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Month: November 2019

What Is “No Refusal” DUI Enforcement?

As you might already know, drivers in Illinois have sometimes refused Breathalyzer tests during DUI stops. Law enforcement has begun responding to these refusals with what they call “No Refusal” DUI Enforcement.Often used only on holidays, weekends and...

Three important issues surrounding controlled substances

When a lawyer looks to defend a client accused of possession of a controlled substance, there are three main issues that come to the fore: type of drug, who had possession and how it was obtained by law enforcement.Federal law has supremacy over state laws, so states...

Refusing to take a field sobriety test

If Illinois and Chicagoland police stop you on suspicion of driving under the influence, refusing to submit to a breathalyzer or field sobriety tests will initiate serious consequences, and often these are worse than being found of guilty of driving under the...

Preparing your domestic violence defense in Illinois

Men often feel like they have little chance to defend themselves in a domestic violence case. They are often stereotyped as being the culprits in a familial or couple dispute that turns into a physical attack. In reality, men are victims of domestic violence and...

Do you have to answer police questions?

You see the lights in your rearview mirror, hear the sirens and your heart races. Having a police officer is a stressful experience whether you’ve done something wrong or not. Knowing how to handle yourself can help make a traffic stop more tolerable while not...

What are your rights during an Illinois traffic stop?

No driver likes to see red flashing lights in the rearview mirror. But for those who have illegal drugs in the vehicle or are driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, they are most likely thinking about what might happen now that police have pulled them...