The Chicago Police Department is not required to have video recorders in the police vehicle, (the Illinois State Police are required to have video recording equipment in their vehicle’s) nevertheless, many, (not all) Chicago Police vehicles have video.
If you are assigned to Traffic Safety School, below is the form you need to complete. This is the form to complete only if the Court has assigned you to Traffic Safety School.
As an attorney, my client rarely ever have to attend Traffic Safety School.
My client who has a CDL license was recently found Not Guilty of his second DUI, (the Statutory Summary Suspension) was also rescinded. The police officer was following my client and saw that my client was straddling both lanes of traffic (headed in the same direction) and would go from lane to lane, but not…Details
Yesterday I had a Statutory Summary Suspension rescinded, (thrown out) based upon the Illinois State Trooper not having probable cause to believe that my client was driving under the influence of alcohol. At the hearing, the only witness I called was the Illinois State Trooper. The police officer is the only person you want to…Details
Battery Case: I just finished a case where my client was charged with two counts of battery and one count of trespass to land. The State, McHenry County called five witnesses to testify against my client. Two of the witnesses were independent individuals that did not know any of the parties, (they were in a…Details
I just finished a DUI case in DuPage where I had the case dismissed before trial. Here are the facts. My client was in a parking lot of a bar when he backed into another car that was driving in the lot. The police were called. My client admitted to being in the bar and…Details
With the changes in the law (making 26mph and over a Class B misdemeanor, and 40mph and over a Class A misdemeanor), I have received many new clients being charged with these more serious speeding misdemeanors. Here are three cases (I have handled many more) and how I resolved them. I represented a person for…Details
My client was stopped by the DuPage Sheriff’s Police and after the officer smelled alcohol and saw that my client had blood-shot and glassy eyes arrested him for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol. Because the arrest took place on private property, were was not a Statutory Summary Suspension issued. On the first court date…Details
The Illinois State Police have jurisdiction throughout the entire State of Illinois. Therefore, they can stop and arrest a person for DUI, or any state offense anywhere within the State of Illinois.
The location of court has to be within the county that you were arrested or received the ticket.
Plea Agreement: If after all of the evidence is reviewed, and it is determined that the best option is to enter a “plea” which is basically an admission of guilt, there are several more steps to take than just admitting you committed the offense and getting sentenced. There are three types of pleas options: First,…Details