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Everyone knows that driving under the influence – DUI – is against the law, but you may not realize how extensive and serious the penalties can be, even for a first offense. If you are charged with DUI in or near Chicago, you must be advised and represented by a Chicago DUI attorney.
In 2020, more than 20,000 drivers were arrested in this state and charged with driving under the influence. The enforcement of DUI laws is aggressive in Illinois because DUI is so dangerous. In fact, more than 250 people lost their lives in alcohol-related traffic accidents in
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Reckless driving is a serious offense in Illinois. If you’re charged with reckless driving in or near the Chicago area, you’ll need advice and legal representation from a Chicago reckless driving attorney, and you must reach out to that attorney immediately.
More than 1,300 people perished in traffic crashes in Illinois in 2021, so reckless driving has once again emerged as a growing concern. What constitutes reckless driving? What are the defenses against a reckless driving charge in Illinois? How are convictions penalized?
If you’ll keep reading this discussion of reckless driving, your rights, and the law in Illinois,
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If you’re ticketed in Illinois for driving more than 25 mph over the limit, you’re charged with Aggravated Speeding. It is a criminal offense in Illinois with serious consequences.
The lawyers at Driver Defense Team have put together this comprehensive guide to answer your questions on this subject. The information contained here is based on the lawyers’ first-hand knowledge and experience after defending thousands of speeding tickets in the Chicagoland area.
If you have any further questions about this guide – or if you wish to speak directly with a lawyer about your
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Traffic violations can range from minor to serious, but there are negative consequences for all of them. If you’re convicted of a traffic violation, you can face penalties ranging from a few points on your license and a small fee to thousands of dollars in fees and jail time.
The best way to avoid traffic violations and the woes that can come with them is by understanding and obeying traffic laws. Check out some of the most common moving violations in Illinois below to learn how to avoid some of the most expensive traffic violations.
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Hiring an attorney is a deeply personal decision and an individual hiring an attorney must consider many factors before making a decision on who will represent them in court. When an individual is faced with the choice to either hire a private attorney or a public defender, that individual is in the unfortunate position of being accused of a crime. As a former attorney for the office of Public Defender, I am uniquely qualified to explain the differences between a private attorney and public defender. Further, my experience as a public defender has given me unparalleled insight into why it’s
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At Driver Defense Team, we represent many clients that are facing a driving under the influence charge when they have one or more prior DUIs in their background. These clients are usually very concerned about what will happen if they are convicted of multiple DUIs. Their concerns are centered around the loss of their driving privileges, being sentenced to jail or prison, and how a conviction for one or more DUIs will affect their ability to find jobs, housing, remain in the United States if they are not a US Citizen, or how it may impact their professional license. 
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You have been arrested and charged with having a gun. Now what?
Depending on the circumstances, you may be charged with Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon, more commonly referred to as “Agg UUW”. An Agg UUW is a serious felony offense and should not be taken lightly. If convicted, you may be facing time in prison regardless of your prior  criminal history. For a charge such as this, you definitely need a lawyer!
What are the rules for carrying a firearm in Illinois? In order to carry a firearm outside of your home, you need two important items: a
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The Ultimate Guide to Aggravated Speeding

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If you’re ticketed in Illinois for driving more than 25 mph over the limit, you’re charged with Aggravated Speeding. It is a criminal offense in Illinois with serious consequences.
The lawyers at Driver Defense Team have put together this comprehensive guide to answer your questions on this subject. The information contained here is based on the lawyers’ first-hand knowledge and experience after defending thousands of speeding tickets in the Chicagoland area.
If you have any further questions about this guide – or if you wish to speak
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If you are in the military, in the process of joining or a veteran you should consider the effect that charges for a criminal offense such as driving under the influence, aggravated speeding, or driving while suspended or revoked may have upon you and take the time to carefully consider your best course of action. All three of the offenses listed are class A misdemeanors which means they have the same level of severity, the only crimes more severe are classified as felonies.
For those seeking to join the military, a criminal offense can be a serious roadblock. As part
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If you are in the process of becoming a United States citizen or applying for naturalization, you may be worried about whether or not a driving violation can affect your naturalization process. The truth is that a traffic ticket or traffic violation can affect this process.
Some violations can even cause a denial of your citizenship application. In this article we will discuss the different violations that can affect this process and how you can deal with those violations. In short, it is crucial to hire an attorney for your traffic case, if you are in the process of becoming
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When you receive a DUI, it is understandable that you will feel overwhelmed by the documents you receive, the process you are facing in hiring an attorney and going to court for your case. The attorneys at Driver Defense Team are here to help you through the process.
When you receive a DUI, you will also receive a lot of documents you will need to understand in order to fight your case. Two of the documents that will be discussed in this article are the Petition to Rescind the Statutory Summary Suspension, known as the PTR, and a document that
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Illinois motorists who drive while impaired by drugs and/or alcohol may be arrested and charged with DUI (driving under the influence). If this happens to you in or near Chicago, pick up your phone as soon as possible and schedule a consultation with a Chicago DUI attorney.
How are Illinois DUI laws enforced? Can you be arrested and charged with driving under the influence if you were driving on private property? Where can you be arrested and charged with driving under the influence in Illinois?
Keep reading, and you will learn how Illinois DUI laws are applied to motorists who
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You were pulled over by a police officer. He or she has issued you a citation for violating a traffic law. What happens next?

Depending on the citation, you may have to appear in court, retain an attorney, and decide if you are going to plead guilty or not guilty.

The outcomes of the case will determine what fines and court costs are assessed, if any.
 

 
What are Court Costs?

A “court cost” is an amount of money that a defendant must pay if they go to court and plead guilty or are found guilty.
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If you are arrested for a DUI in Illinois, your driving privileges are very likely to be suspended. This obviously causes a problem for most people as they need to drive to work, school, and go about their everyday lives.
However, all hope is not lost. There is a way that you can legally drive in Illinois. You must go through a number of steps required by the Illinois Secretary of State. If you properly complete these steps, you will be permitted to get an authorized breathalyzer device installed on our vehicle and be allowed to legally drive while
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If your Illinois driver’s license is suspended or revoked, it affects all aspects of your life. It affects your ability to work, go to the grocery store, drop your children off at school, or go to doctor appointments.

So it is easy to see why someone with a suspended or revoked license wants to get their license back. But the process can be very confusing and very difficult in Illinois.

It seems like friends, family, the Illinois Secretary of State, and lawyers all have different suggestions. While it is impossible to cover all scenarios, the purpose of this article is
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If you are charged with Driving Under the Influence, you want to know, among other things, “What is this going to cost me?” That is an impossible question to answer because each case is different. Some cases go to trial and others are resolved with a plea bargain. Some cases result in a conviction and others result in a finding of not guilty. These all affect the expenses associated with the case.
However, we try to arm our clients with the most information possible. This post provides the average costs of a first-time DUI in Cook County, Illinois. Keep in
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