If you’re a driver in Illinois, just remember to follow the traffic laws as well as other non-driving related laws. If you don’t, you just may lose your driving privileges whether through a license suspension or revocation.
After being charged with a DUI, there is some uncertainty about what your driving capabilities will be. Depending on the level of the offense, your license may be suspended or revoked.
Has this ever happened to you? You’re on your way to work when the flashing cop lights come on behind you. The officer raps at your window and asks if you know why he has pulled you over. Rather than admit you were speeding, you venture a guess, “Do I have a broken taillight?” As the officer chuckles on his way back to write up the inevitable speeding ticket, you ponder the injustice of it all.
More and more people are taking it to the streets riding their bicycles to work, for pleasure, a general workout and even journeying on pub crawls – riding with friends and stopping at establishments that serve alcohol.
If you had your driver’s license suspended or revoked, you’ve not only had a huge change to your lifestyle; you’re kept from accomplishing the basic things you need to do to have a normal life. There is an option that could get your license back for specific reasons, called a restricted driving permit.
If you have been charged with DUI in Washington County or elsewhere in southern Illinois, the importance of an experienced criminal defense attorney cannot be understated. Many people already know that lawyers are advocates and legal counselors (because nearly every advertisement says this in one way or another), but few people truly understand what attorneys do and how clients in trouble can benefit from their expertise. This post will highlight some of things that make a good criminal defense lawyer.
It seems self-evident that drunk-driving checkpoints (sometimes called roadblocks or saturation enforcement) should be illegal. If police need probable cause to pull a driver over for DUI, then why is it O.K. to stop a driver when there's no probable cause?
You usually avoid these kinds of things. But Sarah was a good friend, and she made work better and fun each day. So when they announced the office happy hour celebrating her promotion, you knew you had to go.
It’s easy to take our ability to drive for granted. It’s only when losing our driving privileges that we’re able to fully realize how difficult it can be if your driver’s license is suspended or revoked.
How tough do you think Illinois drunk-driving laws are, compared to the other 49 states? A Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD) report says Illinois has some of the toughest drunk-driving laws in the country.