Month: July 2016

Jul. 5 2016

CAN I EXPUNGE MY CRIMINAL RECORD?

CAN I EXPUNGE MY CRIMINAL RECORD?
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Under Illinois law, if you have been arrested for a criminal offense, you may have the right to have records of your arrest expunged or sealed. “Expungement” of records and “sealing” of records are different in many respects, but both …

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Jul. 5 2016

WHAT IS THE NEW ILLINOIS SPEEDING LAW IN 2014?

WHAT IS THE NEW ILLINOIS SPEEDING LAW IN 2014?
Posted By: Sami Azhari

State lawmakers made some important changes to the Illinois Vehicle Code for 2014. Some changes include an increase in speed limit, a prohibition on talking on the phone while driving without the use of a Bluetooth headset device, but the …

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Jul. 5 2016

UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT REQUIRES WARRANTS FOR FORCED BLOOD DRAWS

UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT REQUIRES WARRANTS FOR FORCED BLOOD DRAWS
Posted By: Sami Azhari

The United States Supreme Court ruled that police must generally obtain a warrant before subjecting a drunken-driving suspect to a blood test. The vote was 8-to-1. Tyler McNeely was pulled over late at night after a state trooper observed him …

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Jul. 5 2016

WHAT’S THE BIG DEAL ABOUT USING A FAKE ID?

WHAT’S THE BIG DEAL ABOUT USING A FAKE ID
Posted By: Sami Azhari
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Unfortunately, this question is asked frequently at this time of the year. With colleges and universities around the country starting classes, many of the students want to experience more than what campus life has to offer. While some universities allow …

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Jul. 5 2016

WHAT IS THE FELONY PROCEDURE IN ILLINOIS?

WHAT IS THE FELONY PROCEDURE IN ILLINOIS?
Posted By: Sami Azhari

There are principally three types of crimes in Illinois. The most minor violation is called a petty offense. This type of violation can be punished only by the imposition of a fine. The next level is a misdemeanor. In Illinois, …

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Jul. 5 2016

WHAT IS THE LAW FOR PASSING A SCHOOL BUS?

WHAT IS THE LAW FOR PASSING A SCHOOL BUS?
Posted By: Sami Azhari
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The beginning of the school year is quickly approaching. And morning commuters will, once again, be tempted to pass school busses in their morning race to get to work. In Illinois, the law for Approaching, Overtaking, and Passing a School …

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Jul. 5 2016

AL MICHAELS TRIES TO DODGE SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT

AL MICHAELS TRIES TO DODGE SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT
Posted By: Sami Azhari
Category:
DUI

Famed NBC sportscaster Al Michaels was arrested on drunk-driving allegations after making a U-turn next to a DUI sobriety checkpoint, officials said. A longtime announcer on NBC’s “Sunday Night Football,” Michaels was arrested about 10 p.m. Friday in Santa Monica, …

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Jul. 5 2016

KEVIN HART ARRESTED FOR DUI

KEVIN HART ARRESTED FOR DUI
Posted By: Sami Azhari
Category:
DUI

Comedian Kevin Hart was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol on Sunday April 14, 2013 in Los Angeles. According to reports, Hart almost collided with a tanker truck on a Southern California freeway. He failed a field sobriety …

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Jul. 5 2016

STRICTER SPEEDING LAWS IN 2013

STRICTER SPEEDING LAWS IN 2013
Posted By: Sami Azhari

State lawmakers made some important changes to the Illinois Vehicle Code for 2013. One change may lead to a substantial increase in driver’s license suspensions. Previously, a traffic offense in Illinois had never seemed like a serious issue for licensed …

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Jul. 5 2016

Automatic Revocation of Driving Privileges

Automatic Revocation of Driving Privileges
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Over time, Illinois has become one of the strictest states when it comes to driving penalties.  First, there was a change in DUI law that required a Breath Alcohol Interlock Ignition Device (BAIID) in the automobiles of people receiving a …

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