driving under the influence

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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What are the penalties in Illinois for driving on a suspended or revoked license?

February 20, 2010
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If you are pulled over and your license is suspended because of a prior statutory summary suspension or DUI conviction, the penalties provided by Illinois law can be severe. Driving while suspended or revoked is a Class A misdemeanor offense. For all Class A misdemeanor offenses, the sentencing range is incarceration for up to one […]

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I got a DUI in Illinois. How can I win my summary suspension hearing?

February 9, 2010
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The issues on an Illinois summary suspension hearing are, generally: probable cause, reasonable grounds to believe the defendant was driving, improper warnings, and the driver was not under the influence.

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What are the penalties for a second DUI offense in Illinois?

February 8, 2010
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A second offense for DUI in Illinois results in serious penalties including driver’s license revocation, jail for transportation a minor child, and felony charges for certain conditions.

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What happens if I have an MDDP and drive a vehicle without a BAIID?

February 7, 2010
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Driving a vehicle without a BAIID when you have an Illinois MDDP can subject you to a Class 4 felony charge.

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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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Can I get court supervision for a first-time DUI if I have a prior reckless driving charge on my record?

February 3, 2010
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If a driver has a prior reckless driving charge on his record (also called a driver’s abstract), then he is not eligible for supervision on his first Illinois DUI offense.

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What if I got a DUI but I already had two supervisions in one year?

February 2, 2010
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The law in Illinois allows each defendant only two supervisions for moving violations in a year. So what happens when someone who has had two supervisions on their record gets a DUI?

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