In Illinois Driving Under the Influence (DUI-625 ILCS 5/11-501) Does Not Always Mean Driving

In Illinois a person is driving under the influence of alcohol when a person is in actual physical control of any vehicle while under the influence of alcohol (See 625 ILCS 5/11-501). It is important for Illinois motorists to note that the Illinois DUI Statute does not mentioned the word […] Read more »

DRIVING ON A SUSPENDED OR REVOKED DRIVER’S LICENSE IN ILLINOIS

If you have been arrested or received a ticket for driving on a suspended or revoked driver’s license in Illinois, you are facing, at a minimum, misdemeanor criminal charges. See 625 ILCS 5/6-303 . While any charge for driving on a suspended or revoked license is serious, it is important to […] Read more »

Aggravated Speeding (625 ILCS 5/11-601.5) and Your Criminal Record

Now, more than ever before, Illinois drivers need to be wary of how fast they drive on the roadways. At certain speeds a traffic ticket is no longer a petty offense, but instead becomes a more serious misdemeanor. A driver who is traveling between 26 and 35 mph over the […] Read more »

Driving on a Suspended or Revoked License and Mandatory Jail Time

Illinois drivers who are currently driving a car while their driver’s license is suspended or revoked need to be mindful that in many circumstances they could be facing a mandatory jail sentence if they are arrested and convicted. Illinois law mandates that drivers who are convicted of a third violation […] Read more »

What is Aggravated Speeding?

Aggravated speeding is driving 26 miles per hour or more over the posted speed limit. It is a very serious moving violation. Aggravated Speeding is a misdemeanor offense. Aggravated Speeding can either be a Class A Misdemeanor or a Class B Misdemeanor. See 625 ILCS 5/11-501. Read more »

What is First Offender Probation in Illinois?

First Offender Probation is a type of probation that may result in the dismissal of the criminal charge if the term of probation is completed satisfactorily.  Once a case has been dismissed upon completion of probation it is possible to expunge the case from a person’s criminal record.  See 720 […] Read more »

Is Domestic Battery a Misdemeanor or a Felony?

Domestic Battery may be charged as a Misdemeanor or a Felony depending on the facts and circumstances of each individual case and the background of the accused.  There are many circumstances that may result in a Felony Domestic Battery charge.  Some of those circumstances are: If the accused has a […] Read more »

Underage Drinking/Consumption of Liquor by a Minor and Your Illinois Driver’s License

Illinois residents who are under the age of 21 and have been charged with possessing or consuming alcohol need to be mindful of the consequences that may accompany these charges. Pursuant to 235 ILCS 5/6-20 a person who is under 21 years of age who transfers, possesses or consumes alcohol […] Read more »