In Illinois, the criminal offense of driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol comes with serious penalties if you are convicted. Although a DUI, or drunk driving as it is commonly called, may seem like a routine issue that confronts many people, you...
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How out-of-state traffic violations are treated in Illinois
On Behalf of Tom Speedie, Attorney at Law, P.C. | Apr 3, 2023 | Blog, CDL Traffic Violations
Out-of-state traffic violations are taken seriously in the state of Illinois. Whether you are anticipating a pre-employment screening for a new trucking career or do not want to risk your ability to be behind the wheel, there are consequences to having out-of-state...
CDL traffic violations and suspensions
On Behalf of Tom Speedie, Attorney at Law, P.C. | Jan 25, 2023 | Blog, CDL Traffic Violations
Driving a tractor-trailer requires skill and the appropriate license. Persons with a commercial driver's license (CDL) from Illinois may explore their career path as professional truckers. As with a standard license, CDL holders must follow the law or risk the...
Commercial driving records and protecting them
On Behalf of Tom Speedie, Attorney at Law, P.C. | Mar 24, 2022 | Blog, CDL Traffic Violations
Driving along interstate corridors and frequently working at night, commercial drivers perform essential societal roles like keeping supermarket shelves stocked and delivering mail. Illinois's interstates and highways play an essential role in the national transport...
Ongoing costs of a DUI conviction
On Behalf of Tom Speedie, Attorney at Law, P.C. | Jul 13, 2021 | Blog, Drunk Driving
Of all traffic citations, DWI and DUI are usually the most costly. Some regions are known to be hotspots of police activity. Busy interstates and high traffic areas are not the only places targeted by police. Local throughways and back roads like those found in...
Reasons driver’s licenses get suspended or revoked in Illinois
On Behalf of Tom Speedie, Attorney at Law, P.C. | Apr 23, 2018 | Blog
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.There’s a big difference...
What happens to my license if it is suspended or revoked?
On Behalf of Tom Speedie, Attorney at Law, P.C. | Mar 11, 2018 | Blog
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.If you’ve never been arrested for a DUI before, the difference between a...
To speed or not to speed
On Behalf of Tom Speedie, Attorney at Law, P.C. | Feb 7, 2018 | Blog
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...
Biking under the influence can have serious consequences
On Behalf of Tom Speedie, Attorney at Law, P.C. | Jan 24, 2018 | Blog
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.The last scenario brings to light the issue...
Reasons To Request A Restricted Driving Permit
On Behalf of Tom Speedie, Attorney at Law, P.C. | Jan 9, 2018 | Blog
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...
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