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Dennis Francis Dwyer

Dennis Dwyer’s Legal Guides

9 total

  • How can I get a permit to drive if my license is revoked for a DUI (in Illinois)?

    The first questions clients have when they get convicted of a DUI are how and when can I drive again. Well, the fastest way to get back behind the wheel of a car is to get a restricted drivers permit(RDP). If this is your first conviction, you can get a RDP as soon as you finish ...

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  • How can I get a permit to drive if my license is revoked for a DUI?

    The first questions clients have when they get convicted of a DUI are how and when can I drive again. Well, the fastest way to get back behind the wheel of a car is to get a restricted drivers permit(RDP). If this is your first conviction, you can get a RDP as soon as you finish ...

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  • Reasonable Suspicion Traffic Stops and DUI

    If you are pulled over by a police officer there must be a lawful reason. There are various reasons and some include, speeding, veerying off the road, swerving without reason, headlight(s) out, broken tailight, tinted front windows, not reducing speed or heeding caution in hazard...

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  • Illinois to allow undocumented immigrants to receive driver's licenses?

    It looks like the Illinois General Assembly will pass a bill to allow undocumented immigrants to obtain drivers licenses. As an attorney who practices in the traffic courts throughout the Chicagoland area, all I can say is that it is about time. I cannot tell you how many times I...

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  • New Illinois law helpful for those charged with certain felonies

    The Illinois General Assembly has passed a new law allowing for deferred prosecution for certain non violent, probationable felony offenses. This is a great new law for people charge with felonies such as retail theft, theft, burglary, and possession of a stolen motor vehicle, fo...

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  • How long will I lose my license if I am found guilty of a DUI?

    In Illinois, a first time DUI offender is ELIGIBLE for supervision. As long as you complete your supervision period successfully, usually meaning completion of all alcohol classes, payment of fines and no new arrests, the Illinois Secretary of State will not revoke your driver's ...

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  • Drug Sniffing Dogs

    There is an interesting article in the Tribune detailing how drug sniffing dogs are not always correct in alerting for drugs on a traffic stop. See http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-canine-officers-20110105,0,6649157,full.story This is certainly an alarming problem ...

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  • What can I expect when charged with domestic battery?

    Having talked to many clients as a defense attorney handling domestic violence offenses and to many victims as a prosecutor, I have learned that there is a lot of misinformation out there concerning how the court system handles domestic violence cases. This blog hopefully will cl...

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  • The DUI Process from Arrest to Trial in Cook County

    Pre- Arrest The DUI process begins the moment the police officer suspects impaired driving, usually after observing a traffic violation or responding to a traffic accident. The police officer observ

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