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Illinois amends DUI law to set a “legal limit” for Marijuana DUIs

Governor Rauner has signed SB 2228, which, among other things, amends the DUI statute, removing the provision that made it a DUI if a person drives or is in actual physical control with any amount of cannabis in his or her blood, breath or urine (i.e., a “zero tolerance” law), and adding a new section […]

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New law will eliminate waits to get driving permits

Under a new law that will go into effect January 1, 2016, persons who have license suspensions or DUI revocations won’t have to wait to obtain driving relief. The new law eliminates the 30 day waiting period before a person can obtain a Monitored Device Driving Permit (“MDDP”) after a first offense DUI statutory summary […]

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IL to consider changing law that gives lifetime revocations to anyone with 4 DUI convictions

For the last 15 years, Illinois has had a law on the books that prohibits the Secretary of State from reinstating the license of anyone convicted of four or more DUIs, so long as the last conviction occurred after January 1, 1999.¬† The law also prohibits the Secretary of State from giving clearance which would […]

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New sentencing law not good news for drunk drivers

Governor Quinn has signed new legislation creating a new prison sentencing scheme, replacing the old “meritorious good time” rules. Under the new law, anyone who is convicted of aggravated drunk driving involving death or great bodily injury will only be eligible for 4.5 days credit per month of sentence, i.e., one would have to serve […]

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DUI: The $10,000 ride home

A fine is just the start of what you’ll pay for a drunken-driving conviction. Insurance-rate increases, legal bills, alcohol treatment and licensing fees can push the cost into five figures. By Christopher Solomon If you need any more reasons not to drink and drive, consider this: A driving-under-the-influence conviction is a financial wrecking ball. A […]

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More use ignition locks under new Illinois DUI law

By MICHAEL TARM THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Posted¬†Jul 04, 2009 @ 01:12 AM CHICAGO – Several thousand Illinois residents won’t be able to hop in their cars and leave if they have one too many drinks at a Fourth of July party, thanks to a new law that already may be saving lives here and in […]

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New DUI law and device

New DUI law and device give a choice to people pulled over for their first DUI case: Prove sobriety every time they drive or get a suspended license Law expands the use of BAIID, or Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Device By Kristen Schorsch | Tribune reporter July 14, 2009 About 3,600 Illinoisans accused for the […]

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Police crack down on drunk drivers

by Katie Frank August 12, 2004 If you feel like someone is watching you this Friday the 13th, you might just be right. On that night, the Chicago Police Department will send its 27-foot Breath Alcohol Testing Truck (a.k.a the “B.A.T.T. Mobile”) and Roadside Safety Check team to the intersection of North Avenue and Albany […]

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