect that requires the Secretary of State to revoke the driver’s license of any person who is convicted of a vehicle code offense that is the proximate cause of the death of another. Most people are aware […]

MDDP Violations Resulting in Cancellation by Secretary of State

Cancellation of MDDPs by the Secretary of State

by Lewis Gainor on October 24, 2010

A violation of the rules for the Monitoring Device Driving Permit (MDDP) can cause the Secretary of State to take adverse action against that person’s driving privileges. The Secretary of State can extend the summary suspension, cancel the permit all together, and even require the driver to obtain a restricted driving permit after the summary […]

Driving while license suspended is a criminal offense in the state of Illinois. The offense is typically charged by a police officer by issuing a traffic ticket and releasing the defendant at the police station. This practice is deceiving because it does not accurately represent the seriousness of the offense. The statute for driving while […]