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Aggravated unlawful use of a weapon under Illinois law

October 5, 2011
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The state of Illinois has some of the nation’s toughest laws on firearms. It is tragic because Chicago is one of the most violent places in America. If there is any place in America where a person would need a firearm for protection, it would be Chicago. Although the Second Amendment gives each person the […]

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New Illinois Supreme Court ruling limits use of field sobriety test

July 24, 2010
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The Supreme Court of the state of Illinois issued a new ruling in 2010 concerning the use of the horizontal gaze nystagmus test (HGN). During an arrest for DUI, the police officer will ask the driver to stand still and follow a pen with his eyes, and keep his head motionless. The HGN test is […]

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I got a ticket for driving while suspended in Illinois and this is my second offense. What happens now?

February 20, 2010
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Illinois law on driving while license suspended or revoked makes the second offense a very serious matter. Driving while license suspended or revoked is referred to as DWLS, DWLR, and 6-303 for the statutory section that governs the case. The statutory section, 625 ILCS 5/6-303, will appear on the traffic ticket. A second ticket for […]

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How soon can I file a petition to rescind statutory summary suspension for an Illinois DUI?

February 7, 2010
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A person arrested for DUI in Illinois has a right to a hearing on the summary suspension of his driver’s license within 30 days of filing a petition to rescind.

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