If you are stopped by the police and asked to perform Field Sobriety Tests, one of the test will likely be the HGN Test. This test is to check for movement of your eye. It is based upon research that shows that if you consume alcohol you eye will jerk back and forth if you…Details
California to remove Bail Requirements for most Defendants. California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill that would remove the requirement of posting bail. Bail is also know as a Bond. What is the Purpose of Bail (Bond)? The purpose of posting money to get out of jail until your trial or until the case…Details
Unconstitutional DUI Stops: A case study from Lee County Illinois An officer has the right to pull over a driver if they have a reasonable suspicion that the driver was in violation of the law. Without having a reasonable suspicion, the stopping of a vehicle is in violation of the Constitution. A Lee County DUI…Details
Motorcycle DUI with a BAC of .183 Dismissed The Stop: My Client was driving his motorcycle with his wife as a passenger. A police officer was standing on the side of the road after stopping a different vehicle. As my Client drove by the police officer, he was yelling at his wife to “shut…Details
Police Officer States, “You Ripped Me Apart”: In April of 2018, I held a Statutory Summary Suspension hearing at the Daley Center. The hearing resulted in the Judge throwing out the license suspension. The Judge ruled that the police officer did not have reason enough to stop my client’s vehicle. Reason for the Stop:…Details
DUI with a BAC (Blood Alcohol Concentration) of 0.187 License Suspension Rescinded: I recently had a Statutory Summary Suspension rescinded (thrown out) even after my Client had a BAC of 0.187 (over 2 times the legal limit). The Judge ruled that the police officer had no reason to stop my client’s vehicle. Once the Judge…Details
Mancow Files Lawsuit Against his Former Boss: Michael J. Young is representing Erich Muller, the radio personality and Chicago-based shock jock known as Mancow, in a lawsuit for emotional distress. The lawsuit has been filed against Muller’s former boss, Marv Nyren. Muller was prompted to file the suit when his current employer, Cumulus Media Chicago, hired Nyren as…Details
Underage Drinking and Driving Being convicted of a DUI will have serious consequences for anyone. However, an individual who is under 21 years of age at the time of their arrest will face more serious penalties if found guilty of a DUI. This is true even if the underage individual tests below the legal drinking…Details
Illinois DUI and Marijuana, THC:
What is the legal limit for THC?
How much THC is 5 ng?
I use marijuana for medicinal purposes, can I get a DUI?
If you are facing a DUI, you should speak with an experienced DUI attorney.
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Ogle County, Oregon, Illinois: I have been handling cases in Ogle County, (Oregon Illinois) for over 22 years. These cases include DUI and other criminal matters. This courthouse benefits from its small town feel and genuine friendliness. Ogle County has a new courthouse which was built directly west of the old courthouse. If…Details