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Penalties for first DUI offense in Illinois

by Lewis Gainor on February 4, 2013

DUI Laws and Penalties for 2013

In the year 2014, driving under the influence remains one of the most highly politicized offenses in Illinois courts. There is no offense that will get a prosecutor fired quicker for giving a good deal than DUI. In these cases, Assistant State’s Attorneys are always wary of how it will look after they give the […]

Driver’s license suspension and DUI: not related

by Lewis Gainor on November 8, 2011

Summary Suspension | Not Guilty of DUI

One issue from an arrest for driving under the influence that is confusing is the difference between the summary suspension and the criminal offense of DUI. Many people believe that if you are found not guilty of DUI, then your driver’s license will not be suspended.  This is not true. Unfortunately, the law on DUI […]

625 ILCS 5/11-501(a)(2) DUI | Penalties | Illinois Law

Examine the numbers of arrests for driving under the influence in Illinois, and you can see that on average, the driver takes a breathalyzer test. When the driver takes a breathalyzer test, and fails, he is charged with violating 625 ILCS 5/11-501(a)(1) for having an alcohol concentration is breath of 0.08 or higher. Despite the […]

Legal Limit | Illinois DUI Ticket 11-501(a)(1) | Per Se

A charge of driving under the influence of alcohol in Illinois generally takes two forms. One, the driver is charged with violating section 625 ILCS 5/11-501(a)(1). Two, the driver is accused of violating section 11-501(a)(2). Each charge has its own implications. In this article, we are going to look at charge of 11-501(a)(1). This type […]

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The Illinois legislature is debating a bill that would legalize cannabis in medicinal use. House of Representatives is considering HB 30 in the present legislative session. The bill is sponsored by Lou Lang, a Democrat from Skokie. The bill would establish the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program. Any person with a debilitating medical […]

Statutory summary suspension for DUI based on drugs

by Lewis Gainor on November 19, 2010

Summary Suspension | Positive Test for Drugs | Urine Test | Cocaine

When a person is arrested for driving under the influence in Illinois, the arresting officer will ask him to submit to a chemical test. The most common form of test is a breathalyzer at the police station. If the machine shows a breath alcohol concentration of 0.08 or more, then that person is over the […]

DUI Based on Drugs | Illinois Law | Cannabis | Cocaine | Prescribed Meds

In Illinois, the offense of driving under the influence can be based on alcohol, drugs, or even prescribed medication. Some refer to this as drugged driving, as opposed to drunk driving. This offense of DUI is prosecuted under the same statute as a DUI offense where the driver was intoxicated on alcohol, 625 ILCS 5/11-501. […]