driver’s license

Conviction for felony offense involving a motor vehicle will suspend your Illinois driver’s license

October 5, 2010
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An arrest for a felony offense in Illinois has consequences beyond sentencing in court. In addition to the possibility of a prison sentence in the Illinois Department of Corrections, a defendant may lose his driver’s license. The Secretary of State in Illinois has authority to suspend, cancel, and even revoke a person’s driving privileges for […]

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What is the law on failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident in Illinois?

March 28, 2010
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After a traffic accident, the person who the police officer believes is at fault will get a ticket for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident. Failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident is a petty offense. A petty offense in Illinois is punishable by fine only, with a maximum fine of $1,000. […]

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I got a ticket for driving without a valid driver’s license. What are the penalties in Illinois?

March 17, 2010
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Driving without a valid driver’s license in Illinois is not just a traffic ticket. It can be a criminal offense. The law is set out at 625 ILCS 5/6-101, which provides that it is against the law to operate a motor vehicle on a public highway in Illinois without a license, permit, or restricted driving […]

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