Tag: Blood Alcohol Concentration

New Statutory Summary REVOCATION created in Illinois

The Illinois General Assembly has created a statutory summary revocation of driving privileges Under 625 ILCS 5/1-197.6. This revocation is for a driver who refuses to submit to chemical tests after a DUI arrest involving an accident that causes personal injury or death to another. Before this law, if you...
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Should you plead guilty to DUI in exchange for a rescission of the statutory summary suspension?

Every case is different, and it is often hard to negotiate a rescission even if the DUI case is weak. But what do you do if you have a DUI case that is winnable at trial and the prosecution offers to rescind the statutory summary suspension to induce you to...
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Statutory Summary Suspension after a DUI arrest

What is a Statutory Summary Suspension? When a driver is arrested for a DUI, he/she is asked by the police officer to submit to a breath, blood, or urine test to determine if their blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is greater than .08 or if there are any drugs in their...
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Attacking Field Sobriety Tests at a DUI Trial

When a motorist refuses to take a breathalyzer test, field sobriety tests are often a very important piece of evidence the State uses to prove a defendant guilty beyond a reasonable doubt of DUI. Judges rely on the police officer’s expertise in giving field sobriety tests, and the police officer’s...
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Woman Suing Lake County Over DUI Arrest

This is an interesting story from the Daily Herald: http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=405169. A woman is suing the police and the Lake County State’s Attorney’s office for malicious prosecution and wrongful arrest for DUI. She was pulled over for DUI and Police and the State’s Attorney’s Office obtained a warrant to take her...
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