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Fleeing or attempting to elude a peace officer: sentencing and driver’s license issues

November 9, 2012
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If a police officer tries to pull you over with his siren or flashing lights and you choose to drive away, you could be charged with a serious crime. The law in Illinois says that fleeing or attempting to elude a peace officer is a Class A misdemeanor. You could go to jail for up […]

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Illinois summary suspension for failing or refusing the breathalyzer

June 25, 2012
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There is something inherently unfair about it law that allows a police officer to suspend a person’s driver’s license for DUI before he is found guilty. But this is the law in Illinois. A police officer can suspend a person’s license for failing or refusing chemical testing. Illinois courts recognize a concept called implied consent. […]

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Failure to pull to the right for emergency vehicles in Illinois

May 3, 2012
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A ticket for failure to yield to an emergency vehicle is a moving violation. As such, it has the potential to result in a suspended license. The statute that governs these cases is 625 ILCS 5/11-907. The law says that on the approach of an authorized emergency vehicle making use of audible and visual signals […]

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