Law enforcement is not permitted to stop a driver operating a vehicle without a reason. Under Terry v. Ohio 392 U.S. 1 (1968), a police officer may conduct a brief, investigatory stop of a person where the officer reasonably believes that the person has committed, or is about to, commit a crime. This means that […]Read More
Driver’s License Suspension and Driver’s License Revocation, What’s the Difference?
While a driver’s license suspension and revocation of your driver’s license both mean the loss of your driving privileges, they aren’t the same thing. Illinois law 625 ILCS 5/1-204 defines the driver’s license suspension as [t]he temporary withdrawal by formal action of the Secretary of a person’s license or privilege to operate a motor vehicle […]Read More
What Happens After a Third DUI in Illinois?
Illinois has very strict DUI laws. Like all states, we don’t allow drivers to operate motor vehicles with a blood alcohol content (BAC) level of 0.08% or higher. Additionally, Illinois has a zero-tolerance policy for minors and alcohol. This means that minors must have a BAC of 0.00% when behind the wheel. The penalties for […]Read More
What Happens if I Get a DUI with a Child in the Car?
Nearly a third of Peoria households have children in the home. With children comes the constant barrage of errands, appointments, sports practices, pickups, and drop-offs. Your children’s safety is likely your top priority in life, but everyone makes mistakes. Making the mistake of driving under the influence with a child in the car, however, is […]Read More
When is a DUI a Felony in Illinois?
Depending on the circumstances, a DUI arrest can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony in Illinois. Felony DUIs come with steep penalties, including fines and lengthy jail time. Read on to understand the differences between misdemeanor and felony DUIs in Illinois, and what to do if you are charged with DUI. When […]Read More