Starting January 1, 2023, a person arrested will no longer have to post cash to get out of jail in Illinois. Public Act 101-0652 eliminates the use of cash bond. Normally, when a person is arrested for a criminal offense, examples are DUI, theft, assault, etc, the individual would have to provide a certain amount…Details
Violation of your court sentence: what happens when you pick up a New Case when your on Probation, Conditional Discharge or Supervision
If you are on probation, conditional discharge of court supervision and you get arrested for another case before your prior sentence is complete the prosecutor in the prior case will file a violation against you. So, if you are on probation, a violation of probation would be filed, if conditional discharge, then a violation of…Details
There are three type of speeding tickets: speeding 1-25 mph over the posted speed limit, 26-34 over the posted speed limit and 35 mph and above the posted speed limit. The first ticket, speeding 1-25 mph the Court will also you to simply pay the fine and a court appearance will not be required. However,…Details
A Drug and Alcohol Evaluation is also referred to as simply an “Evaluation.” It is performed by a state licensed provider and consists of both multiply choice questions and an interview. The purpose is to determine the extent of drug and or alcohol abuse. Obtaining a drug and alcohol evaluation is a requirement if your…Details
Coronavirus and the number of DUI (Driving Under the Influence ) initially dropped in March, April and May of 2020, when coronavirus was shutting everything down and locking peopler in their homes. However, the number of DUI cases have increased since June of 2020 to present. As business close their doors, and people lost their…Details
The morning after you received a charge of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) there are steps you can take to start to win and handle your case. First, get all of your papers you received from the police officer, police station together. These documents are important for your case and might be the only documents…Details
What is the difference between a suspended Illinois driver’s license and a revoked Illinois driver’s license.
A suspended or revoked Illinois driver’s license initially has the same effect: you are not allowed to drive. In the video Attorney Young explains what the other differences are.
The video is available here: https://youtu.be/unMp_Ine9QA
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