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More DUI Checkpoints in Latino and African American Neighborhoods
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More DUI Checkpoints in Latino and African American Neighborhoods

DUI checkpoints—sometimes referred to as sobriety checkpoints—are roadblocks set up by officers to stop vehicles to check for drunk drivers. DUI checkpoints are designed to achieve surprise, and are often set up in areas not visible to approaching traffic. Typically, vehicles are stopped in a specific sequence, such as every other vehicle, or every fourth and fifth vehicle. If an officer’s initial encounter with a driver gives him or her reasonable suspicion that the driver is drunk, the officer may … Read More

You Can’t Run From DUIs, but You Can Fight Them
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You Can’t Run From DUIs, but You Can Fight Them

Hopefully, your New Year’s Eve celebrations went off without a hitch. There’s no better way to start a New Year than by having a nice celebration with friends and family so that you can jump into the New Year refreshed, recharged, and ready to go.

Unfortunately for some, the New Year is already off to a less than ideal start. For the 20 men and women arrested in Chicago’s DUI warrant sweep on New Year’s Eve, 2015 has begun on … Read More

What to Do When New Year’s Mistakes Lead to Charges
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What to Do When New Year’s Mistakes Lead to Charges

In the days leading up to New Year’s Eve, it seems that every media outlet from The New York Times to BuzzFeed is filled with articles on how to make the most out of your New Year’s celebrations—from which outfits to wear to which bars to visit in your area. In the days following New Year’s, however, the headlines get a lot bleaker—stories about arrests, drunk driving accidents, and domestic abuses scream out from every newspaper and website.

 

As … Read More

Are Illinois DUI Laws about to Get Tougher?
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Are Illinois DUI Laws about to Get Tougher?

While the republican and democratic candidates for secretary of state might have differed on many platforms, they both agreed on one – Illinois needs to enforce stricter DUI laws.  Republican nominee Mike Webster argued that it’s too easy to avoid conviction for a DUI, maintaining that the system can be manipulated “if you have enough money” or “know the right people.”

 

The democratic opponent, longtime secretary of state Jesse White, says he supports a law that enforces longer license … Read More