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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 […]

Each year, the Secretary of State releases a DUI Fact Book explaining the law and number of arrests for driving under the influence in Illinois. The Secretary compares these figures for each county, as well as year-over-year. The Secretary also tracks the reasons why statutory summary suspensions are rescinded. For instance, a record is made […]

DUI Injury Accident | Motor Vehicle Accident | Driver Arrested for DUI | Police Blood Draw

The state legislature has amended the DUI statutes in 2011 and established additional civil penalties for people accused of driving under the influence. The law in Illinois up to 2010 provided that if a person was involved in a motor vehicle accident that resulted in personal injury or death, the police were allowed to draw […]

Illinois Commercial Driver's License | Summary Suspension | Cancelled CDL for DUI

Consequences of DUI on a commercial driver’s license

by Lewis Gainor on October 29, 2010

A commercial driver’s license (CDL) is subject to strict rules that do not apply to an ordinary driver’s license. For example, a person with an ordinary driver’s license will have his license suspended for 3 convictions for moving violations within a year. But a CDL will get canceled after only two moving violations in 3 […]

SSS | Illinois Statutory Summary Suspension

Illinois statutory summary suspension law: the basics

by Lewis Gainor on October 18, 2010

A statutory summary suspension is an administrative action taken by the Secretary of State on a person’s Illinois driving privileges. If, during an arrest for driving under the influence, the person fails chemical testing or refuses to submit to chemical testing, his license will be subject to a statutory summary suspension. The summary suspension is […]