DUI Illinois Articles

Criminal Procedure Timeline

If you are facing charges for the first time, you are probably concerned about what is going to happen. Every situation is different, and the factors of each case have an impact on what transpires. Furthermore, the timeline for what takes place after an arrest depends on whether the offense...
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Great Bodily Harm Brings Charges of Agg DUI

Illinois treats driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol very seriously. Even first time DUI charges have strict penalties to discourage drunk driving. Driving while inebriated is unsafe because driver’s have impaired senses and reduced reaction time. Drunk driving increases the chance of crashes with serious and possibly...
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Illinois Reckless Driving Ticket

Serious Consequences for Reckless Driving Reckless driving in Illinois can have serious consequences. Since reckless driving can endanger other drivers and pedestrians in the area, Illinois law cracks down on drivers charged for reckless driving. Illinois law severely punishes any offense that threatens the safety of Illinois citizens. Police officers...
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When does a DUI become the felony offense of Aggravated DUI?

Aggravated DUI Illinois | Felony DUI Attorney Chicago
Illinois DUI Statute 625 ILCS 5.0/11-501-A Dennis Dwyer is a DUI attorney in Cook County, and a leading DUI attorney in Illinois. Rated A+ on BBB, 10 out of 10 on Avvo, and Top 20 Criminal Defense Lawyers on Expertise.com. Contact Dennis Dwyer when you receive a felony DUI in...
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Frequently Asked Questions: Domestic Battery

Q: Does the victim press charges in domestic battery cases? A: In domestic battery cases, the state presses charges. If a domestic battery call is made, police will arrest the accused and press charges whether or not the victim wants charges pressed. Q: Can bond for a domestic battery charge...
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What is Court Supervision for an Illinois DUI?

DUI Court Supervision Illinois | How long does DUI Court Date Take?
Court Supervision DUI Illinois Dennis F. Dwyer is a seasoned DUI Lawyer in Cook County IL, committed to protecting the rights of his clients. Call to find out what Dennis can do to help with your Court Supervision for DUI in Illinois. Driving under the influence (DUI) is a serious...
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What if You Have a Ten Year DUI Warrant in Illinois?

Warrants in DUI Cases A warrant is a document issued by a judge that authorizes law enforcement to make an arrest, search premises or in some other way carry out the administration of justice. Common warrants issued in driving under the influence (DUI) cases are arrest warrants. There are two...
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Sobriety Tests in Chicago

Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol (DUI) in Illinois is dangerous and illegal. To protect public safety, law enforcement officers attempt to search out drunk drivers and arrest them to get them off the road. Illinois has enacted strict DUI laws to dissuade driver’s from getting behind...
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Illinois DUI “No Refusal Weekends”

Several states have instituted “No Refusal Weekends” as a way to remove drunk drivers from the road. Although drivers may typically refuse to take a chemical test when arrested for driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol (DUI), “No Refusal Weekends” essentially take away the possibility of refusal....
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Criminal Appeals

Not every criminal case ends with justice being served. Sometimes defendants are wrongfully convicted of a crime. When this happens, the judicial system allows for an appeal process. Individuals wrongfully convicted of a crime can appeal the decision by asking a higher court to review the case for legal errors....
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Supervision on Battery Charges?

What is battery? Battery is the act of causing bodily harm or physical contact of an insulting nature. Several factors must be present to get a battery conviction: The act must be intentional; and The act must not be legally justified; and The act must cause bodily harm; or The...
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Vehicle Seized for DUI

Driving under the influence (DUI) in Illinois has significant consequences. First offenses have severe consequences, and each additional offense has increasingly stringent penalties. Penalties such as jail time, large fines and revocation of driving privileges are well known. An additional possible consequence that many may not be aware of is...
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Chicago Assault and Battery Defense Attorney

Assault and Battery are related but separate charges. Under Illinois state law these are separate criminal offenses. The main difference between the two charges is that battery involves physical contact between the offender and the victim, whereas assault does not involve any actual physical contact. Both offenses require demonstration that...
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Resisting Arrest or Obstructing a Police Officer

The work of a police officer of other public official is important to the safety of the community. For this reason, Illinois statute prohibits a person from resisting or obstructing a peace (police) officer, firefighter or correctional institution employee. According to the statute any person that knowingly resists a police...
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Possession of Cannabis

Cannabis is also commonly referred to as marijuana or pot.  Illinois lawmakers recognize that the recreational use of marijuana has damaging physical, psychology and sociological effects. They also note its widespread use by Illinois citizens and acknowledge that previous laws did not decrease the amount of marijuana used.  For this...
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