Written by attorney Lance Tyler, over 3 years ago.
Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN) otherwise known as the follow the finger test.
The officer is not gauging whether you can follow his finger/pen/stylus with your eyes; he is looking for nystagmus (... more
Written by attorney Wayne Foote, over 3 years ago.
Don't refuse the test.
While it is true that the state may have a harder job prosecuting you without a breath test, the consequences of refusal can make the DUI much worse. Most states impose a... more
Request a Hearing.
You must request a hearing date for a DOL hearing within 20 days from the date of your arrest. to fight the administration suspension. A failure to request this hearing within 20... more
Written by attorney Parag Shah, over 4 years ago.
Having a felony conviction can keep you from voting (for a period of time), sitting on a jury, or ever owning a firearm. Most importantly, it can keep you from getting a job. But there is hope for... more
Remain calm, be polite..
Police won't usually break down the door of your home unless they believe you have a weapon or they think you might be hiding and refusing to answer the door. If a police... more
For starters to protect yourself, your loved ones
and others, you should never drive any vehicle when you have consumed any
amount of alcohol. Most people know that
the law states you are legally... more
Written by attorney Aaron Pelley, about 5 years ago.
State, deletion of non-conviction data makes
it possible to delete the criminal records of a person who was
arrested for but not convicted of a crime. Government
and background-check... more
Written by attorney Steven Fagan, about 4 years ago.
First appearance in court.
If you are a DUI defendant, and have been notified of suspension because of an Illinois DUI arrest, then on the first court appearance date, the Judge will inform you of... more