Moving violations could happen even when a driver has no intention to violate traffic laws. However, a driver may make a lane change without signaling or unknowingly increase his or her speed beyond the posted limit. Such infractions may lead to a citation, fine and...
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After having one or two drinks, one's ability to make sound decisions is often affected. While the individual will recognize faulty logic under normal circumstances, this is not always the case once alcohol becomes involved. In some instances, the Illinois resident...
The worst part appears to be over. The Illinois resident has suffered the consequences of a drunk driving conviction and is now ready to move on with his or her life. One important step in this is the driver's license reinstatement process. A drunk driving conviction...
On behalf of Tom Speedie, Attorney at Law, P.C. | Sep 8, 2018 |
Using objects or modifications in your vehicle that limit your view is not only hazardous to your safety and the safety of other drivers, it may also leave you with a traffic violation — whether it causes an accident or not.Here are a few of the ways you may...
"May I search your vehicle?" A driver's answer to this question from a police officer -- whether here in Illinois or elsewhere -- could provide law enforcement with the legal authorization to conduct a search of the vehicle. Even if a motorist has nothing to hide, it...
Lights flashing in the rearview mirror are often an indication that the Illinois driver needs to pull over. Once this occurs, the officer will usually ask for the driver's license and registration. Throughout this process, the law enforcement officer is analyzing the...
Friends often share expenses or take turns buying dinner, drinks and even the occasional recreational activity. For some Illinois residents, this recreational activity can take the form of drugs that the friends are planning to both use. While this may appear to be a...
On behalf of Tom Speedie, Attorney at Law, P.C. | Aug 16, 2018 |
The summer is coming to a close and young people are preparing to return to college. For many, the college lifestyle is a thrilling time full of friends, new experiences, enlightening education and rewarding challenges. For many students, the college lifestyle also...
Drunk driving is a serious problem throughout Illinois as well as the rest of the nation. In fact, it is estimated that over 40 percent of all traffic related deaths are in some way related to drunk driving. As a result, the penalties for drunk driving are designed to...
Flashing lights in the rear view mirror can send waves of panic through an Illinois driver. Questions of what have I done or how fast was I going typically rush through the mind. The driver often looks around to make sure that nothing questionable is lying around and...
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