Illinois Vehicle Code

Drive too fast and you might go to jail. No, seriously. And if you have been pulled over for speeding by a State Trooper, you may have been told the same thing. Under a new law in Illinois, speeding 35 MPH over the posted limit is a Class A misdemeanor. Prior to 2014, a motorist […]

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. […]

Illinois Drowsy Driving | Sleepy Driver Laws

Driving under the influence is a crime that has generally remained the same over the years. The elements are basically that the defendant was: 1) driving and 2) under the influence. While the elements of the offense remain unchanged, the penalties for DUI change every year. And they change in only one direction, they are […]

Illinois law on expunging a record of DUI

by Sami Azhari on August 11, 2011

Expungement Laws | Illinois DUI Records

Most people who are arrested for DUI are not aware of the fact that an arrest by itself creates a criminal record. It does not matter that they have not been found guilty in a court of law. Rather, an arrest for DUI is recorded by the police department to the Illinois State Police. The […]

The state legislature added another offense to the Illinois Vehicle Code in 2011. Passed as Public Act 96-1237, the new law became effective on January 1, 2011. The law adds a new charge to the DUI laws already on the books. The new law can be found at 625 ILCS 5/11-507. It is called supervising […]

Traffic Stop | Swerving in Lane | Police Arrest Driver for DUI | Cook County | Improper Lane Usage | ILU 11-709

Every person who was arrested for driving under the influence in Illinois should look back at the traffic stop. The question that must be answered is, why was the defendant pulled over in the first place? A traffic stop is legally a seizure that falls under the 4th Amendment to the United States Constitution. The […]

How prosecutors prove DUI in Illinois courts

by Sami Azhari on November 21, 2010

Proof of Intoxication | Breathalyzer Machine | Illinois DUI Trial

Driving under the influence is a criminal offense in Illinois. It is subject to the same rules of criminal procedure and evidence as any other charge, including first degree murder. The defendant is protected by the United States Constitution, which provides the right to a jury of 12 people and the right to confront one’s […]

Two Charges DUI Illinois | 11-501(a)(1) | 11-501(a)(2) | Two Different Tickets | Traffic Citations

Meaning of two tickets for Illinois DUI

by Sami Azhari on October 3, 2010

Frequently a person who is arrested for driving under the influence will receive multiple traffic citations from the police officer. The number of tickets can cause some people to panic, believing they are charged with multiple DUIs. Generally, this is not the case. DUIs are charged on tickets call a Uniform Citation and Complaint. These […]