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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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There are two types of speeding tickets in Illinois – petty and misdemeanor. A misdemeanor is the more serious or the two. It is often called “aggravated speeding.”
Aggravated speeding carries a possible sentence of time in jail. With that in mind, it’s important to understand the law around speeding violations and the penalties—and to be prepared to fight a citation.
Aggravated Speeding Violations and Punishments
If you are cited for driving 35 miles per hour
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If you have an Illinois driver’s license, the best way to check your driving record is to go directly to the source – the Illinois Secretary of State.
They are the ones that issue your driver’s license. They can take it away. So their data is the data that matters most.
The Secretary of State and courts refer to your driving record as an “abstract.” Obtaining your Illinois driving abstract is actually quite simple.
How to get your Abstract
You can get your Illinois abstract either in person or online.
In Person
You may go to any DMV branch and
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When you are facing a traffic ticket, a traffic violation, or traffic-related criminal charge, you should always seek advice from an experienced Illinois traffic defense lawyer. Traffic violations can be financially costly, and in many cases, these violations can result in a driver’s license suspension. In more serious criminal traffic cases, you can face a term of imprisonment in the event of a conviction. As you plan to meet with a traffic defense attorney, it is important to plan ahead in order to get the most out of your discussion. The following are key tips for how to
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When you are facing a traffic ticket or you were involved in an accident while you were driving, it is essential to have an experienced and aggressive Illinois traffic lawyer on your side. Because, it can be difficult to choose the right traffic lawyer for your case, the advocates at Driver Defense Team are committed to helping Illinois drivers. The following are the primary criteria you should consider when choosing a traffic lawyer.
Familiarity with the Type of Ticket or Traffic Case
It is essential to have a traffic lawyer who makes traffic ticket cases a priority and has experience
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If you are facing a Scott’s Law violation or just want more information about this common traffic charges, you should know fines can be extremely high if you violate this law. The “Move Over” law, also known as “Scott’s Law” in Illinois, requires motorists to move over for emergency vehicles.
We want to tell you a bit more about the details of the law and then discuss why it is so strongly enforced in Illinois. In short, drivers are not obeying the law and emergency responders are suffering the consequences.
What is Scott’s Law?
Under Illinois law (625 ILCS
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If you are involved in a traffic collision in Illinois, you cannot leave the scene of the crash without taking certain steps. In situations where a person does leave the scene of an accident, that driver can risk charges for leaving the scene of an accident under Illinois law. Even if a collision only involves minor property damage, Illinois law still requires the driver to take steps, which include stopping your vehicle and exchanging information. Failure to stop can result in Class A misdemeanor charges. The offense will bring more severe felony charges if you are charged with leaving
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The COVID-19 outbreak has shut down entire industries and threatened the American way of life. However, as a truck driver, you are still putting food on our tables, supplying our hospitals, stocking our stores and materials in our factories – all during one of the most challenging epidemics this nation has faced. We would like to express our gratitude by offering free legal representation to protect your driving record and your livelihood.
Now more than ever, the commitment made by you – the truck driver – comes at great risk. In addition to the usual hazards of the
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A citation for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) is a serious offense in Illinois. If convicted on these charges, you may face serious consequences to your driving privileges. Your future employment opportunities also may be affected. In addition to these worries, you will also face large fines, court costs, and possibly even jail.
Upon pleading guilty to a DUI charge – or as part of sentencing – you also will undergo a DUI evaluation and possible treatment, which will identify any risk to the public, as well as recommend an initial intervention of treatment.
In Cook County, the Central States Institute
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Driving a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) is a huge responsibility, which requires highly specialized knowledge, experience, skill and physical ability. You also need a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). To obtain a CDL, you must pass both a skills and knowledge test and meet certain physical standards.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulates the minimum standards for the trucking industry, known as the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, 49 CFR Parts 300-399. While FMCSA’s regulations set forth strict minimum standards for licensing CMV operators, each state has its own requirements, which also need to
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A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) opens many doors for interesting and lucrative careers. If you are currently trying to obtain a CDL license, you may wonder if a felony conviction will prevent you from getting your CDL. The quick answer is most felonies will not prevent you from obtaining your CDL. However, there are some exceptions. CDLs are issued by individual states, which have its own rules, procedures and standards for issuance of CDLs. Some states even have stricter standards than federal laws.
For the purpose of this article, a conviction means any determination of guilt, or finding an individual
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