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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?
Dennis F. Dwyer is a seasoned DUI Lawyer in Cook County IL, committed to protecting the rights of his clients. Contact Dennis today about his $1,500 DUI Representation. Driving under the influence (DUI) is a serious crime in Illinois. When you are charged with DUI in Illinois there are several possible...
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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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Possession of a Controlled Substance

Illinois recognizes the danger of drug abuse, and as a result created the Illinois Controlled Substances Act which regulates the sale, possession and use of many drugs. Lawmakers understand the difference between types of drug use and the difference between unlawful users and those trafficking illegal drugs. Penalties for illegal...
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Is Using Ambien a Defense to DUI in Illinois?

Ambien is a pill used to induce sleep for people suffering from insomnia. One of the possible side effects is “sleep-driving.” This occurs when a person takes an ambien, goes to bed and subsequently gets up and drives unknowingly. Later the person will have no recollection of driving. Some Ambien...
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New Plan to Ease DUI Restrictions in Illinois

Currently under Illinois law, a fourth DUI (driving under the influence) conviction results in lifetime revocation of driving privileges. Illinois lawmakers hope to change this law and give four time DUI offenders another chance. Secretary of State records indicate that 380 drivers in Illinois had their license revoked in 2013....
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Illinois DUI Penalties

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVKM8qejj4M Each state has its own laws and penalties regarding driving under the influence (DUI). Regulations and penalties regarding DUI have also changed over the years. Experienced DUI attorneys know the intricacies of the current DUI laws in the state where they practice. Chicago DUI attorneys have the expertise to...
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