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At The Davis Law Group, P.C., our defense attorneys are dedicated to providing high-quality legal representation to clients charged with DUI, criminal offenses, traffic tickets and other related legal matters. Our firm also focuses in the area of driver’s license law, representing those seeking the reinstatement of their revoked or suspended driver's license before the Illinois Secretary of State. From misdemeanor and felony DUI charges to the most complex license reinstatement hearings, we are committed to providing superior legal services to our clients.

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There are several new Illinois traffic laws that have taken effect recently, which all drivers should be aware of: Texting while Driving Resulting in Injuries This law became effective on July 1st, 2020 and provides that drivers who text while driving resulting in great bodily harm, permanent disability of disfigurement to another person are subject to a license suspension of 12 months and a minimum fine of $1,000.00. Continue Reading The post New Illinois Traffic Laws (Mid-Year 2020) appeared first on Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog.…
CDL holders are often misinformed about their options after receiving a traffic ticket in Illinois. As a result, they often request court supervision or traffic school in hopes that the offense will stay off of their public driving record, only to find out later that it did not. While an attorney may be able to remedy this situation by reopening the case, it is better to handle these situations properly from the outset. For many years, Illinois has provided a type of sentencing in traffic and criminal cases known as court supervision. Court supervision is not considered a conviction under…
All Illinois Secretary of State facilities are currently closed to the public. Emergency rules have been enacted to extend the expiration (in certain circumstances) of driver’s licenses, driving permits including Restricted Driving Permits, ID cards, vehicle registrations, and other transactions through the period of closure and for at least 90 days after the facilities have reopened. To be eligible for the extension of your driver’s license or permit (including Restricted Driving Permits), your license or permit must have been valid as of March 17, 2020. If your driver’s license or permit expired before this date, this extension does not apply…
DuPage County DUI Defense Attorney Case Study The DUI defense attorneys at The Davis Law Group, P.C. have an unmatched understanding of the Illinois Vehicle Code, especially DUI law. Our in-depth knowledge of the law, combined with our experience in both negotiation and litigation of DUI cases, allows us to achieve the most favorable results for our clients who have been charged with driving under the influence throughout Illinois including the Wheaton Courthouse in DuPage County. DUI Defense Case Study – DuPage County, Illinois Continue Reading The post DUI Defense Attorney Case Study: Wheaton Courthouse in DuPage County appeared first…
The Illinois laws governing teen driver’s licenses and traffic tickets can be confusing for teens and parents alike. The Illinois Secretary of State operates a Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) Program for teen drivers. Different laws apply depending on the age of the driver. Below is a breakdown of the current laws that apply to teens drivers in Illinois and the consequences of traffic tickets. Rules for Drivers Age 15 (Instruction Permit Stage) During the instruction permit stage the teen driver: Continue Reading The post Illinois Teen Driver’s License Laws & Traffic Ticket Penalties appeared first on Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog
Although necessary for the greater good, the ‘Shelter in Place’ order imposed by Illinois, among other states, may have unintended effects on many of our clients and others with past drug or alcohol dependency. The closure of bars, restaurants and other gathering places along with the social distancing recommendation encouraged by the government and media is resulting in a higher degree of isolation. The inability of the average person to socialize with others may result in the onset of anxiety, loneliness and depression. As a consequence, those individuals susceptible to such feelings may attempt to ‘self-medicate’ through the consumption of…
We are closely tracking the rapidly evolving public health and community concerns related to the spread of COVID-19. Rest assured that The Davis Law Group, P.C. is taking all available steps to remain accessible to our clients as we continue to act in accordance with their best interests during this difficult time. Please see below for answers to some frequently asked questions, and feel free to reach out to us for assistance with your legal matter. Is your office currently open? Yes, our office remains open during regular business hours. To comply with social distancing recommendations, we are taking steps…
Due to the health concerns surrounding the spread of COVID-19, many upcoming court appearance dates in Illinois have been postponed. This includes court dates scheduled throughout the primary geographic area of our legal practice: Cook County, Lake County and DuPage County. The details below are related to criminal and traffic cases. For the most up-to-date information, please review the information posted by the Clerk of the Circuit Court in the county where your case is pending. Cook County Courthouses Most court appearances scheduled from March 17, 2020 through April 15, 2020 will be rescheduled. Misdemeanor and traffic cases will be…
If you are under the age of 21, you face stiff penalties for alcohol-related offenses under Illinois law. Aside from the possible criminal penalties, which may include jail time, community service, traffic safety school and/or high fines and court assessments, the Illinois Secretary of State may impose a driver’s license suspension or revocation for many of alcohol-related offenses as follows: Illegal Transportation of Alcohol  Conviction – 12-month driver’s license suspension Zero Tolerance while Driving 1st Offense – BAC above a .00 – 3-month driver’s license suspension 1st Offense – Test Refusal – 6-month driver’s license suspension 2nd Offense – BAC…
The U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act requires that applicants meet a ‘good moral character’ standard that is defined as ‘adherence to generally accepted moral standards of the community’. Until October 25, 2019, DUI was not used as the basis for a finding that an applicant was not of good moral character and, generally, did not carry any immigration consequences. Now, under a new directive from the U.S. Attorney General, evidence of two or more DUI convictions establishes a presumption that the non-citizen is not of good moral character and immigration relief may be denied. Evidence of rehabilitation after the DUI…
The Davis Law Group, P.C. is a law firm based in Northfield, Illinois, a short distance from the Rolling Meadows Courthouse. Our attorneys focus on criminal defense, with a concentration in DUI defense and traffic law. Our approach to defending our clients in court combines a comprehensive understanding of Illinois criminal, DUI and traffic law and a wealth of experience in litigation and negotiation to achieve the most favorable outcome for our clients. Protecting our clients’ freedom, rights and driving privileges is our ultimate goal. Our DUI defense attorneys represent clients at the Rolling Meadows Courthouse, also known as the…
Speeding tickets and other moving violations are assigned a certain number of points on your Illinois driving record depending on the specific offense. Speeding tickets can vary between a minimum of 5 points and a maximum of 50 points as follows: Speeding 1-10 MPH above limit – 5 points Speeding 11-14 MPH above limit – 15 points Speeding 15-25 MPH above limit – 20 points Speeding 25+ MPH above limit – 50 points Speeding in a school zone – 20 points Speeding in a construction zone – 20 points How does the Illinois point system work? The significance of points…
On October 29, 2019, the Illinois House passed Senate Bill 1786 known as the License to Work Act. The Act has now passed both houses of the Illinois legislature and awaits the Governor’s signature. Over the last 30 years, laws have been passed authorizing the suspension of a person’s driver’s license as a means of collecting past due parking ticket fines, tollway violations and fees owed to the Illinois Commerce Commission. The License to Work Act removes the authority of the Secretary of State to suspend driving privileges for such reasons. The legislation also provides for restoration of driving privileges…
If your driving privileges are suspended or revoked in Illinois, you may be unable to obtain or renew your driver’s license in the state in which you reside due to the hold that Illinois has placed on your ‘National Driving Record’. This may occur even if you never lived in Illinois or never obtained an Illinois driver’s license. Most states will not issue or renew your driver’s license until the hold has been lifted and your National Driving Record is clear of suspensions or revocations from Illinois or any other state. Most holds in Illinois result from either a revocation…
While the vast majority of offenses for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI) are filed and heard in state courts, DUI may also be charged as a federal offense. Most commonly, federal DUI charges arise in situations where the offender is stopped on the property of a federal military installation, national park, national monument, post office or on other federal property. DUI on National Park Service land If the DUI occurred on land controlled by the National Park Service, the DUI may be prosecuted as a Class B misdemeanor punishable by up to 6-months incarceration, a $5,000.00…
The Waukegan DUI attorneys at The Davis Law Group, P.C. have an unparalleled understanding of Illinois DUI and traffic law and years of experience representing clients at the main Lake County courthouse located in downtown Waukegan. Our DUI lawyers are prepared to fight to protect your freedom and driving privileges. DUI Defense Case Study – Lake County, Illinois The case study detailed below is the recent story of our client who, after allegedly failing field sobriety tests, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol by the Illinois State Police. Defense Attorney David Mennie, one of our experienced Lake…