The 2016 Summer Camp Music Festival will be held at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, Illinois from May 27-29. This event always attracts thousands of visitors from all across the United States that travel to the Peoria area in order to hear their favorite music groups and enjoy the festival experience. However, festival-goers should be … Continue reading Drug Arrests at Summer Camp Music Festival
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The Effects of Residual Mouth Alcohol and Acid Reflux on Breathalyzer Results. Residual mouth alcohol is the alcohol vapor that remains in the mucous tissues of the mouth and throat after a person has been drinking. This remaining alcohol vapor can contaminate the breath sample reading registered by the breathalyzer, creating an inexact blood alcohol … Continue reading GERD Interference with Reliable Breath Alcohol Concentration Reading
The Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees the right for the accused to confront his accuser. This language seems straight-forward enough, but the scope and limitations of this right is ever evolving. Two Supreme Court cases appeared to be moving in a direction more favorable to defense attorneys, but a recent Illinois case … Continue reading The Confrontation Clause in Illinois DUI Cases
Avoiding Roadblocks Often, motorists will seek to avoid roadblocks for a variety of reasons. They may mistake a roadblock for a traffic accident and make a turn or a U-turn prior to reaching the “entrance.” Likewise, motorists may recognize the roadblock for what it is-a roadblock-and seek to avoid it for no reason at all. … Continue reading Is it legal to avoid DUI Roadblocks?
The Cannabis Control Act states, “It is unlawful for any person to knowingly possess cannabis” (720 ILCS 550/4). The Illinois Controlled Substances Act states, “Except as otherwise stated by this act, it is unlawful for any person to knowingly possess a controlled or counterfeit substance or controlled substance analog” (720 ILCS 570/402). Pertaining to guns … Continue reading What Does It Mean To Knowingly Possess?
The penalties and fines for possession, distribution, growing, and driving under the influence (DUI) of cannabis span a range from probation to 30 years in prison. When you are charged with any crime relating to cannabis, you should consult an effective trial attorney. If you want to find out on your own what you are … Continue reading Everything You Need To Know About Cannabis Charges & Penalties
You are prepared to try your client’s DUI case. You are looking forward to the trial because you’ve got a good case and you are confident of a not guilty verdict. Suddenly, the State offers a plea to dismiss the DUI if your client pleads guilty to Reckless Driving. What are the consequences of the … Continue reading Reckless Driving Guide For DUI and Traffic Law Practitioners In Illinois
Texting and driving has been illegal in Illinois for some time now. For those of you who like to talk and drive, be aware-or beware-that the General Assembly has passed a blanket ban on all uses of “electronic communication devices” while driving. The amended law now prohibits the use of the following devices for any … Continue reading Talking and Driving Now Illegal In Illinois
Driving 26 mph Over the Speed Limit Now a Class B Misdemeanor SPEEDERS BEWARE: Driving 26 mph in excess of the speed limit will now be a Class B misdemeanor in Illinois, effective January 1, 2014. The legislature amended the law to lower the cut-off speed from 31 mph to 26 mph. In the same … Continue reading Slower Speeding to Become Potential Jail Time in Illinois
Although there are serious criminal consequences of being charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, often the most punitive effect is losing your license. In Illinois this happens before you have either been convicted or acquitted of the offense of DUI. This method of losing your license is called a statutory summary suspension. and … Continue reading Getting Your License Back – Challenging Breath Tests